Join artist and illustrator Lucky Platt for a hands-on program on crankies-a unique moving panorama storytelling tool. Originating in the early 1800’s, the crankie involves two handled spools that can be ‘cranked’ to bring movement to an illustrated scroll. Platt will discuss her work as a children’s book illustrator and author.
Careers highlighted: Children’s book author + illustrator, visual artist
Artist and author-illustrator Lucky Platt creates children's picture books, life-sized bear paintings, crankies, mixed-media animations, relief prints, paper sculptures, and more in her lakeside studio in Burnham, Maine. Lucky’s debut picture book, Imagine a Wolf was a 2022 Maine Literary Awards Finalist, a 2022 Ezra Jack Keats Award Finalist in New Writers, a 2021 New England Book Award Finalist.
What is SLICE?
SLICE is a free program for teens and stands for Students Learning Innovative and Creative Endeavors. For this series of teen programs, we are partnering with arts professionals throughout the state, to provide young people with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. Each afternoon will be packed with programming, inspiration, and pizza!
Collaborators: Waterville Public Library, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville Opera House, Maine Film Center, and Ticonic Gallery + Studios.