HAND-MADE ART BOOKS
with Travis Hocutt
25 - 29 Nov. 2020
SAGA - Inderøy - Norway
Join artist Travis Hocutt at SAGA and learn the art of bookbinding, which in addition to books, also includes creating portfolio cases and boxes for your work. A hand made book, case, box has an incredible and powerful potential as both portfolio and artist books.
With learning bookbinding, you will be able to create books, portfolio cases, and portfolio boxes tailor-made to fit with your work. This workshop is designed for photographers and other image-makers wanting to create artist books of their work, as well as for anyone looking to learn a new craft. Bindings taught in the class will include Coptic, Accordion, Japanese stab, as well as clam-shell boxes.
Participants will in addition to the different techniques learn about different papers, threads, and tools needed for the different binding processes. You need no prior knowledge of bookbinding, as this is intended to be a beginner’s level workshop. You will be provided with a large variety of different types of paper for binding, decorative paper, cardboard, linen cover, as well as all the bookbinding equipment you would need.
You will leave this workshop mastering 4–6 different binding techniques and with the books, portfolio cases and boxes you managed to create during our time together.
NOK 8.900,- (deposit NOK 3.200,-). Pluss material fee of NOK 1.300,- which will cover all the equipment, and bookbindings supplies you need, including paper, decorative paper, bookboard etc to create your books.
Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.
There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.
If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.
Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffe/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 455,-.
If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.
For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance. Dinner is not included. Saga has a full liquor license.
PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:
Shared double-room: NOK 1.020,- per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below.
Private room: NOK 1.290,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.
Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard.
GETTING TO SAGA:
The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to SAGA from (Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA): Oslo: 2 hours / Bodø: 2 hours / Copenhagen: 3 hours / Stockholm: 3 hours / New York: 12 hours (NYC+Oslo+Trondheim)
You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to Røra by train from: Oslo: 9 hours / Trondheim: 2 hours / Bodø: 9.5 hours / Storlien (Sweden): 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell
Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.
Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
Full: NOK 8.900,-
+ Material Fee: NOK 1.300,-
Deposit: NOK 3.200,-
Se payment details in the workshop description.
Registration on our workshops are binding
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 25TH of November at 1PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 29TH of November at 1 PM.
We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later then a month before the workshop start.
WHAT TO BRING:
Everything you need to create your hand made books will be supplied to you at SAGA.
YOU might want to bring example of printed images for your book, to get ideas of design, form and size.
Travis Hocutt is a working artist located in the Chicago area.
Travis got his BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston (now LUCAD) and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Travis’ practice includes many media ranging from photography, to book binding, to woodworking.
The investigation of wonder links Hocutt’s works, whatever the medium or subject. He has been working most recently with cyanotype and sculpture about ice and the complexity of mapping that which is constantly in flux.
Travis currently works as Director of Operations for Chicago based Illumivation Studios, overseeing the production of large scale promotional installations.