Tamara Clary received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Art Education Certification from Meredith College.
After receiving her teacher certification, Tamara worked as an art teacher, (K-12) for Wake County Public Schools, Mecklenburg County Public Schools, and Charlottesville City Public Schools.
Tamara left teaching in the late 90’s and opened TC Artworks, Inc. Her business concentrated on working with residential and commercial clients creating beautiful decorative finishes on ceilings, walls, floors & cabinetry for commercial & residential properties.
Tamara transformed over 53 commercial spaces serving as a commercial interior designer & lead construction manager. Her work has been featured on Extreme Makeover TV Show, American Biker TV Show, seen in local newspapers and magazines. For over a decade, Tamara served as the lead decorative finisher for THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY, repairing finishes in their Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte restaurants.
2015 – Tamara opened a full time track out camp & art school specializing in art camps, adult art classes, workshops and artist retreats.
202o – After 30 years in business, TC ARTWORKS closed it’s doors due to the pandemic.
Summer of 2021 – Tamara returned to Raleigh and re-opened her art school & track out camp, Tamara Clary Studio, LLC located in North Raleigh, NC.
For 26 years, Luella Harris and her late husband Doug enjoyed owning and running Certain Things, a ladies boutique in Cameron Village.
In 2019, Lu came to work at TC Artworks art studio and is a joy to have on our team. Lu returned as a teacher in 2022 at our new studio Tamara Clary Studio.
When Lu isn’t assisting our students, she enjoys her life with her 2 sons, Chris & Matt, daughter in law Stephanie, her daughter Jill and her son in law Brian. The love of Lu’s life are her grandchildren, Logan & Alex. We are so fortunate to have Ms. Lu on our team and family at Tamara Clary Studio!
Max is an Australian Labradoodle.
Max has been a part of Tamara Clary Art Studio since he was 9 weeks old.
Max is fluffy, gentle and loves all the children. He is non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
Fat Cat Allie lives in Ms. Tamara’s art studio.
She is a rescue and so sweet. She is declawed on her front paws. She loves belly rubs and spends the day napping in the back of the studio.