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.

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 or 608‑263‑6322, or view our Frequently Asked Questions»

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Upcoming programs
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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.