Technocopia is maker space located in Worcester, MA.  We provide our members with workspace and access to a bunch of tools to work on whatever they can dream up!


Microbial art

Fridays, 1-3pm, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/27
Ages: 9-15
Instructors: Lauren Monroe and Jennifer Swan
Fee: $25

Join us for a very unique experience in which students grow their art work using micro-organisms. Utilizing special lab techniques students will culture bacteria and fungus on selected nutrient mediums to create colorful pallets and pictures in petri dishes. A popular art trend amongst some microbiologists, students will learn how to cultivate micro-organisms, prepare nutrient agars and petri dishes and exercise creative license in designing abstract and real to life images on their cultured dishes. Students will record their art through photography. Fee of $25 covers all three dates needed and associated with this unique workshop!

Image: "Cell to Cell" Winner of 2015 ASM Agar Art Competition by Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Peñil

44 Portland Street 6th Floor
Worcester MA, 01608
Ph. 774.420.2244