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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. It is in partnership with The Folk School Fairbanks.

Wintermester Features Drum Binding Technique

Wintermester Features Drum Binding Technique

Fifteen Northwoods Book Arts Guild members (and one soon to be, we hope!) attended UAF’s 2015 Wintermester course entitled “Drum Leaf Bindings.” This course was led by our own Margo Klass, who was re-introduced to the technique in a Santa Fe book... read more
Paper Marbling with Corlis Taylor

Paper Marbling with Corlis Taylor

The third in our series of Guild Workshops, on March 28, 2015, brings an opportunity for Guild members to learn about and practice the art of paper marbling. Marbling is a technique that involves using absorbent papers to pick up paint from a water bath. Participants... read more
Northwoods Guild Meeting – 1.22.15

Northwoods Guild Meeting – 1.22.15

Please join the fun at the Northwoods Book Arts Guild meeting on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 4:45-7:00pm in the Blue Room at Pioneer Park. We will be renewing memberships, sharing LOTS of information about our growing Guild and new opportunities, and for any who... read more
Exciting December Workshop Opportunity – 12.13.14

Exciting December Workshop Opportunity – 12.13.14

Karen Stomberg will be presenting, “Mixed-Media Paper Embellishing AND a Tour of Orcha, India” at The Folk School Fairbanks, on December 13, 2014. The class will meet from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This workshop is an invitation to visit “The Hand Made Paper Unit”, a rag papermaking cooperative in Orcha, India, through Karen’s photos and samples–then make mixed-media embellished papers with some tools and materials from Orcha.

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Rasmuson Display – 11.28.14

Rasmuson Display – 11.28.14

Stop by the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at UAF to view the latest Northwoods Book Arts Guild exhibit, showcasing three books from the summer 2014 Books As Art exhibition. Each of the three was made in response to a vintage book from the Literacy Council’s... read more

Guild Workshop Series

Save the Dates!

October 11, 2014

Fabulous Hand-Made Art Journals

December 13, 2014

Mixed-Media Paper Embellishment & Tour of Orcha, India

March 28, 2015

Marbled Papers & Fabric

June 27, 2015

Silk Paper

Paper Birches

Our own Guild store, “Paper Birches,” is open for just 15 minutes at the start of our bimonthly meetings. Please arrive by 4:45pm to shop. We feature papers from several sources. Our current inventory includes Arches text wove, Shizen and Hahnemuhle papers. New to the store is book board, at a great price of $2 per 13″x19″ sheet. MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives are in stock. Your order of waxed linen will be available for pick up at our January meeting. Be thinking of materials or supplies that you’d like to see in our store– by buying together we can take advantage of bulk discounts and save on shipping. This makes it possible to spend more on beautiful papers!

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