Mini Courses
Learning Experiences for a Lifetime!

Short, fun, informal, non-credit classes offered on a wide variety of topics, jewelry making to dance, yoga to photography.  Mini Courses meet year round and there is always something coming up for you...

Register Now! Spring and ALL Summer Courses...  

Mini Courses starting soon include:

Winter/Spring 2014 Cover

Aura Energy Clinic

• Ignite Your Job Interview

Ballroom Basics Workshop

• Learn to Row!

Wills & Estate Planning

Outdoor Yoga

Photo Portraits

 We take registrations right up to the day of the class
Click HERE
for the full listing and online registration.

Getting the Shot Without Getting Shot
Monday, April 21st, Noon at Union South

Join us as an accomplished filmmaker shares his stories and philosophy for successfully working within unique and varied cultures. Rick Ray has created numerous films that explore cultures from around the world, Vietnam to Morocco and Tibet. The director/cinematographer will share the stories behind his most compelling footage. From sneaking past the Khmer Rouge to outrunning Somali bandits he will offer international travelers and aspiring videographers tips on how to get past angry Indian mobs and how to talk your way out of Ethiopian jail.

Preregistration required - CLICK HERE to register online.

Online Registration Guide Available...

CLICK HERE for a downloadable guide to using our online registration (WORD doc)

We are at Union South...

Our office space is Rm. 233/235 Union South (1308 W Dayton St).   Our phone number (262-3156) remains the same.  We will be back at Memorial Union starting June 16th. 

To enroll in Mini Courses you must be:

  • UW-Madison Student
  • Wisconsin Union Member
  • UW-Madison Faculty/Staff (pay an additional $10/course)
  • OR registering for and attending a course with one of the above as a “Guest”

Union Membership is open to anyone!

Mini Course Calendar

Click HERE to go to a current calendar of Mini Courses.  Find a room location for a class today or see what courses are coming up soon. You can see the current  month, or change the view (use top tabs) to see just today or this week.  The calendar is for ON CAMPUS Mini Courses ONLY, it does not include those classes that meet off campus.  Registration is NOT possible from this calendar.


The Craftshop closed in June, 2012 for the Memorial Union Renovation Project.  The Craftshop spirit continues, without a facility with Free Art Fridays  - free art projects the first Friday of each month during the academic year in Lakefront on Langdon (Memorial Union) and thru a variety of Mini Course offerings.  The Craftshop will re-open in its new space at Memorial Union on September 2, 2014. 
For more information, visit the Craftshop webpage.
To receive updates and information via email, CLICK HERE




For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

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