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CrankieShop: Matchbox Marvels

w/ Artists Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen

Sat, Jan 6th 10:00 am in the Creativity Center Classroom One

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Adult + Child
Roots of Creativity

Discover the wonders of crankies* by making a matchbox into a storytelling machine! Explore the art of basic crankie making on a miniature scale. Get creative, by drawing your own scroll and proscenium or use the ones provided. This workshop will feature a crankie performance by teachers Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen. These crankies can be an end in themselves or drafts for larger pieces. If you plan to design your own, come prepared with a simple story or song to base your crankie on. If you’d like to do so, there will be time for sharing your crankie at the end of the workshop.

*Crankies are the original moving pictures; a form of visual performance, involving a cranked scroll of artwork in a box.

Where: Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224
When: Jan. 6 | 10AM – 12:30PM
Age Range: 8+ (with accompanying adult)
Cost: $25 Standard, $22 Members, $32 Adult + Child
Materials: All supplies provided!

Instructor Bio
Katherine Fahey, award winning puppeteer, is one of the pioneers reviving the art form of crankies, a form of visual storytelling involving a scroll of artwork in a box. Her pieces are based on stories and songs as far reaching as legends of northernmost Quebec and the swamps of Louisiana to her hometown streets of Baltimore. She has been teaching crankie making and performing nationwide since 2010.

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