Fly High in the Sky

Peregrine Falcon flying

Collaboration with Anderson Ranch Arts Center

In collaboration with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, this workshop explores the synergy between nature, art and kite building! During this unique week, students first begin by learning about the science of flight, different bird habitats, ecology, migration and feather patterns. Students study regional birds of prey and other local bird species as they simultaneously create artistic studies using watercolor, colored pencils and Sharpies. As the week progresses, students use what they have learned as inspiration to make one-of-a-kind handmade kites. Kites are complete with artistic designs inspired by feather patterns and modern kite engineering methods and materials.

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The week culminates in a kite-flying celebration and puppet performance celebrating nature, science, art and community! Free and open to the public, come to Rock Bottom Ranch for a picnic and party on Friday, June 14 at 5PM. Registration required.

Heather Morrow has worked flying, performing, designing and building kites for over 30 years by working in kite shops, competitive kite flying, and performing at Disney World flying kites off the back of speedboats in spectacular water and pyrotechnic shows. A lifelong dancer, she became a master indoor kite flyer and tours worldwide with Heather Henson’s environmental outreach puppetry company, Ibex Puppetry, as a performance artist sharing the Whooping Crane’s migration and coming-of-age story as an umbrella species in the struggle to survive in our world of increasing human population infringement upon the habitats of so many fragile ecosystems.

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals!

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: In the summer, every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car you will earn a sticker to place on our Bike Board. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, ACES classes, reusable bags, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Art and Wildlife



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  • Kids : 9, 10, 11, 12