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June 2, 2023 3:00–5:00 pm
Duke Campus Farm
Special Topics

Garden Printing: Cyanotypes and Hammered Flower Prints on Fabric

Partnership with Duke Campus Farm

Taught by Amelia Shull

About the Workshop

Visitors to Duke Campus Farm can come take a tour of the space, learn more about what is grown and why, and choose from a number of plants from the garden to experiment with two printing techniques that highlight the shape and color of fresh produce and flowers. With cyanotype printing, we will use either the plant as a silhouette to make sun prints using UV light, or make use of parts of the plants to create a composition on the blue-tinted paper. For the second experimentation, plants and flowers will be directly pressed onto fabric. Using hammers and small mallets, we will hammer and press the pigments from the flowers onto cotton fabric tote bags.

This workshop is open to everyone and is family friendly! We are excited to serve our Duke community with a summer class as well as welcome the entire Durham community.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Only Duke users will be able to register through Pathways. If you are not a Duke user, you are not required to register. If you are concerned about having drop-in access to the class, please email for confirmation. Instruction will run between 3-5, drop-ins and walk-ins are welcome.

Amelia Shull

Amelia Shull is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and educator whose current practice centers on healing, mending, and creative reuse. Her most recent work explores various media and methods, including printmaking, handcrafts, sewing, and garment design.


Amelia has loved teaching drawing, painting, design, weaving, printmaking, photography, fiber arts, portfolio development, music, and more for over 20 years.  She’s a founder of Girls Rock NC, and is an aspiring herbal tea gardener and potion maker.

About the Location

This workshop meets at Duke Campus Farm.

Address: 4934 Friends School Rd.

Durham, NC 27705