This Week

Needle Felting Holiday Party Today at The Golden Button!!!

On Sunday, December 7th from 1-4 PM

Join us for a Holiday Needle Felting Party! Bring something you are working on, pick up some ornament kits, Make a santa or an angel or buy a kit and work on it!

Hot Chocolate, tea and treats will be served! Cost is $10 (Plus cost of kit if you buys one!)

We have some Kits available to buy!!!! Stop in today or tomorrow or Call ahead to see our hours!

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This week…

Ornament Decorating Monday, Tuesday, and Friday  from 1-6PM

Monday evening: Drop in from 5-6 PM to make a fun holiday gift ($20 per person)

Tuesday: Free class at the Woodbury Library for teens and adults to make Upcycled Clothes.

Wednesday: 11 AM Little Kids Art Class: Making Holiday Gifts ($20 to drop in)

Thursday: Ornaments and Machine Sewing from 5-6 PM

Friday: Ornaments: Hand Sewing from 4:30-5:30PM

Friday and Saturday: Kids Nights OUT!

Saturday: Gingerbread Making

Sunday: Reception ANIMALS IN SCARVES at the Woodbury Library 2-4 PM


*Kids Nights Out in December!!!

Drop the kids off and get some shopping done, have a dinner date, make plans with a friend!!!!

 

*Friday, December 12th 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Winter Animal Workshop! Create amazing sculptures of winter animals and make them a habitat to live it!!!! We will also make polar bear wall hangings and have lots of fun! (Little kids are welcome!!!) $30 per artist or $50 for two!

*Saturday, December 13th from 7:30- 9:30 PM: Kids Guided Paint Nights!  Miss Kate will guide your child (Step by Step) through a painting! Treat will be served! Wear old clothes we will be using acrylic paints! A very good time! Drop the kids off and get some dinner finish your shopping meet a friend!!! $30 per artist or $50 for two! (Ages 5 and up)

*Friday, December 19th 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Winter Wonderland Night!!! Kids will create an awesome 3-d winter painting! Lots of fun objects and treasures to use!! Make a snowman and more!!!!! Little Kids are welcome to join!!!!! $30 per artist or $50 for two! (Stay a little longer!!!! till 9 PM for $10 extra!!! Make a glitter house too!!!!)

*Saturday, December 20th from 6:00- 8:00 PM: Gift Making Night!!!! Children will pick from a bunch of great holiday gifts DIY! Make some gifts for the people you love! $30 per artist or $50 for two! (Stay a little longer!!!! till 9 PM for $10 extra!!! Make a glitter house too!!!!)

 


As you may know…. I have a little show at the Woodbury Library….

Here is an article about my art show on Woodbury’s HamletHub

Click HERE

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Needle Felting Holiday Party!

On this terribly yucky rainy day (1-6 pm) come have some tea or hot chocolate and paint and decorate some ornaments or a make painting.
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Today at  4:30 PM it’s Family Art Day!! You and your family can work together to create a beautiful work of art! All ages welcome. Wear old clothes! (Cost is $50 per family. each family gets a large canvas!) these make great grandparent gifts!

Call ahead or just show up today from 1-6 PM

 


Needle Felting Holiday Party!!!!

On Sunday, December 7th from 1-4 PM

Join us for a Holiday Needle Felting Party! Bring something you are working on, pick up some ornament kits, Make a santa or an angel or buy a kit and work on it!

Hot Chocolate, tea and treats will be served! Cost is $10 (Plus cost of kit if you buys one!)

We have some Kits available to buy!!!! Stop in today or tomorrow or Call ahead to see our hours!

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Painting are for sale. Please specify if you would like it before the holidays! 🙂

The New Studio

I am so excited to share this with you… After an adventurous summer of traveling around and teaching at wonderful places…. We have found a new spot!

122 South Pomperaug Ave. Woodbury, CT

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Here are some photos of the early stages of moving into our new Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio space! Lets just talk about some of the new and great aspects of this spot! Lots of natural light! LOTS OF PARKING!!!!! This space is TWICE the size of the last space and since we are focusing on classes and workshops (not as much on retail) it gives us so much space to work and create! Half the space will be dedicated to sewing, crochet, needle felting and other fun mediums and the other half (you can’t see in this picture) is dedicated to more messy projects!

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So right now I am working on the new Schedule!!!! Here are some photos of one of our classes at Bent of the River! There will still be some classes at Bent! I am so excited about the Autumn Landscape Painting class!  Please message us if you would like to join the email list to get new classes sent right to you!

During our Sunset Landscape Painting Class at Bent of the River… we discovered this beautiful secret door! Everyone painted it!!!!

In September lots of these paintings will be on display at Bent of the River for a whole month! You can actually see it on display during Bent Fest on September 20th!

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Happy Sunday

 

 

 

 

There is still time to create a diorama for our contest!!!!

Please drop off finished Dioramas by 6 PM on Friday! Our Party will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday. We will have refreshments as well as handmade award ribbons in several categories!

Donations are going to The Kitty Connection in Woodbury to help to save cats and kitties and to find them good homes!!!

Here are some photos from our Book Making Artist Demo. Book Binding is so much fun! We are in the process of planning a series of Hardcover Book Binding Workshops with Dennis and Krissy!

Here are some of the classes and workshops we are offering in September! Sign up now to hold a spaces!!!

On Wednesdays:

 

Little Kids Art (Ages 2 to 5)

2:00 to 2:45 PM. Children ages 2- 5 will have fun with bubble art, nature sculptures and so much more. Young children get hands on. With lots of fun mediums and new things to try!

 

September 12,19,26

Taught by Kate Gorham

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $5 Supply fee)

 

 

Kids sewing (ages 8 and up)

5:00 – 6:00 PM.  Learn basics for sewing that will last a lifetime. Children will have fun learning how to hand sew. Make different projects include…sewing button designs, hand sewing a wall hanging and making a new shirt out of old ones. A three-part class. Bring an old t-shirt to up cycle)

 

September 12,19,26

 

Taught by Kate Gorham

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $5 Supply fee)

 

 

 

On Thursdays:

 

Open Painting (all Ages)

12:00 to 5:00 PM Relax in our workshop area and create a masterpiece. We provide a small canvas and paint supplies. Create anything you want or look at out ever growing picture collection to find inspiration. Please wear old clothes or a smock.

All Thursdays in September

Cost is $10 per canvas

 

Art Class for Adults

Painting Classes (Adults)

7:00 PM Put the kids to bed and get out of the house. Come hangout with friends and learn how to paint. Paint at your own speed and have fun. Focus will be on creating a sketch, practice mixing colors, and learn how to make things look more realistic and having fun! We will begin with a still life and move on from there. BYOB!!!! Adults only Please. Non competitive- you do not need experience.

 

September 13, 20, 27

Taught by Kate Gorham

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $10 Supply fee)

 

 

 

On Fridays:

 

Image Transferring(kids ages 6 to 12)

4:30 to 5:15 PM.  Learn fun ways to transfer printed image! During this three-session class we will learn some fun transfer techniques. First we will create a gel medium transfer and next we will transfer old animal drawings using wintergreen oil, then finally we will create a beautiful piece of artwork by transferring a drawing we make ourselves. (Gel medium, wintergreen oil, and acrylic paint will be used. Please wear old clothes or a smock)

 

Image Transferring (Teenagers to Adult)

5:30 to 6:15 PM.

Learn fun ways to transfer printed image! During this three-session class we will learn some fun transfer techniques. First we will create a gel medium transfer and next we will transfer old animal drawings using wintergreen oil, then finally we will create a beautiful piece of artwork by transferring a photo you took yourself onto a canvas (Gel medium, wintergreen oil, and acrylic paint will be used. Please wear old clothes or a smock)

September 14,21,28

Taught by Kate Gorham

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $10 Supply fee)

 

 

A 50% deposit is now required to hold a space. Please sign up early these classes fill up quickly!!!

The Art Show

Here are pictures from our final Mini Summer Camp…. ART SHOW CAMP!!!!

We had a blast.

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Stop by The Golden Button tomorrow to get some great new items at the shop!!!!

 

Art Show, Diorama Contest and Other Fun Things.

 

 

 

 

We have the very best customers at The Golden Button!!!! This was brought over today!!!!

Isn’t it the most beautiful flower?

ALSO…

Today is our Art Show at 6:00 PM. The last day of our Mini Summer Camps! It has been wonderful!!!!! Really wonderful. Thank you to everyone who participated!

AND…

Next Friday you can drop off your Dioramas for our Diorama Contest. Then Next Saturday at 1:00 PM we will be having a Diorama Party!!!! To give Awards and eat treats!

All ages are welcome to join.

Check out our upcoming classes!!! They are filling up quickly!

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Art Show Camp

Here at The Golden Button we are celebrating the last week of Mini Summer Camps with an Art Show!!!!

 

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The children planned and designed their own invitations and created some beautiful watercolor mixed medium pieces.

We have soooooo much going on in the next few months… So keep stopping by to see our new handmade items, keep your eye out for workshops and classes for you and your children and keep checking in for new and exciting events!!!

Just a few to keep in mind…

August 24th at 6:00 PM is our Art Show

September 1st at 1:00 PM is our Diorama Contest Award Party

September 15th is a big Festival in South Britain… The Apple Festival!!! We will be having a tent sale outside!!!

September 22nd the store will be open but we will also have a booth at the 8th Annual Fall Fine Arts Festival on the Green in Southbury.

New Needle Felting Workshops have been announced!!!!

Fiber Arts Workshops

 

Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals. Learn how to create beautiful  sculptures out of wool. Cost is $35. Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam!!! (ages teen to adult)

 

Sunday, September 23:  Bats

Sunday, October 14: Witches

Sunday, November 11: Turkeys

Sunday, December 16: Old Fashion Santas

 

A 50% deposit is now required to hold a space. Please sign up early these classes fill up quickly!!!

This Week…

This week….is the last week of Mini Summer Camp…

  • Art Show Camp starts tomorrow..There is one space left! Email me if you would like your child to join. goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com.

The Voices will be coming on Friday to take pictures for the paper!!!
5-6 PM Tuesday- Friday (Art Show at 6 PM on Friday)

 

 

  • We are also having Open Painting this Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 PM!!!

  • Saturday is our last Artist Demo…

 At 1:00 PM  Bradleigh Huzinga will do a card making Demonstration

 At 3:00 PM Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar will have a book binding class: Learn to make a Slab Binding  (Teenage to adults)(cost is $30 plus $5 supply fee!) (Please call ahead to sign up for this event . Space is limited and it is very fun!!! these make wonderful gifts!!! Never buy a sketchbook again!)

Hope to see you soon! Come support local artists!!! Bring children to watch and learn… Call if you have any question!

You may also sign up now for some great classes in September….click here
They are filling up fast!

In August!!!

Artist Demonstrations to sign up for…..

August 11th at 1:00 come visit Kate Gorham, of The Golden Button. Children (or anyone who want to make a felt creation) Sign up to make a mug of Milk and Cookies, Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows or Donuts!!! This is going to be fun!!!

Each kit costs $12!!!


Then at 3:00 PM there will be a painting demonstration by Kate Gorham and you may stop over to create a master piece! All ages welcome!!! $10 per canvas.

On Saturday, August 18th

At 1:00 PM Rose Garbein will demonstrate spinning techniques (Come meet Rose and see how to make your own yarn!!! It is fun and very interesting to watch. Ask questions and learn something fun!!) (FREE)

3:00 PM Rachel Gerowe will teach you how to Needle Felt. (Adults and Teenagers please) There is a suggested donation of $5 that will be donated to the Southbury Food Bank. (Rachel will teach you how to make a small insect) You can come even if you have done this before. It is for a great cause!!!

Saturday, August 25th

12:00 PM- Jessica  of the Small Things in Life Soap will be teaching children how tohand paint soaps. The cost is $10 per child. (This is very exciting for children to do. The decorative soap paint comes off the soap in the shower but it is still very fun to learn.)

 At 1:00 PM  Bradleigh Huzinga will do a card making Demonstration

 At 3:00 PM Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar will have a book binding class: Learn to make a Slab Binding  (Teenage to adults)(cost is $30 plus $5 supply fee!) (Please call ahead to sign up for this event . Space is limited and it is very fun!!! these make wonderful gifts!!! Never buy a sketchbook again!)

Hope to see you soon! Come support local artists!!! Bring children to watch and learn… Call if you have any question!

(203) 910-9948!!!

We have something fantastic happening every Saturday in August!!!