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Be inspired by our free online program.  

Get creative and use your imagination as you learn how to make your own kite with our fun on demand videos for all ages. 

If you feel a bit more adventurous why not register for our free LIVE ONLINE Workshops.

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On Demand Videos 

The Paper Kite 

Even though we can’t fly at Festival of the Winds this year, we can still make a kite and fly it at home!

Materials needed:

  • 2 x A4 sheets of paper

  • 1 x drinking straw (a paper one if you can)

  • cotton or string for flying line

  • small piece of cardboard for a handle

  • sticky tape

  • scissors

  • hole punch

Traditional Diamond Kite

Let your imagination run wild. Flying a kite is not just for kids.

Materials needed:

  • 1 x brown paper 80cm x 70cm or bright wrapping paper

  • 1 x 6mm dowel 65cm long

  • 1 x 4mm dowel 55cm long  -  these dowels can be different lengths 

  • string to make the kite and string to fly the kite

  • ribbons or strips of paper for tails

  • tape - sticky tape or masking tape

  • something to make a handle for the string - could be a plastic bottle or cardboard or even a stick

  • scissors

  • saw blade or hack saw

  • darning needle

  • ruler & pencil

How to fly a kite

with Michael Richards, AKS

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Artist and poster enthusiast Wendy Murray

Ever wondered about our iconic Festival of the Winds posters?

 

As a part of Festival of the winds online we had artist and poster enthusiast Wendy Murray talk us through the history of the Festival of the Winds Poster. Have a watch to learn about this printmaking legacy or grab your pens and pencils to make your own poster at the end.

Do’s and Don’ts of kite flying

AKS (Australian Kiteflyers Society) Rules for Courtesy and safety 

  • FLY RESPONSIBLY AT ALL TIMES.

  • It is ILLEGAL to fly higher than 120 metres above your ground level.

  • It is ILLEGAL to fly within 4 kms of an airport boundary fence.

  • DO NOT used Manja or other cutting lines.

  • DO NOT FLY over roads, highways and railway lines.

  • DO NOT FLY a kite in the presence of lightning, thunder or in high winds.

  • DO NOT ALLOW people or public members to fly your kite unless they are able to control it properly. Pay particular care with children.

  • DO NOT wrap flying lines around hands, do not leave tethered kites or inflatables unattended. Tether large or hard pulling kites BEFORE launching, lines should be clearly marked and anchored.

Disclaimer: Australian Civil Aviation regulations state that you must not fly a kite more than 122 metres (400 feet) above ground level or within 4 kilometres (3 miles) of an airfield. You must observe local by-laws: You must not fly a kite so as to create a public nuisance, this includes noise.

Find out more at KiteSmart Australia

 

Live Online Workshops

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Let's Go Fly a Kite, pastel drawing with Julia Gutman

Sunday 13 September

11.00am – 11.45am (AEST)

Children's workshop for 6-8 years

Online via ZOOM I  FREE

Join artist Julia Gutman for a kite-flying inspired drawing session. Learn how to mix colours to create bold kite inspired drawings to commemorate the 42nd Festival of the Winds. Let's go draw a kite. Up to the highest height! Let's go draw a kite and send it soaring. 

 

Materials Required: Black paper, oil pastels

Steampunk Posters with Wendy Murray

Sunday 13 September
12.00-12.45pm (AEST)

Children's workshop for 9-12 years

Online via ZOOM I  FREE

For 42 years the Festival of the Winds has been imaging flight in new and unexpected ways. Join Wendy Murray for a fast, fun session exploring the world of posters! A fast, fun session of poster design using typography tricks and steampunk creations.

Materials Required: Highlighters, Markers/sharpies, coloured pencils, pencil, 5 sheets A4 paper. 

The Science of Flight with artist Laura Jade

Sunday 13 September
1.00 - 1.45pm (AEST)

Children's workshop; 9-12 years
Online via ZOOM  I  FREE

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Superman….or maybe it is just science. Join  Artist and Scientist Laura Jade to create an unusual flying machine and to explore how crafts and creatures manage to take flight.

Materials required:  5 pieces of paper, sticky tape, scissors, glue, colouring pencils, eraser, graphite pencil, 3 straws, 3 skewers, string

42 years of Posters - Poster design with Wendy Murray

Sunday 13 September

2pm - 3.30pm (AEST)

Adult Workshop

Online via ZOOM I  FREE

Inspired by the posters of the Festival of the Winds, join international artist and Poster enthusiast Wendy Murray for an at home poster making class. Hear about the history of the festival posters and explore some simple techniques to enhance your design, composition and typography. 

Materials Required: 5 sheets A4 paper, marker/sharpie, pencil, pens, highlighters (2 colours - suggest pink and green), coloured pencils. 

 

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