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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.

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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Word Birds Workshop – 05.12.16

Word Birds Workshop – 05.12.16

Create your own Word Bird, a paper machè character with something to say! Using newspaper, masking tape, wire, colored tissue paper, bits of map or old book pages, and a few feathers, you will create a bird ready to stand or hang, just in time for spring migration!

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Basic Blank Journals for Beginners – 04.03.16

Basic Blank Journals for Beginners – 04.03.16

Basic Blank Journals for Beginners is a class for folks interested in making a hand-sewn blank journal with a few pockets. This class is for adults and is also a family-friendly class for adults and kids (ages 8-12) who want to work together to make some journals.

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NBG Meeting Featuring Fabulous Folds – 03.24.16

NBG Meeting Featuring Fabulous Folds – 03.24.16

Join us for the Thursday March 24, 2016 NBG Guild Meeting from 5-7pm at the Blue Room in Pioneer Park!
This meeting’s program features “Fabulous Folds” and “Recycled, Repurposed” book exchange. We are all collectors of clever ways to transform pieces of paper into clever, structural forms. Our March meeting will add four terrific folds to your repertoire.

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Upcoming Events

May
1
Sun
12:00 pm Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at Open Book.  Bring your latest projects!
May
12
Thu
6:00 pm Word Birds Workshop – 05.12.16 @ NBG Studio @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Word Birds Workshop – 05.12.16 @ NBG Studio @ The Folk School Fairbanks
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Create your own Word Bird, a paper machè character with something to say! Using newspaper, masking tape, wire, colored tissue paper, bits of map or old book pages, and a few feathers, you will create[...]
May
15
Sun
4:00 pm Spring Carnival Fundraiser – 05.... @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Spring Carnival Fundraiser – 05.... @ The Folk School Fairbanks
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Its a Migration Celebration! We are celebrating 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! Funds raised support the[...]
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!

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!