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):

Sunday 26 August – Mythical Masterpieces and Shelter Making
Create your own marvelous mythical character costumes and colourful collage pictures on the brewery green and also make your own shelters to crawl, run, and hide inside!

Saturday 8 September during our Heritage Open Day – Designer Drink Labels
Explore the history of The Tetley to design your own drinks label using a variety of drawing and printing techniques.

Saturday 22 September – Ceramic Semiramis (Amazing Women Clay Tiles) Celebrate inspirational women from history by creating a unique clay tile using modelling tools, moulds and colourful beadwork!

Saturday 6 October during Light Night – The Weird and Wonderful
Blending sculpture, set design, painting, drawing and the projected image, come and turn our learning studio into a Tai Shani re-imagined world.

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.