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

Summer Half Term Workshops
These workshops need to be pre-booked from four 1 hour slots at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM or 2PM by emailing reception@thetetley.org.

Tuesday 31 May, 11am – 3PM
Summer Half Term workshop: Visual Noise
Look around the No Quiet Place exhibition, paying particular attention to sound, space and sense of feeling before returning to studio to create your own visual noise, using a variety textile collage materials. This workshop is in four, one hour slots at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm, so advanced booking is essential. Book at reception@thetetley.org stating your preferred time.

Wednesday 1 June, 11AM – 3PM
Summer Half Term Workshop: Buzz, Babble, Clamour

Interact with and be inspired by the artworks in the No Quiet Place exhibition to compose and perform your very own rambunctious, or maybe reflective, soundscapes in the gallery spaces. This workshop is in four, one hour slots at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm, so advanced booking is essential. Book at reception@thetetley.org stating your preferred time.

Saturday 4 June, 11AM – 3PM
Summer Half Term Workshop: Buzz, Babble, Clamour

Interact with and be inspired by the artworks in the No Quiet Place exhibition to compose and perform your very own rambunctious, or maybe reflective, soundscapes in the gallery spaces. This workshop is in four, one hour slots at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm, so advanced booking is essential. Book at reception@thetetley.org stating your preferred time.

Saturday 18 June, 11AM – 3PM
Family Art Workshop: No Quiet Instruments with Katie English

Inspired by the No Quiet Place exhibition, build a colourful musical instrument to take home. Use various materials, collage or drawing to decorate a surface before transforming it into a monkey drum or miniature guitar.

Saturday 2 July, 11AM – 3PM
Family Art Workshop: Drop in, free

Drop in creative family sessions. Open to all but especially good for children aged 5 – 11. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Saturday 16 July, 11AM – 3PM
Family Art Workshop: Drop in, free

Drop in creative family sessions. Open to all but especially good for children aged 5 – 11. Keep an eye on the website for details.

 

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.