Sharon Musto is enthralled by spectacular skies, wide open spaces, and KITES! She is delighted to be back for Windscape again this year!
Sharon has been building and flying kites since 1995. From the very beginning, she found her enthusiasm too great to be contained, so she shared it, promoting kites as much as life would allow! As a teacher, she found that her job meshed well with her hobby because there are many, many ways kites can be used as a teaching tool at all grade levels, and all levels of ability. Sharon offers workshops in schools, at professional development “in-services” for teachers, and at conferences.
Sharon’s kites have garnered numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally, but Musto says she still feels like a novice. There are so many design ideas to explore, and the possibilities for graphics on kites are as endless as the sky is high and wide.
Internationally, Sharon has competed in and judged numerous kite building competitions at the ‘Masters’ level, participated in numerous exhibits and served as International Director of the American Kitefliers Association (2000 to 2006) representing members in more than 30 countries around the world.
In 2010, Sharon moved to Alberta where she has teamed up with the Kite Guys creating kites, custom banners and windsocks. They continue to present kitemaking workshops to “children” of all ages at every opportunity. She also continues to promote kiting in Canada as a representative of the Canadian Kite Federation/ Fédération Canadienne du Cerf-Volant.
“Kites have enriched my life immensely. They offer a means of self-expression, of enjoying the outdoors, connecting with other people, and they’re a powerful stress reliever — among countless other merits!”