Your Creativity Outlet on Campus 

Free and open to all UW–Madison students, Wheelhouse Studios is the primary outlet for creativity on campus, melding the former Mini Courses and Craftshop into a vibrant new entity that invites every student to explore their inner artist.

With new, versatile workspaces, flexible studio designs and classes for enthusiasts and dabblers alike, it’s easy to sign up and get involved.

No matter what your interest or experience level, you’re sure to find something at Wheelhouse Studios to engage your creativity and inspire your artist within.

Exciting Spaces 

Three new playful, energetic workspaces for exploration, creativity and collaboration.

A Dynamic Environment

Experienced staff to help when needed. Supplies & materials outlet on site

Engaging Focus

Drop in, attend a one-night workshop or sign up for a course. Free and low-cost events

Group Parties & Instruction

Schedule a studio for use or book an artist-led special event

Free Art Fridays & More

Free projects in the studio on the first Friday of every month!

Wheelhouse Studios Courses

Learning experiences for a lifetime.

Fun, informal, non-credit classes offered on a wide variety of topics all year long, Wheelhouse Studios Courses are a great way to expand your horizons, refresh your knowledge and reacquaint you with skills you thought you’d forgotten long ago.

Find out more and register now! 

Open Studio Passes


Students: FREE
Union Members: $15/month
Public: $25/month

Discounted annual pass 
Course registration includes studio access. Students/Union Members get a discount on courses and supplies.

Purchase by calling 608.262.3156 or visiting Wheelhouse Studios


Noon - 11:00pm, Seven days a week
Closed holiday weekends



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