Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)
US$49.00

Yeast Canvas Kit™ - Create Living Paintings™ (beta)

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Create living paintings with colourful yeast! Great for science class, visual arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.

The Yeast Canvas Kit is a fun first step into learning about biotechnology, genetic engineering, and an exciting new branch of art called BioArt. That's right! You can make art with yeast! This kit lets you use colourful yeast to make some beautiful living art.

Just like the original bacteria Canvas Kit, the Yeast Canvas Kit enables you to grow colored yeast to make art, all the while learning about this new organism. If you have done the bacteria Canvas Kit before, key differences you’ll discover first hand include the temperature yeast are incubated at, the different growth media/agar that yeast are grown on, and the overall time it takes to grow yeast.

As yeast grows slower than bacteria (36-72+ hours of incubation ), this kit can take up to a week to complete.


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.

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

Yeast art by Amino Labs. 

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

  1. Make your own "painting canvases," called agar Petri dishes; an important skill in the life sciences.
  2. Create a 'painting palette' and incubate it to have ample paint to use
  3. Paint or stencil the colourful yeast included in the kit onto three Petri dish canvases.
  4. Incubate them in a warm spot, or an incubator if you have one
  5. Like 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 colour. Your painting will emerge! 

The purple and pink pigment in the yeast paint comes from DNA that was engineered into the cells at our lab. The DNA itself was designed by the Dean Lab at Stony Brook University in New York. With this DNA, engineering the same DNA in two different types of yeast gives 2 different colours. Cool!

You can learn more about the DNA in this paper: A New Purple Fluorescent Color Marker for Genetic Studies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans by Sabine Keppler-Ross, Christine Noffz, Neta Dean.  

 

Contents:

    • (1) Canvas Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, agar, sterile paintbrushes, Petri dishes (6 cm), colourful yeast tubes, stencils.  The colours included are pink, purple and white. 
      • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing an entire science experience and getting 3 yeast art paintings. Great for an individual or a small group.
      • Classroom/Group Kits: Eight individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete eight entire science experiences and one shared resources bag containing the coloured yeast and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. 
  • 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: a 30°C incubator is 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.  

BioArt (or biology art, petri dish art, bacteria art, yeast art, microbial art, agar 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.

Painting with microorganisms 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 paintings is a mix of your brush 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!

    Yeast 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 longer shelf life. 

     

     

    Overview

    Create living paintings with colourful yeast! Great for science class, visual arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.

    The Yeast Canvas Kit is a fun first step into learning about biotechnology, genetic engineering, and an exciting new branch of art called BioArt. That's right! You can make art with yeast! This kit lets you use colourful yeast to make some beautiful living art.

    Just like the original bacteria Canvas Kit, the Yeast Canvas Kit enables you to grow colored yeast to make art, all the while learning about this new organism. If you have done the bacteria Canvas Kit before, key differences you’ll discover first hand include the temperature yeast are incubated at, the different growth media/agar that yeast are grown on, and the overall time it takes to grow yeast.

    As yeast grows slower than bacteria (36-72+ hours of incubation ), this kit can take up to a week to complete.


    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.

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

    Yeast art by Amino Labs. 

    In this kit, you will:

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

    1. Make your own "painting canvases," called agar Petri dishes; an important skill in the life sciences.
    2. Create a 'painting palette' and incubate it to have ample paint to use
    3. Paint or stencil the colourful yeast included in the kit onto three Petri dish canvases.
    4. Incubate them in a warm spot, or an incubator if you have one
    5. Like 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 colour. Your painting will emerge! 

    The purple and pink pigment in the yeast paint comes from DNA that was engineered into the cells at our lab. The DNA itself was designed by the Dean Lab at Stony Brook University in New York. With this DNA, engineering the same DNA in two different types of yeast gives 2 different colours. Cool!

    You can learn more about the DNA in this paper: A New Purple Fluorescent Color Marker for Genetic Studies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans by Sabine Keppler-Ross, Christine Noffz, Neta Dean.  

     

    What's Included & what's required

    Contents:

      • (1) Canvas Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, agar, sterile paintbrushes, Petri dishes (6 cm), colourful yeast tubes, stencils.  The colours included are pink, purple and white. 
        • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing an entire science experience and getting 3 yeast art paintings. Great for an individual or a small group.
        • Classroom/Group Kits: Eight individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete eight entire science experiences and one shared resources bag containing the coloured yeast and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. 
    • 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: a 30°C incubator is 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.  

     What is Bioart

    BioArt (or biology art, petri dish art, bacteria art, yeast art, microbial art, agar 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.

    Painting with microorganisms 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 paintings is a mix of your brush 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!

      Shipping Times

      Yeast 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 longer shelf life. 

       

       

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