2019 Fort Worden
Kitemakers Conference Instructors
for the 2019 conference have been set and it is another great slate! Mark
your calendar now for March 14 - 17, 2019.
kite makers have accepted an invitation to teach at the 2018 Fort Worden
Kitemakers Conference: Robert Brasington, Rod Beamguard, Phil Broder, Beth
Gouldin, Chris Hanson, Lindsey Johnson, Carveth Kramer, Dan Kurahashi,
Barbara Meyer, Gerry Pennell, Rob Pratt and Anka Sauer. We will have 1/2 day classes, 1 day and
1-1/2 day classes. We have beginner, intermediate, and experienced level
classes. We will offer kites and banners, miniature kites and large cellular
kites. You can sew or not sew. Most classes use ripstop but some use paper
or plastic. Below are photos of the projects and brief descriptions.
Additional information will be released in the coming months so watch for
that on our website.
If you are interested in teaching a class in
2020, please click on the details tab above to find out how to send us your
Stealth Delta kite
Robert Brasington n
St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
We are happy to welcome back
Robert Brasington from Tasmania to teach his Stealth Delta. Using Robert’s
applique techniques and templates, students will create a striking 10 foot
delta that’s a super flyer.
In 2019 Rod will be teaching
a favorite Trapadela kite to honor the memory of Deb Tuminia, a long time
teacher and friend of Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference.
Parasled 100 kite
Another returning teacher is Phil Broder who will be teaching a Parasled 1
meter kite. This project is a great intro into soft kite making. This is a
nice small soft kite, a good beginner to intermediate project.
Rob will moderate a roundtable where Kitemakers can discuss those techniques
or problems most dear to your hearts.
Marker-painted Mini Kite
Beth Gouldin San
Beth will be returning again in 2019 to teach
how to use markers in layers on glassine for a stained glass look and also
the application of color theory. The result will be a decorated mini kite of
glassine and bamboo.
Chris, another popular instructor, will be
teaching his Tri-D box kite. Using a sewing guide for straight edges, 3D
printed parts, and jigs for easy final assembly, students will leave with a
cool cellular kite and the ability to make more at home for a Tri-D train.
So-Sew Tametomo kite
We’re glad to welcome Lindsey to teach his So-Sew
Tametomo kite. Lindsey will introduce you to 3D printed kite parts with this
inspiring 30” x 90” plus tail project that leaves a lot of room for graphics
and makes a statement in the sky.
Carveth Kramer Taos,
Carveth Kramer will be joining us from New Mexico
to teach a Butterfly banner. This full-size flowing banner will teach
students all aspects of banner making.
Gerry Pennell Olympia, Washington
Another of our long time teachers (25
times!) is Gerry, who is our beginning kite sewing teacher. This is the
place to start if you have never sewn a kite. Learn basics plus make a
wonderful Gregor Hip Pocket Hybrid sled kite or a classic rainbow windsock.
Flapping Crow kite
Dan Kurahashi Burnaby,
We're happy to have Dan back for 2019 to
teach the Flapping Crow Kite. This kite is interesting to build and amazing
to watch fly as it mimics the crow’s flapping wings.
Dan will also be
teaching another cellular kite using his heat fusing method. Check back for
more details on this class as they're developed.
Barbara Meyer Maple
Barbara will once again be joining us this year to teach her Pencil banner.
This is a great project to fill up a campsite with fun, yet compact, color!.
Sand Bag Anchor photo
Rob Pratt Lacey, Washington
Rob will be teaching how to make your own sand bags and sand anchors from inexpensive tarps. These anchors weigh almost nothing and are easy to transport – invaluable beach accessories for any SLK flyer.
Jack ‘n the Box kite photo photo
Anke Sauer Rheinlandpfalz,
We're very pleased to announce that Anke Sauer of
Germany has accepted our invitation to teach in 2019! Anke will be teaching
her Jack in the box kite, a truly astounding paper kite with a unique