Laura Bouzid from Société Francophone de Maillardville shows the crankie she made!
Crankie Workshops have been a HUGE hit at festivals. These workshops are for both adults and children, no art skills necessary! Led by Sue Truman, participants use a combination
of rubber stamping and markers to create a landscape scene. Stamp sets include ships at sea; on the farm; in the woods; in the garden and many more.
Crankies, also known as moving panoramas, were a popular folk art in the mid 19th Century with ties
to France in the late 18th Century. Sue's website, The Crankie Factory, is the "go to" place to learn about the history of this forgotten art form and
to see videos of crankies made by artists around the world. Sue has lectured and performed crankies in Europe, both US coasts and Canada.