Art

Revisit an old hobby, advance your technique, or try something completely different with a UW-Madison Continuing Studies art class

Continuing Studies art programs are for artists and art lovers of all ages and abilities. Noncredit classes, workshops, exhibitions, and online learning courses encourage and enhance artistic creativity, expression, skill, and appreciation. Our classes provide a comfortable place for you to learn and develop as a visual artist, with instructors who understand the challenges and excitement that come with creating art.

Supply lists for each class, if there are any, can be accessed from each individual class page.

At a glance

What: High-quality art instruction and innovative programming in painting, drawing, design, the cultivation of creativity, and the business of art

Who: Taught by leading artists and educators from UW-Madison and across the region

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact Lori O’Neill at loneill@dcs.wisc.edu or 608‑263‑6322, or view our Frequently Asked Questions»

 

"Morning Light (detail)" © Barbara Mathews
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Upcoming programs
(Click class title for details and to register)
Sa-W, July 19-23, 8am-6pm  •  Fees vary
Sa, July 19, 9am-5pm  •  $80
SaSu, Aug 16-17, 10am-4pm  •  $200
T, Sept 2-Dec 9, 6-9pm  •  $385
Sa, Sept 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, Dec 6, 20, 9am-noon  •  $160
F, Sept 12, 9am-4pm  •  $290
Sa, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, 8am-noon  •  $135
SaSu, Sept 13-14, 10am-4pm  •  $200
M, Sept 15-Oct 13, 6:30-9:30pm  •  $165
W, Sept 17-Nov 19, 7:15-10:15pm  •  $155
Th, Sept 18-Nov 6, 10am-12:30pm (no class Oct 9, 23)  •  $165
Th, Sept 18-Nov 6, 1-3pm (no class Oct 9, 23)  •  $165
F, Sept 19, 9am-4pm  •  $290
F, Sept 19-Nov 7, 9am-noon  •  $180
Su, Sept 21-Nov 23, 9am-noon  •  $155
T, Sept 23-Nov 11, 7:15-9:45pm  •  $190
W, Sept 24-Nov 12, 7:15-9:45pm  •  $190
F, Sept 26, 9am-4pm  •  $290
Sa, Sept 27, 10am-5pm  •  $80
Sa, Sept 27-Nov 15, noon-3pm  •  $180
Sun, Sept 28-Nov 2, 1:30-4pm  •  $165
F, Oct 3-24, 10am-12:30pm  •  $110
F, Oct 3-Nov 7, 1-3:30pm  •  $165
Sa, Oct 4-Nov 8, 9:30am-noon  •  $165
Sun, Oct 5-Nov 9, 9:30am-noon  •  $165
T, Oct 7-Nov 25, 7:15-10:15pm  •  $180
SaSun, Oct 11-12, 10am-4pm  •  $200
F, Oct 17, 9am-4pm  •  $290
Sa, Oct 18, 9am-5pm  •  $80
F, Oct 24, 9am-4pm  •  $290
F, Nov 7, 9am-4pm  •  $290
F, Nov 14, 9am-4pm  •  $290
SaSu, Dec 6-7, 10am-5pm  •  $130
Conferences, retreats, more
Provides statewide art workshops and exhibits for nonprofessional artists.
Spring, summer, and fall 2014
Each weekend features workshops taught by renowned UW-Madison Continuing Studies instructors.
S-W, July 19-23
For more than 50 years, SOA has provided creative nourishment to thousands of artists and seekers to satisfy their curiosity and cultivate their muses.
When you visit Continuing Studies, be sure to enjoy the Art Gallery on the 7th floor, established to provide a resource for artists to display their art in a public education environment.

Click here to view a complete list of Continuing Studies Art programs.