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Open Studios

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Art studios to suit your style

Located on the lower level of Memorial Union, just steps from downtown Madison, the spaces at Wheelhouse Studios have been thoughtfully designed and organized to accommodate a variety of DIY endeavors, from pottery and photography to glasswork, metal work, painting, screen printing and more. Our three art studios, Studio Y, Studio O, and Studio G, are flexible and available for use when a class is not taking place.

Ready to create in our studios? Sign-in at the front desk when you arrive!

Get Your Studio Pass

Purchase your pass directly at the Wheelhouse Studios front desk upon arrival!

  • UW-Madison Students: FREE
  • Union Members: $6/day, $35/month, $310/year
  • Community: $8/day, $50/month, $415/year

*Please note: Open studios are intended for self guided work, there is no instruction during open studio hours. Wheelhouse class registration includes studio access and guided instruction. Students and Union Members get a discount on classes.

Open Studios

General Info

Open Studio Hours:
Noon - 10pm, 7 days a week
(Closed holiday weekends and winter break)

Studio Passes

  • Students: FREE
  • Union Members: $6/day, $35/month, $310/year
  • Community/UW-Faculty/Staff: $8/day, $50/month, $415/year

Questions? Get in touch!

(608) 262-3156

General Info

Ceramic Art - Studio Y

  • Enjoy wheel pottery
  • Create a pinch pot
  • Utilize our glaze space
Ceramic Art - Studio Y

3D Art - Studio O

  • Practice metalsmithing
  • Slump a glass bowl
  • Sculpt in clay
  • Craft ceramic tiles
  • Assemble a creative mosaic
  • Fashion a silver ring
  • Create colorful jewelry
  • Laser cut your design
  • Flame finish glass beads
  • Complete a DIY Art Kit
3D Art - Studio O

2D Art - Studio G

  • Silkscreen a t-shirt
  • Create an acrylic painting
  • Master digital photography
  • Complete a sewing project
  • Enjoy paper arts & card-making
  • Play with Polaroids
2D Art - Studio G

Using the calendar below, you can see when our studios are closed for events or classes.

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