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Open Studios

Studios to suit your style

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, screenprinting and more. Studio spaces are flexible and work for drop-in, classes and can be reserved for group events.  

Get Your Studio Pass

Students: FREE
Union Members: $15/month; $4/day
Public: $25/month; $4/day

*Please note: 
Wheelhouse Class registration includes studio access. 
Students and Union Members get a $10 discount on classes. 


Get in touch
Noon - 10:00pm, Seven days a week
(Closed holiday weekends) 
(608) 262-3156
wheelhouse@union.wisc.edu

 Studios, Activities and Group Rentals

Wheelhouse Studio spaces are flexible yet focused with equipment for specific arts in each of the three spaces. Studios are open for drop-in activity during business hours and when courses are not taking place. 

View the current studio calendar

View the Equipment List

Group Events, Parties & Instruction

Group Events, Parties & Instruction

  • Low studio rental rates (FREE for UW-Madison student groups) 
  • Access to a wide variety of specialized tools and equipment. 
  • Enjoy the space or schedule an artist-led special event. 
  • Wide variety of ideas and project ideas available – we take care of supplies & materials. 
  • Food/Catering is available through Union dining locations. 

Contact us about your event


Ceramic Art - Studio Y

Ceramic Art - Studio Y

  • Learn to throw pottery 
  • Create a pinch pot  
  • Sculpt in clay 
  • Craft ceramic tiles 
  • Discover spray glazing 
  • Slip cast your designs 

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3D Art - Studio O

3D Art - Studio O

  • Slump a glass bowl 
  • Assemble a creative mosaic
  • Fashion a silver ring 
  • Frame a favorite print 
  • Craft colorful Fimo jewelry 
  • Flame finish glass beads 
  • Create a sun catcher 

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2D Art - Studio G

2D Art - Studio G

  • Silkscreen a t-shirt 
  • Learn acrylic and oil painting 
  • Master digital photography 
  • Laser cut your design 
  • Learn basic sewing 
  • Paper arts & card-making  
  • One-night masterpiece painting  
  • Play with Polaroids

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