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Liquid Lab Art Workshops

Reimagine the biologist’s laboratory as an artist’s studio.

In this small group, instructor-led workshop, learn techniques taken from the wet lab and apply them to create experimental art and objects. No prior experience necessary.

18+ only
$40/per session $30/with valid college ID
Refreshments will be served

Space is limited. Pre-registration required. See below for session dates and registration links.


Interested in other Adult Workshops? Take a look at our Making Studio and Science Paint Night series.




Micropipette Art

Can the pipette be a paintbrush? Learn how this foundational tool enables researchers to work with the microscopic building blocks of life. Next, fill in mandala-like templates for a meditative experience or test your creativity by designing your own pipette masterpiece. This workshop is perfect for fans of adult coloring books, experimental artists, and everyone in between.

This workshop is sold out.

Gel Electrophoresis Art

One of the most important tools in molecular biology and genetic engineering, gel electrophoresis uses electrical currents to analyze DNA, RNA, and proteins. And now it’s in your hands to make art with! In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn how to “run a gel” to separate dyes and design gelatinous creations reminiscent of abstract expressionism.

Refreshments will be served.


Session dates: August 15 & August 29
$80 per person for 2 sessions.
Participants must be available for both sessions. No prior experience necessary.

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Past Sessions

Micropipette Art

Can the pipette be a paintbrush? Learn how this foundational tool enables researchers to work with the microscopic building blocks of life. Next, fill in mandala-like templates for a meditative experience or test your creativity by designing your own pipette masterpiece. This workshop is perfect for fans of adult coloring books, experimental artists, and everyone in between.

This workshop is sold out.

Microfluidic Art

To better study the cellular environment, biologists create devices containing chambers and tunnels through which fluids flow, mix, or are trapped. You'll use these same design principles to create interactive fluid structures inspired by the MIT Media Lab's Venous Materials project. Mimic the veins of plants and animals or create geometric designs that flow in response to the press of a finger.

Micropipette Art

Can the pipette be a paintbrush? Learn how this foundational tool enables researchers to work with the microscopic building blocks of life. Next, fill in mandala-like templates for a meditative experience or test your creativity by designing your own pipette masterpiece. This workshop is perfect for fans of adult coloring books, experimental artists, and everyone in between.