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
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 - 11:00pm, Seven days a week
(Closed holiday weekends)
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.
- 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 to get started. We’ll talk you through ideas, studio availability and pricing.
- Learn to throw pottery
- Create a pinch pot
- Sculpt in clay
- Craft ceramic tiles
- Discover spray glazing
- Slip cast your designs
- 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
- 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