Sunday, September 9 1-3pm
Caribou Building, Suite 205,
3550 Airport Way
COMPOSING WITH NATURALS
with Connie Stricks and Susan Campbell
Twigs, bark, feathers, leaves, and stones are a few of the natural materials Connie Stricks and Susan Campbell use in their artist books. Join them at our September meeting as they share their passion for natural materials along with examples of their work. For our program activity, we will create cards using natural materials that Connie and Susan will provide (twigs, birch bark, and stones). A variety of neutral shades of Khadi paper will be available along with Strathmore inserts that will be stitched to the Khadi with a pamphlet stitch. Please join us as we explore the myriad possibilities that natural materials provide while composing elegant cards.
What to bring:
small cutting mat
small brush for glue (optional)
natural materials to accompany what is provided (optional)
BOOK EXCHANGE THEME
The Natural World
Everyone welcome! We look forward to
you at the meeting!
NBG Workshop with Andie Thrams
California artist Andie Thrams spent a long weekend in late August with guild members at our studio, inspiring appreciation for the natural world and teaching us techniques in watercolor painting. She shared her practice of immersion in the field setting as we hiked and sketched in the Chena River Wayside Park near the studio. Scarlet high bush cranberries, golden rose leaves, multi-hued fireweed stems, dogwood with orange berries, and deep blue-green spruce trees provided plenty of inspiration. Back in the studio, we were awed by her portfolio of rich and layered paintings, and then set to work. By the end of our last day, everyone had a lovely concertina book celebrating Fall Flora. We are all looking forward to another workshop with this gifted artist.
... AND OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
2018 Alaska Arts Convergence
Fairbanks, September 6-8, 2018
Alaska State Council on the Arts is pleased to work with Fairbanks Arts Association as the co-hosting organization for this special gathering.
This year's conference explores how arts, culture and creativity activate networks and communities to move toward an innovative and inspired future for Alaska. Learn more here.
BOOKBINDING & LETTERPRESS STUDIO
Editions offers studio and equipment rentals, and online bookbinding challenges, as well as classes. Check out their website
NEWPORT PAPER BOOK ARTS FESTIVAL
April 26-28, 2019
FOCUS ON BOOK ARTS
Pacific Grove, Oregon,
June 26-30, 2019
NEWLY ARRIVED AT PAPER BIRCHES
Duo Book Cloth
Paper Birches offers members of the Guild a selection of fine bookmaking supplies that are unavailable in town. Recently arrived is a shipment of Duo Book Cloth from Talas. This elegant book cloth is sold by the quarter yard in a variety of colors at Paper Birches.
NORTHWOODS BOOK ARTS GUILD
Sunday, September 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Book Exchange: The Natural World
Sewing on Cords/Bring your own project
with Ashley Thayer
For those who have taken a sewing frame class
Saturday, September 22, starting at 10am
Imprints Work Sessions
will resume October
Notification by separate NBG Notes.
to receive notifications.
Soft Cover Coptic Binding
with Margo Klass
Sunday, November 4, 10am-4pm
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
Learn about and support Northwoods Book Arts Guild!