(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions about PRAYER FLAG Painting Workshop
What materials will I need for the Flag Painting Workshop? ALL supplies will be provided.
What is the Workshop Agenda? Workshop begins by meeting new friends during opening circle. I’ll give a tour of art studio so everyone will be able to locate supplies. Layering process will be demonstrated utilizing examples of completed prayer flags. I’ll be available to help anyone who needs assistance creating their own unique flag.
What is the origin of a prayer flag? Tibetan Prayer flags were traditionally used “to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, it’s believed that prayers will be blown by wind to spread goodwill and compassion into ALL pervading space.” Traditional color meanings of Tibetan flags… blue = health and longevity, white = karma purification, red = wish fulfilling prayer, green = compassion, yellow = victory. This workshop is offered in hope of compassionate “healing for ourselves, our communities, our families, our nation and our world.”
How will I know what to create on my flag? Everyone will be encouraged during opening circle to think of special words, or symbols which have meaning to them. They will have time to think of these words or images during studio tour and, during prayer flag demonstrations. When its time for you to create your own flag… those special words/symbols will be in your mind.
What do you mean “EXPRESSIVE ARTS”? Expressive Arts is therapeutic and healing. Using this type of art means taking time out of your busy life to just be still… giving yourself the GIFT of time… tapping into the moment of NOW… using paint, pencils, markers, etc. creates an amazing meditative flow which I call the “Portal of Creativity”. You lose ALL sense of time and are shocked when it’s time to clean up. Using Expressive Arts begins to be addictive where you crave that happy, focused and engaged feeling in what you are doing! My students tell me they don’t want to stop creating when they are in that creative flow!
Drying process of undercoat paintings (we’ll use blow dryers). Adding layer with images or stamps = drying time. Adding special words = drying time. Adding embellishments (ribbons, buttons, bells, etc.) the possibilities are endless! All materials are provided for each workshop participant to create their own unique flag and painting. Sharing circle provides an opportunity for everyone to hold sacred compassionate space for each other while viewing completed artwork.
What is the cost? The workshop is $75 which covers ALL materials. Click Here to purchase workshop ticket.
Cancellation Policy: No money refunds however, you may use the money to register for a future workshop or retreat.