At Infinite Arts we specialise in making kites, running festivals, events and educational kite projects throughout the UK. The kite work is led by Pauline Taylor and Frances Anderson who each make their own kites and receive invitations annually to travel to kite festivals and events in other parts of Europe. More information on the kite artists can be found on 'our kites' page. We have been making and flying kites for over 15 years and we regularly run kite projects, festival, events and kite-making workshop sessions. We can provide Kites in Schools, Kites in the Curriculum, Kites with older people, Family Learning Kite Projects
We can supply your kite workshop needs, running workshops in school, community centres, youth centres, homes for older people.
We have delivered a number of projects over the years involving kites. For more information on these projects please visit the kite project archive page.
Kite festivals and events
Infinite Arts manages kite festivals and events and in recent years has developed a series of kite events for English Heritage in Scarborough, Bolsover, Beeston Castle, Whitby Abbey and Birdoswald Fort. Infinite Kites is well placed to deliver kite festivals, and events due to Pauline Taylor’s longstanding involvement in developing kite art projects, including for many years co-ordinating and acting as consultant to the Sunderland International Kite Festival. Infinite Kites is in touch with kite artists from different countries who often visit major international kite festivals in the UK. We are committed to developing collaborative working relationships with a broad range of partners including the Drachen Foundation (based in Washington State USA) who sometimes support our projects with specialist materials.
Kites and the curriculum
Kites can cross the divide between arts and science. They can support the teaching of mathematics and can help introduce the history and geography of other countries and other cultures. Kites can be a channel for learning and communication between different ages and different cultures. There is opportunity for action research alongside traditional research and study of the subject. Much of the learning can take place out of doors and it will have happened before the learners have realised they are learning. In a recent project in New Hartley First School, teacher Pete Sturrs commented that during the 2 day project, his year 4 pupils had learned more maths in the two days than the curriculum requires them to cover in a year.