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Your Creativity Outlet on Campus

Wheelhouse Studios is a drop-in/open arts studio located in Memorial Union with the intent of providing an outlet for creativity in the heart of campus. With three versatile work spaces, flexible studio designs, drop-in art opportunities, and classes for enthusiasts and first-time artists alike, it’s easy to engage in the arts at Wheelhouse.

Get in touch

Interested in learning more, buying a studio pass or booking your event?

(608) 262-3156  |  wheelhouse@union.wisc.edu
Lower Level, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

HOURS: Open seven days a week from 12:00pm – 10:00pm
(closed holiday weekends)
CLOSED at 5pm, Wed., 11/23, REOPEN at Noon, Monday, 11/27.

DIY Your Holiday

DIY Your Holiday

Wheelhouse Studios is your destination for handmade holiday decor and cherished holiday gifts.

DIY My Holiday


Wheelhouse Classes

Wheelhouse Classes

Fun, informal, non-credit classes are offered on a wide variety of topics all year long. Wheelhouse classes are a great way to expand your horizons, refresh your knowledge and build new skills. Offerings include painting, ceramics, glass arts, metal works, jewelry, dance and movement, written word, cooking and many more. Remaining Fall 2017 and ALL Winter/Spring 2018 courses are now open for registration on our registration web site.

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Drop-in/Open Studios

Drop-in/Open Studios

Wheelhouse Studios has three energetic work spaces for exploration, creativity and collaboration. Each studio has a primary focus – ceramics, 3D art and 2D art and have all of the supplies, equipment and materials needed to do your own drop-in, individual or group course work and/or group instruction.

More about Studio Spaces


Wheelhouse Fall Catalog

Wheelhouse Fall Catalog

Remaining fall course offerings are listed online and open for registration. Register today!
For winter/spring, 2018 courses use the "Wheelhouse Classes" link above.

Fall Catalog


FEATURED Course

FEATURED Course

Fused Glass Pendants
Design and create four one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art which make great holiday gifts! You will learn basic glass-cutting and fusing/kiln skills while making the pendants. Fee includes all class supplies including optional dichroic embellishments.

Full Course Info


Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday

Friday, Dec. 1st - 5:00 - 9:00pm
Holiday Arts

Celebrate the upcoming holidays with ornament making, painting your holidays and traditional Philippine Parol Lantern making.
Presenting on collaboration with the WUD Global Connections Committee.
All FREE!  Location: Wheelhouse Studios & Der Rathskeller

Free Art Friday