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Holiday Ornament Edition of the Canvas Kit™
Holiday Ornament Edition of the Canvas Kit™
Amino Labs Bioart Canvas kit, Petri dish art kit agar art kit, microbial art kit for glowing bacteria, bacteria art, bacterial art, living art, STEM science project kit, sciart, great for middle school science, biology, high school, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology
Holiday Ornament Edition of the Canvas Kit™
high school students making Bacteria art, agar art with colored bacteria using Amino Labs Bioart Canvas kit, Petri dish art kit, microbial art kit for glowing bacteria, bacteria art, bacterial art, living art, STEM science project kit, sciart, great for middle school science, biology, high school, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology
Holiday Ornament Edition of the Canvas Kit™
Holiday Ornament Edition of the Canvas Kit™
US$57.00

Holiday Ornament Edition of the Canvas Kit™

Create holiday ornaments from your living paintings made with colorful bacteria! Great for science class, visual arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.

Using a special edition Canvas kit and Keep-it kit, turn your living paintings into ornaments you can hang on your tree, table centerpieces, anywhere you wish! 

To learn more about the Canvas Kit, a fun first step into learning about biotechnology, genetic engineering, and an exciting new branch of art called BioArt by painting with colorful bacteria, see the Canvas kit listing. 

To leanr more about the Keep-it kit, used to preserve petri dishes, see the Keep-it kit listing.

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

 

For this art-meets-science project, you will:

  1. Make your own "painting canvases," called LB agar Petri dishes; a ubiquitous skill in the life sciences.
  2. Paint or stencil the colorful bacteria included in the kit onto three canvases.
  3. Incubate them in a warm spot, or an incubator if you have one
  4. Like an invisible ink, you won't see them at first, but as they grow and divide, they will become visible between 12-48 hours and change color. Your painting will emerge! 
  5. With the Keep it kit: Mix the 2 parts resin in the mixing bag,
  6. Add the string to the petri dish
  7. Pour the resin on the Petri dishes you want to preserve
  8. Let dry and hang your art proudly!
Timeline for Canvas kit - Amino Labs Bioart kit, Petri dish art kit, microbial art kit for glowing bacteria, bacteria art, bacterial art, living art, STEM science project kit, sciart, great for middle school science, biology, high school, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology
Keep-it kit preservation kit for Petri dish & life science experiments - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM

Contents:

  • (1) Canvas Kit in Individual size: Sterile water, LB agar, and selective antibiotics, bacteria paintbrushes, Petri dishes (6 cm), textile to print on, colorful bacteria tubes, stencils.  Colored bacteria included are purple, invisible-ink cyan (fluorescent), and magenta (fluorescent). If you have already engineered cells with an Engineer-it Kit and still have them, you can also use those cells with a Canvas Kit!
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual or a small group.
  • (1) Keep-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Two-part resin, mixing bag.
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for preserving  your 3 Petri dishes of living paintings. 
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The kit must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Necessary equipment: 37 °C incubator recommended but not required. Compatible with the DNA Playground & BioExplorer. 

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included. These supplies are: latex or nitrile gloves, a chlorinated cleaner or a solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle. For more information about safety, set up and clean up, have a look at the instruction manual(s) for your kit or mini lab. 

Customers outside of North America: If we suspect your country has regulations on genetically engineered cells, your colored cells will be substituted with cells that naturally produce pigments (yellow & white) to meet shipping and import compliance. 

BioArt (or biology art, petri dish art, bacteria/bacterial art, microbial art) is a new and exciting STEM topic that is being explored by all ages and skill levels. From top art and design schools such as the Royal College of Art in London to Parson’s School of Design in New York City to your school or home, Bioart offers many opportunities to explore the boundaries between science and art. By leveraging the age-old technique of painting and combining it with the cutting-edge activity of growing genetically engineered cells, your students can express what is important to them through a visual arts activity while doing and practicing science.

Bacterial painting is a uniquely rewarding and challenging form of art because the “paint” is actually living. It grows and changes through time! This is unlike traditional painting, where once your paintbrush stroke lands on the canvas, it doesn’t change unless you add or mix something into it. The outcome of your bacterial paintings is a mix of your strokes, the temperature at which you incubate, the length of time that you allow the cells to grow, and whether anything else in your environment landed on your canvas. Your very own living art!

Experiment kits are shipped 1-5 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The experiment kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for a longer shelf life. 

 

Overview

Create holiday ornaments from your living paintings made with colorful bacteria! Great for science class, visual arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.

Using a special edition Canvas kit and Keep-it kit, turn your living paintings into ornaments you can hang on your tree, table centerpieces, anywhere you wish! 

To learn more about the Canvas Kit, a fun first step into learning about biotechnology, genetic engineering, and an exciting new branch of art called BioArt by painting with colorful bacteria, see the Canvas kit listing. 

To leanr more about the Keep-it kit, used to preserve petri dishes, see the Keep-it kit listing.

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

 

In this kit, you will:

For this art-meets-science project, you will:

  1. Make your own "painting canvases," called LB agar Petri dishes; a ubiquitous skill in the life sciences.
  2. Paint or stencil the colorful bacteria included in the kit onto three canvases.
  3. Incubate them in a warm spot, or an incubator if you have one
  4. Like an invisible ink, you won't see them at first, but as they grow and divide, they will become visible between 12-48 hours and change color. Your painting will emerge! 
  5. With the Keep it kit: Mix the 2 parts resin in the mixing bag,
  6. Add the string to the petri dish
  7. Pour the resin on the Petri dishes you want to preserve
  8. Let dry and hang your art proudly!
Timeline for Canvas kit - Amino Labs Bioart kit, Petri dish art kit, microbial art kit for glowing bacteria, bacteria art, bacterial art, living art, STEM science project kit, sciart, great for middle school science, biology, high school, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology
Keep-it kit preservation kit for Petri dish & life science experiments - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM

What's Included & what's required

Contents:

  • (1) Canvas Kit in Individual size: Sterile water, LB agar, and selective antibiotics, bacteria paintbrushes, Petri dishes (6 cm), textile to print on, colorful bacteria tubes, stencils.  Colored bacteria included are purple, invisible-ink cyan (fluorescent), and magenta (fluorescent). If you have already engineered cells with an Engineer-it Kit and still have them, you can also use those cells with a Canvas Kit!
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual or a small group.
  • (1) Keep-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Two-part resin, mixing bag.
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for preserving  your 3 Petri dishes of living paintings. 
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The kit must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Necessary equipment: 37 °C incubator recommended but not required. Compatible with the DNA Playground & BioExplorer. 

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included. These supplies are: latex or nitrile gloves, a chlorinated cleaner or a solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle. For more information about safety, set up and clean up, have a look at the instruction manual(s) for your kit or mini lab. 

Customers outside of North America: If we suspect your country has regulations on genetically engineered cells, your colored cells will be substituted with cells that naturally produce pigments (yellow & white) to meet shipping and import compliance. 

 What is Bioart

BioArt (or biology art, petri dish art, bacteria/bacterial art, microbial art) is a new and exciting STEM topic that is being explored by all ages and skill levels. From top art and design schools such as the Royal College of Art in London to Parson’s School of Design in New York City to your school or home, Bioart offers many opportunities to explore the boundaries between science and art. By leveraging the age-old technique of painting and combining it with the cutting-edge activity of growing genetically engineered cells, your students can express what is important to them through a visual arts activity while doing and practicing science.

Bacterial painting is a uniquely rewarding and challenging form of art because the “paint” is actually living. It grows and changes through time! This is unlike traditional painting, where once your paintbrush stroke lands on the canvas, it doesn’t change unless you add or mix something into it. The outcome of your bacterial paintings is a mix of your strokes, the temperature at which you incubate, the length of time that you allow the cells to grow, and whether anything else in your environment landed on your canvas. Your very own living art!

Resources 

Shipping Times

Experiment kits are shipped 1-5 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The experiment kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for a longer shelf life. 

 

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