Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings
Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings

Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings

Create living paintings with colorful bacteria! Great for Science or Visual Arts class

Full STEAM ahead! Using the colourful bacteria in this kit, and/or the ones you have engineered with the simple to do Engineer-it Kit - its time to make some beautiful living Bioart.

You will make your own canvases (LB agar petri dishes) and then paint or stencil on cells. You won't see them at first, but as they grow and divide they will become visible between 12-24 hours and really start to change colour thereafter. Your painting will emerge! 

While you do not need any specialized equipment to complete this kit, a DNA Playground can be used to incubate the paintings for easy and awesome results. If you do not have an incubator, you can simple place the petri dishes in the bags provided in a warm spot.

Sounds complicated? Its really not - you can definitely do it! 

You can even visit the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art Competition for inspiration and a chance to enter your artwork & win! 

Fluorescent beach scene painting by Nobel laureate Roger Tsien' research lab. 

Comes with sterile water, powdered agar, selection, applicators and 6 cm Petri dishes. If you choose to add coloured bacteria, you could get Purple, Cyan (fluorescent), and/or Magenta (fluorescent). All compatible with your DNA Playground™ and BioExplorer™ 

 

Overview

Create living paintings with colorful bacteria! Great for Science or Visual Arts class

Full STEAM ahead! Using the colourful bacteria in this kit, and/or the ones you have engineered with the simple to do Engineer-it Kit - its time to make some beautiful living Bioart.

You will make your own canvases (LB agar petri dishes) and then paint or stencil on cells. You won't see them at first, but as they grow and divide they will become visible between 12-24 hours and really start to change colour thereafter. Your painting will emerge! 

While you do not need any specialized equipment to complete this kit, a DNA Playground can be used to incubate the paintings for easy and awesome results. If you do not have an incubator, you can simple place the petri dishes in the bags provided in a warm spot.

Sounds complicated? Its really not - you can definitely do it! 

You can even visit the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art Competition for inspiration and a chance to enter your artwork & win! 

Fluorescent beach scene painting by Nobel laureate Roger Tsien' research lab. 

What's Included

Comes with sterile water, powdered agar, selection, applicators and 6 cm Petri dishes. If you choose to add coloured bacteria, you could get Purple, Cyan (fluorescent), and/or Magenta (fluorescent). All compatible with your DNA Playground™ and BioExplorer™