see photos of club kitemaking workshops click on the gallery button.
Helene have been presenting workshops for primary, junior,
secondary and special needs schools as well as colleges, clubs and teacher
training courses for a number of years. They have also traveled as far
afield as Washington State in the USA to teach kiteflyers how to build
some of skybums own designs. The workshops cater for all skill levels and
are tailored to whatever is required. A workshop for schools can include:-
short video to introduce newcomers to the many varied aspects of
brief history of kites and how they fly, illustrated by a collection
of our own kites.
making of a simple kite from easily available materials like plastic
bags, paper, straws and skewers, etc. In the more advanced workshops
we can build a sewn kite using ripstop nylon and other modern
materials. These can either be from traditional designs or one of
the kites designed by ourselves. Kits can be provided.
some point during the workshop, location and weather permitting, we
set aside time for flying both the creations of the day and also
some of the kites we have brought along.
the structured events we also provide a selection of videos and
books to look at, as well as national and local kitegroup details,
kite festival dates and information. We also offer friendly advice
on any kite related projects.
contact us for further information.
MAKING WORKSHOPS AND WINDSOCK MAKING WORKSHOPS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.