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 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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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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NBG Meeting Featuring NORTHWOODS NOTEBOOKS! – 01.21.16

NBG Meeting Featuring NORTHWOODS NOTEBOOKS! – 01.21.16

Mark your calendars for the first Northwoods Book Arts Guild meeting of 2016! On January 21st, NBG members and guests will hear the latest news of upcoming NBG events and workshops, renew their annual memberships, participate in the “Calendars” book exchange (0ptional), and will assemble their own personal “Northwoods Notebook”!

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NBG Meeting featuring Upcycled Gift Bags! – 11.19.15

NBG Meeting featuring Upcycled Gift Bags! – 11.19.15

Winter has officially arrived, our clocks are set back, and holiday preparations have begun! Join the Northwoods Book Arts Guild at our next meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Pioneer Park’s Blue Room. We will open the meeting with updates on the Letterpress Project and pass around samples produced by the recent Letterpress class attendees, announce and plan for upcoming classes, exchange “Winter Card” books, and top off the meeting by learning how to make gift bags from almost any kind of paper!

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Our Next NBG Meeting – 09.24.15

Our Next NBG Meeting – 09.24.15

Another summer has flown past! We look forward to catching up with everyone at our next Guild meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Pioneer Park’s Blue Room. We will provide updates on the Letterpress Project, elect new board positions, plan upcoming classes, talk about our October Annual Meeting activities, exchange “Tree” books, AND make books! Please arrive early so we may begin promptly. Do you remember seeing the Teeny Tiny Tomes in our BOOKS AS ART exhibition? They were clever, they were beautifully made, and they were charmingly small!  Come to the Guild meeting and learn how to make your very own set from Marilyn Askelin, the book artist who created the originals for the 2014 exhibition. She will lead us through making three teeny tiny origami books, each created from paper no larger than 3″ x 6″. Handouts included! Please bring: Scissors or X-Acto knife with cutting mat Glue stick Large binder clip or clothespin for clamping Bone folder... Read more...