with Travis Hocutt


28 March - 2 April 2023


SAGA - Inderøy - Norway

A hand bound book, designed and created by the artist, is a powerful statement, and is often regarded as a unique collectors item. 



In our Artist Book workshop our goal is for participants to finish a complete hand bound book, with their work, during the course of the class. You can use this opportunity to create an Artist Book for your next exhibit, or as a celebration of one of your finished projects, or you can create an Artist Book which can be considered a fine art object in itself.  


Participants who is joining this class should already know book-binding. And should arriving having already thought about the size of their book and binding technique they wish to use. Travis will give advice in this regard in class, but it is important that you have started the thought process and considered different sizes, and bindings that fits your work, before the workshop starts. 


You should also have prepared the images, and prints, which of course then should be fitted for the book size, and your chosen binding. You can print images at SAGA during the workshop. Additional cost will then apply.

This class is an opportunity to complete a hand bound Artist Book under the guidance of artist Travis Hocutt. If time allows, participants are welcome to include portfolio boxes/folders in their production. 

During the workshop we will provide you with a large variety of different papers for binding, book board, book cloth, as well as all the bookbinding tools and equipment you would need. You are also welcome to bring your own materials if you have a special style you want to use. If you bring your own materials you will not be charged the material fee for this class.

Participants will in addition to the different techniques learn about different papers, threads, and tools needed for the different binding processes.

Our classes are 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.

NOK 12.000,- (deposit NOK 4.000,-). Pluss material fee of NOK 1.000,- which will cover all the equipment, and bookbindings supplies you need, including paper, decorative paper, book board etc. to create your books. The books you create in this class is yours to keep. 

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 than 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 6% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.


The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills. 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. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel. 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. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room. 

Saga is known for its 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, coffee/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 560,-.

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.


Shared double-room ink. big healthy breakfast, varm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout the day: NOK 1.260,- pr guest pr night. 


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 offered a private room - see price below. 

Private room ink. big healthy breakfast, varm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout the day: NOK 1.560,- pr night. 

Your stay at SAGA also includes one session in our Iglucraft Sauna. 

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard. 


By Plane: 

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)


By Train: 

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:


By Car: 

Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.

NOK 12.000,-

+ Material Fee: NOK 1.000,-

(currency converter)

Deposit: NOK 4.000,-

Se payment details in the workshop description.

Registration on our workshops are binding

If we have to cancel the workshop due to Covid restriction, we will return all money paid to us. 


The workshop starts on the 28TH of March at 7PM.


The workshop ends on the 2ND of April 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. 


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.

Instructor Replacement:


It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

Cancelation Rules:

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. 

Withdrawal and refund policy: 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies: Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition. NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies.