will be REAL

March 4-6, 2022

Remember you can watch Virtual 2021 classes anytime!

Watch the classes again


Many thanks to Nic @ Fortuna Found


U-MAKE will be back at Taft

March 4-6, 2022

For 2022 we are asking that all instructors and participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19. Masks will be recommended, and enrollment will be limited to allow separation once we are on campus.


Usually the first weekend in March….starts Friday evening, and extends to Sunday at 4PM. Registration for 2022 should be $200 and 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