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HAPPY 2018!!

Sunday, January  21, 1-3PM
Blue Room, Pioneer Park
PLEASE NOTE: the regular day and time has  changed!
We hope you will join us at our first NBG Program Meeting of the year on Sunday, January 21 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Pioneer Park Blue Room. We will create an eye-catching wall calendar with a spiral binding and monthly decor consisting of 4"square collaged and decoupaged paper tiles, perfect for your studio! Bring your favorite paper scraps, and any other paper ephemera that you would like to add to your 2D mini art compositions. If you have matte medium or mod podge, you could bring some. We will have plenty on hand if you do not have your own supply. We will also provide a generous supply of colorful paper scraps, as well as 4"square backing tiles, and double sided tape for mounting artwork to pre-printed card stock calendar pages.
Please bring the following supplies:
small cutting mat
x-acto knife with extra blade
small scissors
short plastic ruler
1/2"- 1"flat brush for applying matte medium
clean jar lid to hold matte medium
water bowl or short cup
optional: small hair dryer to speed the drying process
Celestial Bodies
 We look forward to seeing everyone's stellar creations!

If you haven't already renewed/joined on line, or at our last meeting, please bring $30 for a year's worth of fun activities! As last year, your friends and family are welcome to join in any meeting activity for a $5 materials fee.

A number of us just completed a really fine weekend of book-making with Margo. We will be happy to share with you a sampling of delightfully showy artist books featuring woven spine bindings!

Look to this section of the Newsletter to learn about bookmaking opportunities beyond what the Guild offers in Fairbanks. We will let you know about upcoming workshops and other programs that intrigue and inspire us!
Newport Paper Book Arts Festival, Newport, OR
April 20, 21, 22
In its nineteenth year, the Newport Paper Book Arts Festival draws attendees from the greater Northwest and beyond. It features three days of workshops in paper and book arts. Brochures are mailed late January. Request one here. Note: registration is only by mail and classes fill quickly.

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Summer 2018 Program
Penland School of Crafts, the oldest craft school in the country, offers 1-, 2-, and 8-week classes in book and paper arts taught by visiting instructors. Classes focus on topics including bookmaking, paper arts, letterpress, and much more. More information here.

Focus on Book Arts (FOBA), Forest Grove, OR
June 2019 (plan ahead!)
Held every other year, this is a five-day conference of workshops in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorating papers, paper making, books design and publishing. More information here.


Note our new schedule! 

Studio Session: The "Map Wallet"
with Margo Klass
$40 includes materials
Register HERE
Sunday, February 11, 12:00-4:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

 Program Meeting
Sunday, March 11, 1:00-3:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Studio Session
Sunday, April 8, time TBA
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Program Meeting
Sunday,  May 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Studio Session
Sunday, June 10, time TBA
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Program Meeting
Sunday, July 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park
Did you notice? All Program Meetings and Studio Sessions 
will be in the Blue Room, Pioneer Park!

More details to come in the Newsletter and on our website!

Need bookmaking tools? 
A fine selection is available at If Only...a fine store!
215 Cushman Street, Fairbanks

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