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.

Our September/October Sessions are as follows:

Saturday 9 September 

Celebrate and take inspiration from The Tetley’s Heritage to design and create your own bottle top badge.

Saturday 23 September

Saturday 7 October

Saturday 21 October

We’ll be decorating ornate Carnival Letters, using either pre-made stencilled out letters or ones made from scratch!


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


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.