In this 90-minute workshop, artist and educator Brian Counihan will introduce a storytelling art form rooted in Appalachian tradition. Crankies, or moving panoramas, are drawings or paintings that can be manually scrolled within a boxed “stage.” Participants will develop basic scripts, create imagery, and use their crafting skills to create a portrait of an important place, person, or event in the neighborhood. Future workshops can include making complete performance-ready crankies in a preferred media, such as quilting, collage or watercolors.
The Neighborhood Scroll: A Crankie Portrait Project for All Ages
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