Click here to see pics from Greg Kono's Kite Workshop at the 15th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival in August 2007.

Learn to make a kite at the Bamboo Kite Making Workshop at the 15th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival - Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas *

  • Saturday, August 25, 2007 11 am
  • Saturday, August 25, 2007 3 pm
  • Sunday, August 26, 2007 11 am

The Bamboo Kite Making Workshop will be lead by Greg Kono, who has been teaching kite-making workshops and collaborating with the Drachen Foundation since 2002. Based in Seattle, Washington he has conducted workshops locally, nationally and internationally with K-12 students, community groups (youth and adults), university students, artists and educators.

Read more about Greg Kono's Aerial Kites and the artist's statement by downloading this pdf file (680 kb)

Overview of Greg Kono's Bamboo Kite Making Workshop

The Kaku Dako Kite was created by Japanese master kite artist, Mikio Toki, who specializes in making Edo kites. This rectangular kite is the shape most often associated with Edo, or Tokyo. The kite is made of washi (Japanese paper), with bamboo spars from Japan. Finished size 11 3/4 inches by 16 1/2 inches.

Introduction to Kite Making.25 hour
Art Decoration .25 - .5 hour
Construction Time .75 - 1 hour
Flying Time/Tuning (site and weather permitting) .25 hour
Total 1.5 - 2 hours

Photo provided by the Drachen Foundation

  • Advance Registration is required.
  • Children under 14 need a parent or adult supervision
  • Fee of $15 includes supplies.

Circle your preferred workshop time:
  • Saturday, August 25, 2007 11 am
  • Saturday, August 25, 2007 3 pm
  • Sunday, August 26, 2007 11 am
Class size is limited to 16 persons per session
Complete the registration form and mail your reservation or reserve a space by paying via paypal by clicking on the paypal button below:
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  • Please make your check payable to the Texas Bamboo Society

Mail form to Texas Bamboo Society, c/o Carole, 6707 Willamette Drive, Austin, Texas 78723
  • Questions? Call 512-929-9565 or email
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    The Texas Bamboo Festival is sponsored by the Texas Bamboo Society
    The Bamboo Festival is the annual fund raiser for the Texas Bamboo Society Chapter of the American Bamboo Society, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to provide research, information, education, assistance to public bamboo gardens, support for bamboo artists, and to bring new varieties to the multi-state region represented by the Texas Bamboo Society.