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...
NBG Annual Meeting – 10.22.15

NBG Annual Meeting – 10.22.15

Mark your calendar! Our first formal “Annual Meeting” will be held on Thursday evening, October 22, 2015, from 5:00-7:00pm at The Folk School. This important meeting will include a potluck dinner and a silent auction of donated items that we each bring to the festivities. Proceeds will go toward our scholarship fund so that we may provide financial assistance for Guild workshops. An excess of proceeds could also help provide stipends for out of town instructors we might wish to invite. We will review activities of the past year, set goals for the coming year, and plan workshops. AND, you will have an opportunity to see the Letterpress in our studio! This will also be a good opportunity to stock up on the supplies available in Paper... Read more...
NBG Meeting To Feature Leaf Art! – 7.30.15

NBG Meeting To Feature Leaf Art! – 7.30.15

Come celebrate summer at our next Northwoods Book Arts Guild meeting on Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:45-7:00pm at The Folk School Fairbanks. Laurel Herbeck will lead the program with a great project using leaves to embellish papers for bookmaking. We will be applying water-based inks and paints to plants and hand-pressing them onto a variety of papers. We’ll make a small accordion book of our sample prints. The history of plant printing goes back to the prehistoric cave. Plant prints were used on tapa cloth, in Leonardo’s notebooks, in old herbals for plant identification, by Benjamin Franklin to foil counterfeiters, and on scientific expeditions. The height of popularity of plant printing was during the 18th and 19th centuries when methods were developed to make multiple commercial copies and books. Please bring a sketchbook or journal to practice in, apron, rubber or latex gloves, cutting mat, bone folder, watercolor or other soft brushes, and freshly cut leaves, flowers and grasses. The Book Exchange theme is “Scavenged,” and it will be fascinating to see the treasures our members have created from found objects! Visit with your bookmaking friends, learn about progress on getting our Letterpress shipped to the studio, and shop for supplies at Paper... Read more...