Skip to main content

National Insect Week returns in 2022

Art session: Learn to Paint a Bee-Utiful bee with NHM & Art Sippers

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00

Learn step-by-step how to paint your own artistic masterpiece inspired by the Museum collection.

Home to over 80 million specimens which span 4.5 billion years of history, the Museum and it's collection have long been an inspiration to artists. Discover interesting facts about biodiversity, sustainability and the natural world as you practise your painting techniques on the night.

All you need to follow along at home is some canvas or paper to paint on and some colouring tools (paints & paintbrushes or colouring pens or pencils).

There will also be a trivia quiz with special Museum prizes, so you could come away with more than your own artistic creation. No previous painting experience is required and guests are invited to join with a drink.

The event is hosted in collaboration with ART SIPPERS: a fun paint and sip experience show.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for Adults

Cost details

Free but donations to NHM welcomed

Did you know?

Biological control

Predatory ladybirds and parasitoid wasps are used as a biological control for pest insects such as aphids.

Tweet this or follow @insectweek