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Learn about bookmaking opportunities beyond what the Guild offers in Fairbanks. We will let you know about upcoming workshops and other events that intrigue and inspire us!

On Display at UAF Rasmuson Library:


Fall Flora & the Artist’s Book

Books Inspired by Andie Thrams

In August 2018 Andie Thrams, former Alaskan and well known book artist now living in California, came to Fairbanks to teach a workshop at the studio of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. For three days, workshop participants explored Andie’s techniques in drawing, watercolor, calligraphy, pen and ink. Artists were inspired by a walk through the boreal forest, and the books in this display reflect the participants’ love of the local landscape, as well as the breadth of Andie’s inspiration.

Learn more at AndieThrams.com

UAF Summer Sessions

3D Book Making- Box Books
May 31, June 1 and 2
with Margo Klass
More information here.

Newport Paper Book Arts Festival
Newport, Oregon
April 26-28, 2019
Festival brochure available on Feb.1, email here with subject line
‘2019 NPABF brochure email list’
You can also download at here
More information available in January

Focus on Book Arts Conference
June 26-30, 2019
The Focus on Book Arts Conference is coming! Here is a Sneak Peek of workshop
descriptions and instructor information. The full schedule and workshop details will be available in mid-January. Registration begins on March 4, 2019.

Origami Poems Project

The Origami Poems Project publishes microchaps of poems formatted on a single sheet of paper. The paper folds origami-style (using what NBG refers to as the French Fold structure) into palm-sized books. Download each microchap (at no charge) from the website. Alaska’s own Emily Wall has two microchaps on the site. More information about the project, printing and folding the book, and subscribing to their newsletters here.

Something new: Dwarsliggers!
Discover these tiny pocket-sized flipback books – they are the size of a cellphone and no thicker than your thumb, with paper as thin as onion skin. They can be read with one hand – the text flows horizontally, and you can flip the pages upward, like swiping a smartphone.  Read all about them here.

New Notable Publication
by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol
Attention Hedi Kyle fans!!! Renowned book artist Hedi Kyle and her daughter, Ulla Warchol, just published Art of the Fold. It includes step-by-step directions for creating her unique structures using folding techniques. Projects include flag books, the fishbone fold, and nesting boxes.