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Guild meeting this coming Thursday!


Bring your friends and prospective new members to our first meeting of the season this coming Thursday. We hope you had a wonderful summer, and gained some inspiration for new book-making endeavors from the variety of workshops that were offered. 


We'll begin our meeting with a recap of your summer's bookmaking experiences, including reflections on your entries in the "Books As Art" exhibition, which was a walloping success! There will be plenty of news and opportunities to share, and then we'll enjoy a collaborative activity we're calling, "Make Your Mark." 

We will supply paper, and invite you to bring one calligraphic mark-making tool or object of your choice, and ink or other media to go with it. For example, you could bring a fountain pen and ink, or a feather and ink, or a stick and soot, a brush and berry juice, a rubber stamp and stamp pad, or a Q-tip and pastel powder, or so on! We will explore the possibilities by passing the tools and "inks" as we make our marks on our own master sheet. 


We will also...

  • learn about our new series of workshops sponsored by Northwoods Book Arts Guild in partnership with The Folk School - it begins on October 11 with a workshop by Mary Maisch - see below!
  • hear all the details about Celebrating Handmade Books, a First Friday event sponsored by If Only...a fine store in November - come to the meeting to learn how you can participate!
          We look forward to seeing you!          


Northwoods Book Arts Guild 


in partnership with The Folk School



Fabulous Hand-made Art Journals

Saturday, October 11

10am - 4pm

The Folk School


Mary Baarlaer Maisch, Instructor


Make your own art journal (or cookbook, photo album, poetry journal, gift book) from papers that you paint. Assemble using a traditional Japanese pamphlet stitch, and embellish using beads, buttons, charms, rubber stamps, photographs, collage materials, and any found objects you cherish. If weather allows, we'll paint outdoors using acrylic spray paints, and if it rains, we'll happily paint indoors with regular tube acrylics.


Cost: $60

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $20


Enrollment limited, register here at The Folk School





The place in Fairbanks to find bookmaking tools and fine papers!

Sponsor of 

Celebrating Handmade Books

Featuring works by members of Northwoods Book Arts Guild

First Friday, November 7 , 5 - 8pm




BOOKS AS ART catalogues are still available 

in the Bear Gallery Gift Shop

and on the Guild's website!


This is a limited edition DVD catalogue housed in a full color, sewn book structure - a perfect way to remember BOOKS AS ART!

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