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An Introduction to Crankies – Lōemis 2021

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Crankies are a type of moving panorama that were hugely popular in the 19th century. They are essentially really long landscape artworks, turned on a crank, creating a scrolling image, a bit like film.

In recent times there has been a trend to use translucent canvas, allowing artworks to be backlit and augmented with shadow puppetry.

In this workshop, you will learn all about crankies, shadow puppetry, how the crank structure is built, see and operate one that we’ve prepared earlier, and make your own ones using coffee cups.

The workshop is led by Jen Eccles, an experienced scenic designer, craft maker, and co-creator of the crankie artwork featured in For the Dead. Duration 2 hours. All materials included.

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