I was asked to run two days of training workshops for Prescap artists, during July 2002, in their well equipped resource centre. In the first session I covered the history and development of kites, followed by basic construction techniques. Materials used to construct the kites included carbon fibre, ripstop nylon and plywood to make kite handles.
Prescap artists constructed large deltas, windsocks and flowforms. The kites were made to be flown later at the City of Preston Mela Festival, a celebration of the art and culture of southern Asia. Pictured above are Chantal Oakes and Roberto Fontaine with their large delta. Karen and Bernie are holding a flowform with an applique Prescap logo.