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Agar Art Workshop! – Paint a living masterpiece (and contest too)

Date(s) - Saturday, March 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Baltimore UnderGround Science Space (BUGSS)


Agar Art Workshop! - Paint a living masterpiece (and contest too)

BUGSS is extremely excited that we get to partner with American Society of Microbiology (ASM) to host Agar Art workshops in 2018! What is Agar Art you ask? It is a perfect marriage of biology and art that everyone and anyone can get into. Come to the BUGSS lab to learn about some special microbes that produce an array of beautiful and striking colors. You will be able to use the tools and guidance provided by BUGSS to create your very own living work of art on agar plates! You may have seen the incredible works of art on petri dishes being shared all over social media? If not just Google image search “Agar Art” and be inspired.

Perhaps your art work has what it takes to enter the national ASM contest and win!? Yes, of course it does! There are two contests this year you can enter: AGAR ART MAKER – for 13 years and up, and AGAR ART KIDS 12 years and under.

For full contest details (including Terms and Conditions you will need to read over before you submit your work) examples of previous winners. LINK:

Please arrive between 2-5pm and expect to spend around 45 mins or longer learning the techniques. Like any art project, you might want some practice first! We will have a drawing station to prep your ideas first, as well as a practice station to test your “painting” technique out before the real thing.

SIGN UP now to save your spot for this workshop! We have more workshops but we expect these to fill up quickly! Under 18 and want to give this a try? No problem but please have a parent or guardian with you and convince them to join in on the fun. This is for all ages and creativity!

Save your seat here:

Can’t make it out on March 17th? We have additional workshop on Feb 10th and April 7th! See others here: