Becka's Studio fosters open-ended creative art making, experimental tinkering, and expressive endeavors.
Studio experiences will focus on the creative process rather than the outcome or product. Processes and material will rotate regularly to highlight both artistic and scientific activities with unexpected materials.
Inside Becka's Studio children may engage in super messy projects or independent focused artwork. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with visiting artists or museum staff on projects that extend the creative possibilities in each exhibit area or express ideas that emerge from their play in the playscapes.
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Invitations to Play highlight the play and learning that takes place
in each of the Museum's playscapes by providing adults with prompts and resources to further engage children. This Invitation to Play for Becka's Studio includes a second activity as a way to extend the Museum experience beyond our doors.
Tacoma Art Museum and Children's Museum of Tacoma are excited to partner to provide whole family engagement, connecting our youngest artists through the arts. The Children's Museum of Tacoma proudly offers Pay as You Will Admission by donation Wednesday-Sunday. In Becka’s Studio at the Children's Museum, visitors will be invited to explore creative processes and themes through hands-on activities. These activities are designed and inspired by select works of art on view at Tacoma Art Museum. Families are then invited to visit Tacoma Art Museum to experience these works of art in person, through the use of a free Family Access Pass. This partnership provides free TAM admission for up to 500 families a year.
If you take a close look, you will notice that colors are all around us. Colors fall into many categories from primary and secondary, warm and cool. Come experience the beauty and wonder of colors in their many shades and hues.
These activities is included with Pay As You Will admission.
In Studio B
Within the STEAM Studio visitors are invited to make, tinker, and create. Hoppers brim with recycled materials and workstations are equipped with authentic tools. Children and adults playfully engage in designing, engineering, and building as they bring a plan into 3-D form. Start with a blueprint, or create a plan of your own. Collect all of the needed materials and tools and set to work. Experimenting and problem solving skills will be honed as curious builders imagine materials in a new light and envision sequential steps to complete their project.