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Paper Prayer Flags Live Online Class with Gwen Lafleur

Prayer Flags are a Tibetan tradition where prayers and mantras are printed on fabric flags and hung outside where the wind can spread good will and compassion to all. In this class, we'll take inspiration from traditional prayer flags to create our own personalized mixed media versions (which can also be intention flags or banners without words) using paper and mainly paper elements to put our own hopes and intentions for the coming year into the world.

About a week before the official live class there will be a pre-workshop bonus video.  In the pre-workshop video we'll create three backgrounds and discuss choosing and preparing supplies for words or intentions (optional) as well as your focal points. In the live workshop we'll use a variety of media to create layered focal embellishments and pull our flags together. I'll share the process for a whimsical paper mandala plus the other collages created in my sample. You'll finish with three flags of your own to display wherever they'll most inspire you.

Because this is a virtual class students must provide all their own supplies, but they are common mixed media supplies and you may already have most in your stash! 


Paper and Substrates

Inks, Paints, Pens, etc...

Adhesives & Miscellaneous:


  • Baby wipes and / or paper towels
  • Optional - Ribbon, sari yarn, fibers, etc... to hang your flags
  • Optional - Eyelets or grommets for hanging the flags (you can also just punch holes or choose not to hang them.)
Administrative Details:
  • There are two ways for students to register: on our secure website OR by calling 860-399-4443. If you live outside the USA please email Tracie at and we will send you an invoice to pay.
  • Because this is an online class where you can view the content and have full access even if you miss the livestream (which will be archived in the group,) there are no cancellations or refunds.
Q: How long will the Facebook group be available after the Live video is over? A: The group will remain open indefinitely so you can re-watch the video, ask questions, and share.

Q: When will I get access to the Facebook group? A: We will begin sending invitations via email starting on 3/29.  Please allow 24-48 hours for Papercraft Clubhouse to process your registration and send you a group invitation.

Q: Where do we find the coupon code? A: The coupon code will be shared in the facebook group around April 1 - look under the admin posts. It also will be pinned as an announcement at the top of the page.

Q: Can I use the 10% off coupon more than once? A: This is a one-time use code, but note that the shop also offers free shipping for orders over $85 and you get that without a coupon.

Q: Can I place a shop order from Papercraft Clubhouse if I live outside of the USA? The shop will ship internationally (contact them first,) but it's expensive and shipping times can't be guaranteed. If needed, we can help point you to other stockists closer to you to help you find supplies.

International Students: If you live outside the USA please email Tracie at and we will send you an invoice to register.

Materials Included: Because this is a virtual class students must provide all their own supplies. Please see student supply list.
Requirements: Technical Requirements: You must have a Facebook account - it's the only way we can admit you to the private Facebook classroom Your computer or device should be capable of viewing video with a strong enough internet connection to stream the lesson Check ahead of time to ensure that you can hear and see videos on Facebook (you usually need to both click into a live video and unmute it in order to hear and read and add comments.)
Instructor: Gwen Lafleur
Instructor Bio: ​​I'm a lifelong artist, crafter, designer, and world traveler from Herndon, Virginia. I've been involved in arts and crafts my entire life, trying anything from drawing lessons to paper crafts and finally finding my true home as a mixed media artist. My work has been displayed in galleries and can be found in private collections around the world. I have also been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studio, and Creative Scrapbooker magazines. I'm a columnist and stencil designer for StencilGirl Products and I have a line of embossing powders and embellishments with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies as well as a line of rubber stamps with PaperArtsy. I'm also a member of AFCI.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

1566 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT 06498


At Papercraft Clubhouse we’ve got a fantastic selection of scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting supplies.