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
$17.00

Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings

A fun and easy exercise, create living paintings with colorful bacteria! Great for Science, Visual Arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.

Full STEAM ahead! There is no genetic engineering involved in this kit, and the Canvas Kit is a great first step into learning  about genetic engineering or an exciting new branch of art called BioArt. 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 painting canvases (called LB agar petri dishes) and then paint or stencil on the colorful bacteria included in the kit. Like an invisible ink, 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 color 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 simply place the Petri dishes in the bags provided in a warm spot.

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. The 'Regular' Kit comes with 4 petri dishes and the classroom/group kit with 36 petri dishes. 

We suggest using 1x -for the regular kit- and 6x -for the group kit- of the Petri Dish to 'streak' your bacteria paint into a 'painter palette' the day before you paint your art. (See the instructions for more information!) This means that you have the opportunity to create 3 agar art pieces in the regular kit and 30 agar art pieces in the classroom kit.

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

A fun and easy exercise, create living paintings with colorful bacteria! Great for Science, Visual Arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.

Full STEAM ahead! There is no genetic engineering involved in this kit, and the Canvas Kit is a great first step into learning  about genetic engineering or an exciting new branch of art called BioArt. 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 painting canvases (called LB agar petri dishes) and then paint or stencil on the colorful bacteria included in the kit. Like an invisible ink, 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 color 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 simply place the Petri dishes in the bags provided in a warm spot.

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. The 'Regular' Kit comes with 4 petri dishes and the classroom/group kit with 36 petri dishes. 

We suggest using 1x -for the regular kit- and 6x -for the group kit- of the Petri Dish to 'streak' your bacteria paint into a 'painter palette' the day before you paint your art. (See the instructions for more information!) This means that you have the opportunity to create 3 agar art pieces in the regular kit and 30 agar art pieces in the classroom kit.

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™ 

 

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