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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 Fishy Flag Books – 07.21.16

NBG Meeting featuring Fishy Flag Books – 07.21.16

This month’s Guild activity will feature a classic accordion Flag Book. This dynamic structure, inspired by Hedi Kyle, Susan King, and others, is a fun and versatile way to incorporate a series of images, texts, photos, or collected objects in your artist books.

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NBG Workshop Scholarships Available!

Wanting to participate in an NBG workshop but short on funds? Scholarships are available for NBG members to cover bookmaking workshop instructional fees! Apply by completing the Workshop Scholarship Request Form available for downloading in docx or pdf format.  Completed workshop forms should be returned directly to Marilyn, rea@gci.net Apply... read more
Japanese Screen Structures Workshop – 07.14.16

Japanese Screen Structures Workshop – 07.14.16

The Japanese Screen structure is a form of board book that can be used in inventive ways. It displays easily, making a table screen that is both functional and decorative. In this workshop we will make a basic double-fold triptych structure. We will wrap the boards with Japanese papers and form sturdy hinges to join the panels allowing the screen to be opened for display or folded for storage. Techniques for adding imagery will be discussed as we look at some examples of how this structure can be used to create artist books.

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Gelli-Plate Printing Workshop – 06.29.16

Gelli-Plate Printing Workshop – 06.29.16

Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful papers can be used later to make one of a kind artist books, folios, notecards, or gift boxes.

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Upcoming Events

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!
Oct
2
Sun
12:00 pm Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Open Book @ NBG Studio at The Folk School Fairbanks
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at Open Book.  Bring your latest projects!
Oct
22
Sat
3:00 pm NBG Annual Meeting and Fun Silen... @ The Folk School Fairbanks
NBG Annual Meeting and Fun Silen... @ The Folk School Fairbanks
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join the Annual Northwoods Book Arts Guild for its Annual Meeting and fun silent auction featuring bookmaking arts and supplies!  This year’s meeting will be themed “tea time”.  Bring your favorite afternoon tea, tea cup,[...]
Nov
4
Fri
5:00 pm Celebrating Handmade Books 2016 @ If Only... a fine store
Celebrating Handmade Books 2016 @ If Only... a fine store
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NBG members are invited to participate in the third annual Celebrating Handmade Books event hosted by If Only… a fine store.  This is a community First Friday event!

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!