Taking teaching to the next level
TAT Lab supports teaching artists’ capacity to partner effectively with K-12 schools and teachers. Photo courtesy of TAT Lab.

Teaching Artist Training Lab

Coming Soon: Registration for 2021-2022 Remote TAT Lab Programs

Check our Pacific Northwest Ballet’s TAT Lab page to register and learn more!

TAT Lab Core Program

Are you a teaching artist or arts educator interested in deepening your skills and practice to provide effective arts-based education? The TAT Lab Core program is a 6-month professional development learning community that is based on the philosophy that reflective practice and thoughtful planning are essential to effective educational experiences. TAT Lab Core curriculum includes foundational concepts that support good teaching practice including: instructional design & assessment and creating brave and inclusive learning spaces for all students through a racial justice and culturally responsive lens. Participants benefit from ongoing learning, individualized coaching from faculty teaching artists, connections to statewide networks, and peer learning and reflection. Learn alongside peers working in various settings and artistic disciplines and in all regions of Washington state.

6 sessions; starts January 13 and then runs the 1st Wednesday of the month February-June from 4:00-7:00pm; June session 4:00-8:00pm. An additional 1-3 hours/month of independent work required between scheduled sessions.

Dates: January 13; February 3; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2

Apply Here

Open to arts educators, teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers across Washington state working in all artistic disciplines. Tuition: $350. Scholarships available.

TAT Lab in Times of Change

Past Workshops and Training

Seeing and Supporting Whole Students: Social Emotional Learning & the Arts
November 16 and 17 from 4:00-6:30pm

For Us, By Us: a BIPOC Arts Educators Retreat
January 30 and 31, 2021 from 1:00-4:00pm

Ideas to Action: Anti-Racist & Culturally Responsive Practices in Arts Education
December 2 and 9 from 4:00-6:30pm

FREE TAT Lab Conversation Creative Strategies for Resilience
November 10 from 4:30-6:00pm


TAT Lab is produced by the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Jubilation Foundation, and 4Culture.

Contact us

If you have questions, please contact ArtsWA’s Arts in Education Program Manager, Tamar Krames, or the TAT Lab Coordinator at Pacific Northwest Ballet.