About the Maryland Kite Society
Organized on January 25, 1969, The Maryland Kite Society (MKS) is the second oldest active kite club in the United States. While its membership hails mainly from the mid-Atlantic states, the MKS boasts members from across the nation and several foreign countries.MKS's official set of purposes include sharing information about kitemaking and kiteflying, providing ongoing continuity and support for local kite festivals and subsidiary groups of kiting enthusiasts, and providing a community education resource for the development of kite craftspeople and flyers of present and future generations. More about us...
The 2015 Winter Kitemakers Retreat --
Indoor, Outdoor, Miniatures too!
The 2015 winter kitemakers retreat will feature famous kitemakers Jon Trennepohl and Glenn Davison presenting their most up-to-date award-winning kites.
Jon’s prize-winning kite at
AKA’s 2014 National Convention:
Jon has designed a special kite for the 2015 MKS retreat, one
that is able to fly either indoors or outdoors depending upon the tensioning of
the kite. This is a design made especially for the MKS retreat and is
based on his Suspended Wing Delta kite that Jon received special prizes for
Structural Design and Innovation at the Nags Head AKA Convention. The
MKS version is an incredible kite, particularly due to its versatility. Jon
will be providing kits for this design; each kit will cost about $90 and you
will have some choices regarding colors and fabric. Please let us know ASAP if you want one.
Glenn will be teaching his techniques for miniature kites. He plans to present instructions for building miniature Hargrave box kites and dragon kites at the retreat. The fee for these kits is $10 for both kites; Glenn will provide all supplies and tools required to build these kites. Other kites by Glenn can be seen at http://art.kitingusa.com/. More detailed information will be available shortly.
These are a few of Glenn's exquisite miniature kites: