Kayak | Part 1

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2 Week Class for ages 12+

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2022 Summer Program

Build a very stable flat water 12' Kudzu type kayak. Build it using a fuselage frame design. Learn to skin the kayak with synthetic fabric and apply a waterproof finish. A recreational kayak perfect for fishing, paddling, or photography.

This is a two-week course. It will continue the following week. The second week's activities will depend on how fast the class moves in the first week. It is likely that we'll be finishing the skinning in week 2 and then painting it. We will make a paddle as well.

Please note, ages 12 and up only.

See for videos and demonstrations of this remarkable craft.

Students will be required to bring a life vest for the final day's paddle in the river. They may not test their kayak without them.

CT Humanities helped underwrite the Museum's Visiting Artist Program.

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