The Studio – Built for your … creativity.

The Studio is a residential learning community located in Sellery hall in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. We house 64 residents in a co-ed living environment. Residents enroll in the 1 credit Studio seminar courses, which meet once a week and are led by Faculty Director Faisal Abdu’Allah and Program Coordinator Marina Kelly each fall and spring. The Studio also hosts a variety of events, ranging from community dinners with faculty members, visual and performing arts showcases, writing and music workshops and more. Being surrounded by students from a range of creative backgrounds, residents experience a living and learning environment where collaboration fuels creativity!

Here you’ll find the latest updates on what’s happening in our community, check out our arts spaces (you can even book a tour!), and find out how to contact key staff members.

Recent News

November 14, 2017

The Studio Presents: Thanks-taking Community Dinner

Thanksgiving recess is rapidly approaching! For many, “Thanksgiving” is a holiday like any other – a fun time to eat a large, festive meal and be with family. Some people might even remember being a little kid and learning about the original Thanksgiving as a peaceful event where Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to…

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October 31, 2017

The Studio Presents: Community Altar Project

Happy Halloween! It’s always a crazy time in Madison. If you attended, we hope you enjoyed the unique experience that is Freakfest. This week, however, we’d like to draw your attention to two installations designed to help us each honor the cycles of life and death and to remember, reflect and contemplate, on from October…

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October 17, 2017

The Studio Presents: First Showcase of Fall 2017!

Current and previous residents of The Studio: get ready to share your visual or performing art work(s) with the Studio community at our very first Blackbox Showcase of the year on Thursday, October 26 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our Showcase series provides residents an opportunity to share your work with your peers in a safe space. Whether…

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Spaces

The Blackbox

The Blackbox

The Blackbox is a theatre space equipped with a sprung dance floor, professional lighting grid and music system. Residents have access to our Blackbox space 24 hours a day.

The Creative Lab

The Creative Lab

The Creative Lab is a digital and visual arts space furnished with a Macintosh desktop computer loaded with a variety of creative software tools. Students use this space to work on collaborative projects, including sound engineering and recording in our portable sound booth, as well as just to hang out!

The Hive

The Hive

The Hive is a community space shared with residents of the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community. The Hive features a mural created by Studio residents, a wide array of arts and crafts supplies and access to a sink for the messier arts projects!

Staff

Faisal Abdu'Allah
Faculty Director

Faisal Abdu'Allah

Faculty Director

abduallah@wisc.edu

Kate Young
Residence Life Coordinator - Sellery Hall

Kate Young

Residence Life Coordinator - Sellery Hall

kate.young@housing.wisc.edu

Jim Vogel
Technical Director, Studio Blackbox Theatre

Jim Vogel

Technical Director, Studio Blackbox Theatre

James.Vogel@wisc.edu

Mackenzie Berry
Student Program Assistant

Mackenzie Berry

Student Program Assistant

berry7@wisc.edu

Kenneth Cal-Ortiz Dizon
Student Program Assistant

Kenneth Cal-Ortiz Dizon

Student Program Assistant

dizon2@wisc.edu

Partners & Sponsors

Contact

The Studio

Sellery Hall
821 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1798
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