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.
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!read more
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!read more
Looking for a few new ways to fill your beautifully handmade books? We will focus on creating lettering styles, pleasing texts and images with color, inspirational messages, poems etc.read more
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.read more
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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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.
“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!