Upper Midwest Area Kitemaking Event
 or U-MAKE


U-MAKE is February 26 - 28, 2016  (Last weekend of February!) at the Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon, IL

Located just outside the city of Oregon, IL Named after Lorado Taft, the 141 acre campus has become Northern Illinois University's outdoor education and conference center.   For more information see www.niu.edu/taft

Teachers and projects...

Both sew and no-sew projects for beginners to experienced, something for everyone.  We are proud to announce another great lineup of instructors for U-MAKE 2016!

Registration is open!

Check out the schedule and classes then


Sew Projects

  • Rod Beamguard - American Barn Door Kite
  • Robert Brasington - The Flys (Butterfly or Dragonfly)
  • Robert Brasington - Dark Seraph
  • Phil Broder - Tahara Fighter
  • Linda Larkey - Baby Penguin Banners
  • Barbara Meyer - Swallowtail Delta
  • Donna Schenk - Penguin Banner

No Sew Projects

  • Glen Davison - Davison Dragon Kite
  • Chris Dodson - Gourd Wind Organ
  • Chris Dodson - Gourd Art Techniques
  • Catherine Gabrel - Robert Brasington No Sew Bird Kite
  • Ryan Larkey - Event Feathers
  • Ryan Larkey - Indian Glider
  • Charm Lindner - Flip-Flop & Fly Rok
  • Ron Lindner - Art Glass the Easy Way

       more details about the classes and registration to come...

Registration ($175) for the retreat includes:

  • Ability to enroll in up to 4 different classes (kit cost is extra).
  • Dorm style lodging for Friday and Saturday night.
  • Family style meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.
  • Ability to concentrate on one new project or concept or pick up literally thousands of new ideas and suggestions.
  • Great way to network with people from the Midwest and further with the same interests - just different experiences and ideas.
  • Ability to purchase tickets for the RAFFLE!

Check out our facebook page for pictures and other information.


If you would like to support U-MAKE 2015 with a financial contribution we accept PayPal donations.