Residents of The Studio admiring their peers' art at their Showcase

The Studio

Coming to a community that understands my struggles as an artist and a student makes me feel more at home than I could ever have expected.

Joanna Gordon, Resident of The Studio

Programs and Activities

Residents of The Studio have a plethora of art-related events to attend throughout the year. The community hosts dance workshops, artist talks, poetry readings and performances, as well as showcase events where residents can perform for their floor mates. These are just a few of the events that give residents the opportunity to utilize their creative outlet. The Studio also hosts monthly community dinners for residents, which feature respected artists with close ties to The Studio community. These community dinners are a great way for residents to get to know one another as well as artists, faculty and staff. In the past, residents have also helped with the organization of a fashion show, Valentine’s Day event, and many other arts and crafts projects in “the Hive” (The Studio’s shared community space with StartUp). Examples of activities include:

  • Art showcases
  • Dance workshops
  • Current events discussion
  • Poetry readings
  • Karaoke nights
  • Fashion shows
  • Art workshops
  • Outings to concerts, events, and plays
  • Guest artist visits
  • Community dinners


The Studio Events Calendar

Seminar Info

The Studio Seminar is a 1-credit survey course designed to expose Studio residents to the wide variety of arts disciplines on the UW-Madison campus. Each week, a representative from one of UW-Madison’s Arts & Design departments and units will participate in the seminar via sharing a presentation or workshop with students. The course will expose students to a variety of UW-Madison Arts faculty and professional staff, acquainting them with the offerings and cultures of the respective arts and design departments. The course also serves as a catalyst for students to experience the Arts Community in the greater-Madison area.

The Studio Professional Staff

Faisal Abdu'Allah

Faculty Director of The Studio
Professor of Art

Kelly Beall

Residence Life Coordinator

Beth Miller

Area Coordinator

Kate Young

Residence Life Coordinator