The Tetley The Tetley

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art and the ideal place for pupils and students to further develop their knowledge and skills.

We offer Schools, Colleges and Universities:

  • Free Guided Group Tours/ Self Led Group Visits
  • Artist Led Workshops

We also run an After School Art Club with four local primary schools.

Free Guided Group Tours and Self-led Group Visits

Introductions to The Tetley, tours of our building and current exhibitions can be arranged with advance notice and can be tailored to the research interests of your group. The Tetley also welcomes self-led visits from schools, colleges, universities, community groups and other organisations.

It is important to us that you enjoy your visit and with prior knowledge we may be able to support and enhance your experience at The Tetley. Whether you are booking a free guided tour or wish to take a self-led group visit, we kindly ask school teachers and group leaders to contact the Participation Producer at least four weeks in advance to discuss your requirements. 

To book, please contact the Participation Producer, Taneesha Ahmed at or 0113 320 2321 

Artist-led Workshops

The Tetley offers a range of artist-led workshops specially designed for school and college students. These are suitable for students across a range of ages and abilities, cover a variety of artistic mediums and have many links that support learning in relation to the National Curriculum.

Many of these sessions are also suitable for other youth and community groups, or can be used as part of study for Arts Award. Bespoke artist-led sessions can also sometimes be developed responding to your own themes and ideas, speak to our Participation Producer for more information.

Maximum Group Size (30 pupils in a session)

These sessions incur a cost, with further details on each session outline.
Costs: Artist Fee £150.00 and Materials Expenses of up to £25.00*
*A 10% discount is available to Artsmark registered schools.

To book, please download a Session Booking Form and return it to the Participation Producer, Taneesha Ahmed at

Download the booking form here

Please submit the form at least four weeks in advance to discuss your requirements. 

After School Art Club - The Art Smart Superstars

The Tetley's After School Art Club, The Art Smart Superstars, takes place every Tuesday during School term-time and enables a number of children from four local Primary Schools, St Joseph's, New Bewerley, Hunslet Carr and St Luke's Beeston Hill, to take part in regular free creative sessions. Each term the club undertakes a major project inspired by our Artistic Programme with an opportunity to exhibit in our Second Floor Galleries. 

The Art Smart Superstars are currently working towards their Arts Award: Explore and their creative projects will lead to a focused exhibition and new available to purchase products in The Tetley Shop

After School Art Club is generously supported by The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation.

For more information, please contact Participation Producer, Taneesha Ahmed at or 0113 320 2321

After School Club, 2018. Photo Helena Dolby

After School Club, 2018. Photo Helena Dolby

After School Club, 2018. Photo Helena Dolby

The Sun Shines Every Day Forever, 2017. Photo David Lindsay

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