will be

 March 1-3, 2024

at the

Taft Campus

Click to Go To Our 2024 Instructor and Project Page


Instructors preparing for classes!

Classes that are filled

Paul Fieber  Wind Serpent

Ron Gibian  Starlight

Mike Dertien  Design Transfer

...as classes fill the enrollment link will be unavailable as we close access to that project.....

U-MAKE will be back at Taft

March 1-3, 2024

For 2024, we expect to be back to near normal.  We will still abide by any and all health orders and requirements that the Lorado Taft Campus asks for events on their premises.    


Usually the first weekend in March….starts Friday evening, and extends to Sunday at 4PM. Registration for 2024 will includes dorm room lodging Friday and Saturday nights, and food from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.

A mix of kite related classes will be available; sew, no sew and theory.  Classes will start Friday evening and continue Saturday and Sunday with some all day classes, some ½ day, some longer classes held at Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, IL.

U-MAKE will ensure there are SOME OPENINGS in EVERY CLASS at the start of Open Enrollment.

Lorado Taft Field Campus 1414 North River Road Oregon, IL 61061          Taft Field Campus is 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 on the Lorado Taft Campus see www.niu.edu/taft

Remember you can watch Virtual 2021 classes anytime!

Watch the classes again


Many thanks to Nic @ Fortuna Found