S.T.E.A.M workshops

A series of workshops which explore how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics meet Art, taking inspiration from pieces from within our Collections.

Secondary school Automata workshop outcome

Plaster Casting



This workshop uses an Ancient Egyptian plaster mask as a starting point for investigating materials science, states of matter and chemical reactions. In addition to their scientific enquiry, each child will make their own plaster cast to take home.



In addition to the above, pupils learn about the chemical properties of materials and are encouraged to use scientific terms to describe them.






The Automata session focuses primarily on engineering, starting with Jacob Epstein’s Study for Rock Drill and how it influenced kinetic art and images of robots in popular culture. They then go on to learn about mechanical movement and transforming motion before making their own simple moving toy to take home.



In addition to the above, Secondary groups will take a deeper look at kinetic art, explore more complex types of motion and learn how they are used in engineering.



-Primary workshops approx 1 hour 30 minutes

-Secondary workshops approx 2 hours
-Available all year round.
-Recommended group size is 20 max
-Prices apply.
-Must be booked in advance


For more information and booking please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant.

E: catherine.james@walsall.gov.uk

T: 01922 654411