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.

Sessions are as follows 11am – 3pm drop in whenever you like (FREE):


Saturday 10 February – Print and Play

Saturday 24 February 2018 – Create Your Own Library

Saturday 10 March 2018   – Live Sound Installation

Saturday 24 March 2018 – Live Sculptures

Saturday 7 April 2018 – Abstract Books

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.