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Northwoods Book Arts Guild

is a community of artists actively learning about and creating artist books in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Guild promotes all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach.

NBG is affiliated with the North Star Community Foundation. The Foundation serves as our fiscal agent. All monetary transactions on our site, including membership and donations, are re-directed to the NSCF site in a new window.

NBG is also affiliated with The Folk School Fairbanks. Our studio is located on their campus and our summer program meetings and nearly all of our workshops are held there. Registrations and payments for Guild classes are managed through their website.

NBG Meeting featuring a Calligraphic Sampler – 05.26.16

NBG Meeting featuring a Calligraphic Sampler – 05.26.16

Elevate your favorite quotes to a new level! Try your hand at new calligraphic styles – including flourishes, borders, and decorated initials. Then create a handy half-size file folder to hold your collection of lettering samples and handouts to inspire future projects.

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Everyday Journals – 05.21.16

Everyday Journals – 05.21.16

Create an everyday journal using specialty folders and a variety of unique and interesting papers. We will design our covers, make the folios using a variety of papers, sew it all together and finish with beads.

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Spring Carnival Fundraiser – 05.15.16

Spring Carnival Fundraiser – 05.15.16

Join the The Folk School Fairbanks and Northwoods Book Arts Guild for a Joyful Spring Open House! We are celebrating spring with food, demonstrations, activities indoors and out, and a grand Silent Auction Fundraiser featuring beautifully hand-crafted and artful objects perfect for you, your friends, and your home!

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Upcoming Events

Jun
5
Sun
12:00 pm Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at Open Book.  Bring your latest projects!
Jun
16
Thu
6:00 pm Studio Session – Casements For M... @ NBG Studio @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Studio Session – Casements For M... @ NBG Studio @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Keep your metal edges ready for travel in a handcrafted casement. The edges fit nicely into a protective well that is enclosed in sturdy Khadi paper, personalized with a panel of decorative paper, and bound[...]
Aug
7
Sun
12:00 pm Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at Open Book.  Bring your latest projects!

Guild Workshops

Join us for a scheduled workshop or class!

Contact any NBG Board member if you have an idea for a class you would like to lead or to take.

Scholarships are available for NBG members to cover bookmaking workshop instructional fees.  Apply by completing the Workshop Scholarship Request Form (docx or pdf).

Paper Birches

“Paper Birches,” our Guild book arts supply program, is open in Suite 301 at The Folk School Fairbanks, 2861 Beverley Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Supplies may be purchased at Open Book events, meetings, and workshops held at The Folk School. You may also contact any Guild Board member to make an appointment to meet at the studio.

NOW IN STOCK: BFK Rives, Arches text wove, Shizen and Khadi papers; book board and piercing cradle kits; metal measuring edges, linen tape, and folder stock; MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives; waxed linen thread by the spool or by the yard.

Let us know of materials or supplies that you’d like to have available to you– by buying together we can take advantage of bulk discounts and save on shipping. This makes it possible to spend more on beautiful papers!