The Marilyn Askelin Scholarship Program

Through a simple on-line application process, scholarships are available for program meeting fees and workshops that are offered by the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. The Program also supports members’ annual dues. In Marilyn’s memory this Scholarship Program insures that no one is turned away from the opportunity to participate in the activities of Northwoods Book Arts Guild.

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NBG Workshop: Let the Spine Speak – 03.16.19

NBG Workshop: Let the Spine Speak – 03.16.19

Join Connie in using the long stitch to create an 8 x 4 ¼”, hard bound book whose spine carries the decorative emphasis. This binding allows the spine to make the statement through the use of patterned and plain papers, seen through its 2-3 ‘windows’—yet it supports a strong, functional structure with blank pages for writing and drawing.

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NBG Workshop: Contemporary Limp Binding – 04.13.19

NBG Workshop: Contemporary Limp Binding – 04.13.19

This timeless book structure has been around since the Middle Ages, getting its name from its flexible animal skin covers. Using historic limp bindings as our inspiration, we will make our books using Khadi paper in lieu of vellum, learn how to work traditional end bands, and sew the text block over leather supports.

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NBG Workshop: Fall Flora & The Artist’s Book – August 2018

NBG Workshop: Fall Flora & The Artist’s Book – August 2018

Explore the elusive creative space between the careful and the wild as you create an accordion-folding book. Native flora will be used as inspiration for drawing, painting, and writing in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Directed experiments using watercolor, ink, and gouache will develop imagery and content, full of autumn magic.

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