Let your child’s imagination fly free and make memories that will last a lifetime at the family Kite Workshops on Saturday, February 16 and 23 at 11:00 a.m. Each event will be an opportunity for children and parents to work together to build, decorate, and fly a kite, with a healthy, homemade snack to round out the morning.

Cost for the workshop is $20 per kite, and space is limited. The activity is designed for kids 4-10, but all ages are welcome, with a parent.

Participants will receive a kite kit to assemble and design with guidance from one of SAAC’s talented art instructors. At the February 16 workshop, artist Mike Means will conduct the instruction, while February 23 will be led by Maria and Jorge Villegas. To keep your strength from flagging during the workshop, local chef Lilli Ellen will create a special sweet-and-savory snack inspired by the whimsical kite-flying theme.

The Kite Workshop is held in conjunction with SAAC’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens March 1. During the show, the character of Charlie Brown endures a lengthy struggle with his own kite, ending with its eventual stranding in the infamous “Kite-Eating Tree.” If weather permits, the workshop will end with an outdoor kite-flying session, hopefully with a much more positive outcome!

Box office for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be open during the workshop, so participants can nab great seats to the show. The production runs March 1-3 and 7-10, with performances at 7 p.m. on week nights and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets will be available for $15 for members, $5 for students, and $25 for general public.

To register for this event, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474.

Build a Kite Workshop