Crankie Making Workshop

Saturday, August 18
at Kilburn Mill
No registration required. First come first served, while supplies last.

Artist and performer Sue Truman was on hand for an afternoon workshop at Kilburn Mill. Attendees made their own miniature moving panorama called a crankie!
For children 6+ (and adults too), no art skills required


A crankie (prounounced kraNG-kē) is an old storytelling art form. In the 19th century, they were called “moving panoramas.” It’s a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune. 



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