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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)

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. All Fall 2017 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.

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Wheelhouse Fall Catalog

Wheelhouse Fall Catalog

All of our fall course offerings are now listed online and open for registration. Get ready for a great fall at Wheelhouse Studios!

Fall Catalog


FEATURED Course

FEATURED Course

Exploring Watercolor Pencils
Experience the amazing range from intense opaque to light wash as you take inspiration directly from any variety of natural objects. Be amazed at how easily you can create imaginative and dreamlike creations as you are given various tools of observation and the tried and true techniques behind the use of quality materials.

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Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday

Friday, Nov. 3rd - 5:00 - 9:00pm
Dia de los Muertos Arts

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with some traditional and some new arts.
Presenting on collaboration with the WUD Global Connections Committee.
All FREE!  Location: Wheelhouse Studios & Der Rathskeller

Free Art Friday