Kite Making Classes with Sarah Lucas

Kite Building Workshop

Upcoming event
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1-2 hours per guided lesson

OneLove Cafe
4989 NW 40th PL
Gainesville, FL 32606

This outdoor class is weather-dependent. If the weather is not good for this date, your ticket to this class will be carried over to a backup date. See details below.

Weather-dependent date:

Should a backup date be needed because of weather, the class will be rescheduled for the following day at the same time and place. An email, or text message will be sent with confirmation of the new date the night before the scheduled class.


Reserve your place at the kite making tables. Each class will have a maximum of 6 seats at a time. I will email you directly with confirmation after your payment is received.

We also do birthdays and special events!

What you will learn:

Kite Fundamentals: Frame, structure, materials, and flight strategy.

Bridling (string) skills: Knot tying — Overhand, lark’s head, and prusik knots. Kite line management.

Environment: Wind direction, drag, lift, and control.

About the class:

Outdoor, covid-careful, open-air class. Work tables are shaded.

Limited: 6 simultaneous participants
2-hour outdoor class in shade structure

Firm age requirement:

$25 per student

Includes complete kite materials, instruction, and decorating supplies. Students will make and take home a complete kite that will last for years with proper care.

Sign up here


How to prepare:

I recommend that you bring water, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen.

If you are signing your child up for this workshop:

Shade structure is for attending students only. Parents should expect to drop their kids in the shade structure and enjoy the restaurant seating nearby.

When the kites are finished, kites bloom out of the classroom like an event in nature. At that point, parent-child kite flying is very encouraged.

group kite flying in a field after kite making workshop by Sarah Lucas and WindFire Designs

About your instructor:

My name is Sarah Lucas. I grew up here in Gainesville. I have 6 years training and professional experience in early childhood education. I also have 3 years professional experience in kite fabrication at WindFire Designs kite studio.

Teaching these classes combines every passion I have—teaching, making kites, and running around outside. Nothing beats it!

Sarah Lucas sewing machine
Sarah Lucas Kite Flying

Questions about kite making classes?

email me here and I can answer any of them. Thank you, and see you on the kite field.

Kite by Tim Elverston - FlowxL silk and carbon fiber with Ruth Whiting and Otto Elverston and Sarah Lucas

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