Improvisation Station

With Lisa David Olson & Tracy Ballzer

Learn how to incorporate improv-thinking into your workplace, home, friend group, and writing.

Saturday, March 9
1:30 – 3:30 PM

For ages 18+


March Clay Class


Tuesday, March 12 & 19
5:30-7:00 PM (2-session class)

This class will allow you to use your imagination to make a unique accent piece for outside in a garden or in your home. Create the perfect home for garden critters or a fairy house of your very own!  For all ages, no experience necessary.

$35 General Public
$30 PH Members

Parent or guardian supervision required for artists 16 & under.



Ukrainian Egg Class

Saturday, March 16, 2024
1:00 – 3:30 PM

Ukrainian Eggs – Pysanky, a form of folk art

$55 General Public
$50 PH Members

Price includes class time, supplies and a kit with the equipment to make more eggs at home.



Relief Printmaking Workshop

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Session 1: 10am – 12pm
Session 2: 2pm – 4pm

Instructor: Shoua Yang of Ceev Tseg Press

Free – regestration required
Ages 12+

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Arts Midwest.

Call 608-785-1434 or email to SIGN UP

Juggling Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 11, 18, & 25
(multi-session workshop)
1:00 – 2:00 PM


All ages

Call 608-785-1434 or Email to SIGN UP


Desert Sunset

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 6:00 PM

Class typically last 2.50 hours
Please arrive 10 min prior for check-in
Instructor: Olivia Bull

All Materials Provided:
– paint brushes
– paint
– stretched and primed canvas
– first glass of wine
– Additional beverages will be available at the cash bar.

At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work.

Please note that tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

$35 General Public
$30 PH Members

Private Paint & Pour Parties

Pump House Paint & Pour workshops are La Crosse’s original social painting experience. Attendees enjoy wine, conversation, and music while an artist guides them step-by-step through a painting.

Schedule a private Paint & Pour for your birthday, work party, or simply for a fun night out with your friends. No experience necessary.

Call 608-785-1434 or email to inquire.


Monthly Clay Classes

A 2-session project based class held each month with Instructor, Scott Onsager. Classes will be added as the season goes on.  Parent or guardian supervision required for artists 16 & under.
$35 General Public
$30 PH Members

February – Heart Dish – Tuesday, February 13 & 20, 5:30-7:00 PM (2-session class)

March – Toad House – Tuesday, March 12 & 19, 5:30-7:00 PM (2-session class)

April – Project TBD – Tuesday, April 16 & 23, 5:30-7:00 PM (2-session class)

May – Project TBD – Tuesday, May 14 & 21, 5:30-7:00 PM (2-session class)

Wheel Throwing

Try your hand at pottery making! If you’ve always wanted to try it now’s your chance. You set the schedule for your hour-long session. You decide how many lessons. Check this off the bucket list.

Instructor: Scott Onsager

Try it by yourself for $20, or create with a friend for $30.

1 hour session / (Limit 2 wheels)

You Set the Date!

Clay & Company

Grab a group of friends or get some family together to play in the clay! The possibilities are endless when it comes to clay creations. This can be project specific or just an evening of random clay creations. No experience required. For all ages!

*No instruction provided. Our Clay Studio Manager, Scott, will provide a basic overview of working with clay, otherwise this is just an opportunity to connect with your creativity and enjoy a clay creating experience!

$10 per person

1 hour session

You Set the Date!

Open Clay Studio

Open Clay Studio is a time for potters to have access to our clay studio, complete with a full-size kiln, pottery wheels, an assortment of tools, and glazes. Use of the studio, glazes and firings are all included in one low monthly fee.

Experience is necessary; instruction is not included in this subscription.

25lb block of clay may be purchased from the Pump House front desk for $25. Participants are not allowed to bring in their own clay for the Open Studio. Parent or guardian supervision required for artists 16 & under.

1 Month – $25
6 Months – $135
1 Year – $250


Drawing or Painting Lesson

Drawing and Painting Lessons Curated Just for You!

We know you like to create, so we’re providing a welcoming environment  to build your skills and improve your technique. Basic supplies are provided, but feel free to bring any of your own supplies if you wish. Have a special interest in landscape or still life, realistic images or even abstraction? Want to just learn the basics?

We offer 1 hour classes focused on your passions for $25 each. We know you’ll love it when you try it, so we automatically discount $5 off your first lesson!

Available for ages 10+ (ages 10-17 must have parent/guardian supervision)

Instructor: Scott Onsager

You Set the Date!

Open Art Studio

Open Art Studio provides access on a month-by-month basis for artists to use our studio for drawing, painting or other 2D projects. Participants must have experience; instruction is not included. Artists are required to supply their own materials, but are welcome to store them in the studio. Parent or guardian supervision required for artists 16 & under.

$20 a Month per person

The studio is available by appointment or during any of the listed times:
  • Monday – Friday, 9 AM-5 PM
  • Tuesdays, 5-7 PM
  • Saturdays, 12 PM-4 PM

Please note that the subscription is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


The Pump House Art Studio has a variety of classes & workshops available for all ages!
The studio is located in the lower level in the Arts Education Room. Stair and elevator access available.

Please note that class/workshop tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
A 24 hour in-advance notice is required to reschedule or cancel a class.


119 King Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601

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MON. 9AM – 5PM
WED. 9AM – 5PM
FRI. 9 AM – 5PM*
SAT. 12PM – 4PM*

*Closing time may vary due to performances and events.

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