The Tetley

Family Art Workshops

Regular creative family fun

Family Art Workshops are creative activity sessions led by artists. Inspired by our programme and our building, activities have included everything from making simple prints, to designing robots, book-making and creating recycled crafts.

These drop-in activities are open to all but are especially suitable for families with children aged 5 – 11. Visitors can stay for as long or as little as they like. Activities are free and no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Family Art Workshops at The Tetley are supported by discounted materials from Fred Aldous.

Family Art Workshops

Saturday 17 December, 11am – 3pm
Petri-Dish patterns

Use imagination and elements of pattern design to create microscopic worlds we might see inside of a petri dish.

Wednesday 28 December, 11am – 3pm
Festive Light Box

Taking inspiration from Amelia Crouch’s film Spectral Evidence explore colour to create your very own light box. We will be crafting the panels of the box from a collage of different materials so make sure you bring along any unwanted Christmas wrapping paper.

Saturday 14 January 2017, 11am – 3pm

Free creative fun, open to all but especially good for children aged 5 – 11. 11am – 3pm, FREE, drop in anytime.


Springboard volunteer Ben Strickland’s ‘Physical Photoshop’ activity invited visitors to create their own painting and drawing based on a photograph from The Tetley Collection of one of Tetley’s dray horses. Choosing particular materials from a ‘photoshop-style’ palette, children and adults completed the gridded picture over the course of the afternoon.