Drawing the Sun

Drawing the Sun

Event schedule details

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October

11.00-12.00, 13.00-14.00, 15.00-16.00

Event location details

Wellcome Wing, Basement

Science Museum

Come draw and explore our closest star and learn how it could power a greener future on Earth.

Come and draw with us as we explore the Sun, and how it could power a greener future on Earth. The Science Museum has an astonishing collection of artistic depictions of the Sun created by both scientists and artists observing our nearest star that feature solar flares, Sunspots, eruptions and eclipses. At this workshop, families can take inspiration from this stellar collection and make their own solar sketches guided by artist Geraldine Cox and Sun scientists from Imperial College London. Join their conversation about the Sun, how it was born and why it is so important to Earth, both as a source of energy and artistic inspiration.  

Ideal for children aged 6-11.

Advance tickets are now sold out but there will be drop-in spaces available on the day.

Download the Drawing the Sun worksheet (PDF)

Event categories

  • Family with 7+
  • Workshop
Drawing the Sun