2001 Class List
Richard Barnes Coupeville,
Dick shares a
keen sense of detail in everything from sewing to frame construction
to bridle tying and adjustment, as you construct an 8' Pizazz sport
|Tyvek and Paint
Rhonda Brewer Lincoln
objects as tools in the art process, find easy, fun ways to be creative
with shape and texture with paint on Tyvek for kitemaking.
Roy Broadley Basingstoke,
Sew and construct
a 1.5 meter variation of an award-winning, low aspect ratio totem
kite designed by this ever-creative craftsperson.
|Serti Paint Scarves
Diane Butler Tigard,
Diane teaches the
process of using vivid "Serti" paints on a piece of silk
for use as a scarf or kite.
|Pillow Tube Line Art
Sue Clark Naches,
Turn a series
of inflated polyhedra into a flowing or rotating version of Frank
Schweiman’s original "pillow tube" line art.
|Distinctive Dragon Sock
Deb Cooley Lincoln
For 2001, Deb
tops her previous projects with an extra-long (10') version of her
distinctive dragon sock!
Georgean Curran Edgewood,
With an easy-to-build,
4-unit mylar and wood cellular kite, you take an impressive step
toward a variety of configurations using the same modular units.
John Freeman Parksville,
British Columbia, Canada
John has developed a unique, "tall-skinny"
kite as a vehicle for a spectacular "bargello" patterned
Gary Goodenough Vancouver,
See a variety
of handmade paper and painted kites and build an Indian-style fighter
kite of exotic papers, bamboo and carbon fiber rod.
Constanze & Wolfgang Grimsel Oldenburg,
Known for their
kinetic kites and wind ornaments, Wolfgang and Constanze will teach
a "kite in motion" with rotating part(s).
Dan Kurahashi Burnaby,
British Columbia, Canada
Dan leads a comprehensive class on
using bamboo and Washi paper to make a traditional Japanese Edo-style,
Shirone kite! He will also do a presentation on his computer drawing
Martin Lester Bristol,
Famous for his representational
soft kites, Martin will teach the <i>framed</i> bird-shape
kite he’s been making!
Jeff MacInnis Portland,
Build Jeff's competitive,
guaranteed and fun-to-fly, Western-style, short line fighter kite
of modern materials, then learn fine points of construction, tuning
|Form and Function
Don Mock Ruston,
Don leads an
exploration of shape and structural design, applying various approaches
to inventing and creating your own unconventional kites.
|Appliquéd Della Porta
Sharon Musto Winnipeg,
Sharon's process, from the initial drawing to completion of a small,
elegantly appliquéd della Porta kite, with original or available
Gerry Pennell Olympia,
the inexperienced sewer an opportunity to practice sewing basics
with an emphasis on kitemaking materials and techniques.
|Brew and Beans
George A. Peters Seattle,
Explore a kiteflier's
Grenada. In one class, prepare and brew the beans and make and fly
kites of the leaves of the native cacao plant. In another, learn
to build an unusual, colorful Grenadian kite.
Barry Poulter Tacoma,
Attain kite design
enlightenment, with discussion of concepts and techniques in surface
design and shape enhancement, and mind-expanding experiments in
composition, perspective, distortion, enlargement and more.
|Appliquéd the José
returns to teach his classic techniques for sewing and cutting appliqué
in one of his striking designs on a simple hata-style kite.
Terry Sansom Wimberly
Try out the
new and novel sewing system Terry has engineered for enabling even
the beginner to sew perfect shapes... even blindfolded!
Kevin Shannon Carlisle,
Make a variation
of the ancient Chinese kiteline climber using Kevin's precise methods
with modern materials.
|Paper and Patterns
Scott Skinner Monument,
Discover ways to
combine paper pieces in patterns or images to form the skin for
a kite you'll make like Scott's newer, exquisitely subtle paper
Robert Trepaniér Montréal,
two classes: One, his signature class in making a life-size "self
portrait" kite. In the other, compose a unique kite by arranging
various verticals with 3 horizontals and covering certain areas
in the grid with paper.
Bob & Charmayne Umbowers Gig
need a lifting kite (line art,etc.), you can make an efficient,
small-but-powerful 1 x 1.6 meter double parasled with the experts!
The Yaripa Group Medellin,
Ines Elvira Uribe
and Jairo Montoya bring South American kite culture to the U.S.A.
with a talk on preserving the use of "yaripa" (a native
bamboo-like reed), and fostering play in Columbian kids, who face
enormous hardships in everyday life. Take a class
Mary Yoshimi Long
can gather lots of practical kite sense from Mary by constructing
her simple, sophisticated kite out of inexpensive, readily available