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Welcome to TAM Studio

TAM Studio is the museum’s free art-making space for visitors with children. No museum admission required!

Explore the art and artists from the Northwest and broader western region through hands-on activities! Located in the museum’s lobby next to the TAM Store, the studio is stocked with art supplies and fun things to do. Guests of all ages, interests, and abilities are welcome to stop by TAM Studio during museum hours to CONNECT, EXPLORE, CREATE, and READ together.

CONNECT

All of the activities in TAM Studio are inspired by works of art in TAM’s collections and are designed to connect visitors to works of art and each other! Be creative in the Studio, and then check out original works of art in TAM’s galleries.

EXPLORE

Dive deeper into creative ideas with hands-on activities. Arrange your own landscape inspired by works of art in the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art.

CREATE

Invitations to create and experiment with new materials are featured at each table. These invitations will change periodically to inspire new art-making. Or help yourself to our stock of art supplies to create something totally new!

#inspiredbyTAM – Share your artwork on social media for a feature on our Instagram.  Learn more

READ

Curl up in the Betty Gene and John Walker Reading Alcove with a great book. TAM Studio’s family library includes a complete collection of Caldecott Medal-winning picture books and a rotating selection of books related to works of art on view at the museum.

Connect, explore, create, and read.  Tell us what you think about your TAM Studio experience!