Masterclass by KiteLab Infinite range, zero weight

How can an object heavier than air fly? During this masterclass by KiteLab you will explore it all. You will learn how aerodynamics work and delve into poetic, precious and light forms. Build your own kite by following the essential steps and have fun taking it off.

Advice: before you start this masterclass, think about how you want to design your kite (shape, color, illustrations etc).

Day 1 | The art of structure is how and where to place it

  • Presentation about KiteLab, brief history and introduction of certain kite shapes
  • Presentation on assignment and materials, sourcing sail shapes, thinking about structures
  • At the end of the day, everyone shares their kite ideas. Explanation and tips to think about the next day’s steps

Day 2 | Connections are more important than bones

  • Continue your work (structure has already been thought of)
  • How do you connect the structure to the sail (reinforcements)?
  • 1-on-1 advice on your design
  • At the end of the day, the three elements of a kite should be practically ready for the next day: structure / connections / sail – tail

Day 3 | The sky for experimentation

  • Finishing
  • Kite Bridle / sail adjustment
  • Presentation of the results, flight test
  • Documentation of results (photos/social media)
  • Joint closure

You will need

  • Sketchbook
  • Laptop (if needed to make 3d plans and connections)

We will provide all other materials.

Knowledge and skills

  • Be patient and creative
  • Sewing basics (if not, of course you will be helped)

Practical info

  • English-language
  • Lunch included

Costs & tickets

The ticket price for students is €150,- incl. VAT
The ticket price for professionals is €230,- incl. VAT


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Summer School 2023
From August 15 to 24, Graphic Matters presents a Summer School in Breda. The Summer School consists of four masterclasses that are entirely dedicated to the theme Blow Up/Blow Out. Each masterclass will be given by leading international designers, artists or typographers. There is also a social programme with studio visits, tours and lectures.

This masterclass is made possible by the Keep an Eye Foundation, a Dutch foundation dedicated to talent development that supports various organizations nationwide. Read more about it here.

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