• Crankie Workshop

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    Name: Crankie Workshop
    Date: March 30, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to invite Sue Truman for a day of traditional folk art! We are currently offering a workshop from 10:30AM-12:00PM for 25 students, but will add a second afternoon session if there is enough demand. What is a crankie, you ask? It’s an old storytelling art form where a long illustrated scroll is wound onto two spools and loaded into a box with a viewing screen. The scroll is then hand-cranked, revealing one scene at a time while a story is told or a tune is played. Crankies were known as “moving panoramas” in the 19th century. At this workshop, you’ll have all the instruction and materials needed to make and bring home your very own crankie! Join artist and performer Sue Truman. No previous experience, skills, or art background are needed. This workshop is lots of fun for kids as well as adults, but we recommend children be nine or up to fully enjoy and experience it. Rubber stamps will be used to add illustrations to the scroll. To learn more about this art form, please visit Sue’s website. About Sue: Sue Truman is a crankie/moving panorama artist and musician residing in Seattle, Washington. She first encountered crankies as an art form in 2011 when she was looking for a way to combine folk art images with the fiddle tunes she played. When she saw crankies, she knew “This was it!” and jumped in headfirst. It has been her passion ever since. Sue runs the website TheCrankieFactory.com, which is the “go to” place for all things crankie. It includes videos from crankie artists around the world, “how to” instructions, and historical information about moving panoramas. She has performed, presented, and led workshops in the US, Canada, and abroad. Her artwork had been displayed in museums in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington. Her mission is to spread awareness of this forgotten art form. Sue is a big believer that “Crankies rule!” Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.
    Littlefield Celtic Center 1124 Cleveland Ave Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 10:30AM-12:00PM
    Contact Information:
    Celtic Arts Foundation www.celticarts.org events@celticarts.org 360-416-4934
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