Welcome to TAM Studio

TAM Studio is the museum’s free art-making space for artists and visitors of all ages. 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.


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.


Dive deeper into creative ideas with hands-on activities. Materials for ingallery activities can be found in TAM Studio, meant to guide curiosity as young people move throughout the galleries.  


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 new!

#inspiredbyTAM – Share your artwork on social media for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. Tag us in your  Instagram posts @tacomaartmuseum.

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TAM Studio family library includes Caldecott Medal picture books and a rotating selection of books related to works of art on view at the museum.  Every month, we feature a new book celebrated in our Studio and Storytime program in partnership with the Tacoma Public Library.

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

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