Crankies and Cheesecake, April 6 in Benicia

a hands-on workshop

SFBAPG invites you to join us for our annual workshop honoring one of our most beloved members, Nick Barone.

Saturday, April 6th SFBAPG will a host our 3rd annual workshop to honor Nick at the Veterans Memorial Hall of Benicia, 1150 1st Street, Benicia, CA 94510. The workshop will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

In case you don’t know what a crankie is: It is a box with a crank that holds a story illustrated on a long scroll that is wound onto 2 spools. The scroll sits in the frame which is hand cranked while the story is narrated or sung. The crankie evolved from Moving Panoramic paintings. Panoramic paintings have been around for centuries. Some people say that it was the precursor to motion pictures. Moving Panoramas could vary in size from a few inches in height to huge ones that encompassed an entire stage.

We will be making crankies using cardboard boxes. These are crankies that you can make with children, as well as adults. At the workshop, you will make a box crankie and scroll. The workshop fee will be $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Camilla Henneman will be leading the workshop with Judy Roberto. Proceeds from this workshop will be used to keep this workshop ongoing in the coming years.

We will be sending out an email with a link to sign up for the workshop. If you would like more information, or want to make a cheesecake contact Camilla, .

One of Nick’s passions was teaching. Another was cheesecake. He loved sharing his skills (and cheesecake) with other puppeteers.

WHAT WE NEED! People to help with set up and clean up! Also, people to volunteer to make a cheesecake from Nick’s recipe (we will provide) to share. Please contact Camilla

If you are interested in making a cheesecake, here is the recipe.