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Butterfly House Book Sculpture

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

$65 – $75

Hands-on classes in the Book Arts studio!

Learn to make this fantastic sculptural book! Participants will create a butterfly house book sculpture that hangs on the wall. We will practice the art of book folding to create a cylinder fold as the base (or “house”) and carefully decorate it with paper butterflies, “flying off the pages.”

Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages 10+
• All necessary tools and materials, including a book, to participate are provided.
• Please read our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page to review our health & safety procedures.

Any questions about the class please email [email protected]



Heather Cook (she/her) is a book artist working and living in Buffalo, NY. She loves when a book looks old enough to be a ghost because the stained pages and crackled spines are tangible connections to history. Trouble is, many of these books get tossed into thrift stores or landfills. They need saving!

Through sculpting, she explores and unravels the intricate layers within stories and fairytales, capturing underlying messages within a given novel. Her BA and MA in literature serves as a foundation to focus on the text to inspire the creations. Meanwhile, her love of book arts challenges her to bring the stories to life in a visual manner. The dichotomy creates a dynamic process that brings brings the story to life. Surprisingly, she’s never gotten a paper cut while book sculpting.

Her work has appeared on Netflix and in journals and gallery exhibits in New York and Pennsylvania.  Instagram / Classes


August 10
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
$65 – $75
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Heather Cook


WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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(716) 348-1430