Blue Hill Observatory Kite Making Workshop at Textile Museum
This event is not sanctioned by the AKA

Date & Location:
05/06/2012
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA US
(AKA Region 1)
Activities:
Kite Vendors
Kite Art Exhibit
Workshops
National Kite Month
Description:
2 kites in 2 hours for ages 14 and up (10 and up with parent) 10:00 to 12
noon
Learn about the history of kites, aerodynamics of kite flight, mathematics,
materials and methods of kite construction and how to build at least two
kites. We will do a 4' tall six sided rokkaku built with nylon fabric on a
fiberglass frame and a 3' diamond shaped Eddy kite made with either Tyvek or
Nylon (your choice). Assembly instructions will include rigging and tuning
the kite for optimal flight.
For additional information contact:
Don McCasland
PO Box 187
Readville, MA 02137
US
E-mail:
Phone: (617) 696-0562
Fax: (617) 696-0419
Kites Over New England
www.bluehill.org
Directions:
Easily accessible via Route I-495 North or South to exit 35C (the Lowell Connector). Follow the Connector to exit 5B Thorndike Street. Go through four traffic signals and look for the Museum immediately on the left. Turn left into the Museum parking lot. Free parking is available in the Museum’s lot. The Museum is accessible by commuter rail (Lowell Line) from Boston’s North Station. Contact the MBTA at 1 800-392-6100, or www.mbta.com for schedules and fares.
Comments:
This workshop is good for new kite fliers looking to learn how to build easy kites. It is also good for teachers looking for ways to use kites to teach.

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