Fridays, 1-3pm, 3/30, 4/6, and 4/13
Instructors: Lauren Monroe and Jennifer Swan
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.
Image: "Cell to Cell" Winner of 2015 ASM Agar Art Competition by Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Peñil