This Week!!!

Hey a little reminder… Here are a few events happening this week at Bent of the River!!!

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-Landscape Painting: Join us on Thursday Night from 6-7:30 PM (teens and adults) August 20. 27th and September 3rd. Come for the next three Cost is $60 plus $24 for supplies) or come to one class for $30

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-Parent/ Child Paint Night at Bent of the River!

Friday, August 21st from 6-8 PM
Join us at the Bent Barn to create a very cool painting of your favorite local animals or birds! We will use Acrylic paint so wear your old clothes and remind your favorite little person to do the same!!!!
 Cost is $60 a pair (one adult and one child!) $75 for a pair and an extra child! Cost includes supplies and snacks! (Everyone gets their own canvas!) Please meet in the Bent Barn. 
(Please contact The Golden Button to register)

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-Kids Landscape Painting Day! (Ages 7 & up)

Saturday, August 22nd from 2-4PM
Meet us at the Bent Barn. We will be going on a little adventure to create a beautiful landscape painting or two. Children will be using acrylic paint and may be sitting on the ground so wear your old clothes and bring a mat or a blanket to sit on if the ground is wet! Cost is $25 plus a $12 supply fee. (Bring a friend and you both save $5!!!!)


Plus don’t forget to sign up for Needle Felting Otters or Hedgehogs!!!

*Needle Felting Hedgehogs or Otters

Wednesday, August 26th: 7:00 PM to 9:30PM

Join us at the Golden Button on Wednesday, August 26th at 7 PM to create 3-D Hedgehogs or otter sculptures. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable. In this class students will create a 3 dimensional felted hedgehogs or otters! You will have enough materials to make another one!!!

Cost: $40 (Save $5 by bringing your own needles and foam)

To register call Kate at the Golden Button at 203-910-9948 or email us at info@goldenbuttonshop.com

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As Promised…. Septembers Schedule is Ready!!!

Hello everyone!!! Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!!!! Getting ready for back to school! AHHHHHHH.Here at The Golden Button we are getting everything in tip top shape for lots of fun new classes, adventures, and special events!

Please email us at info@goldenbuttonshop.com, call (203) 910-9948 or message us on Facebook to register for a class!!!! Please sign up ahead of time space is limited 🙂


Mondays……

-Portrait Class at The Golden Button

Monday’s in September (14, 21, 28 and October 5th) from 11:00 AM to noon

Create beautiful paintings and drawings while focusing on portraiture.  Each week we will work with different mediums to create sketches and practice before creating a finished piece of art. We will work from both real life as well as from photographs. You do not need previous experience to join!

This class is open to adults and senior citizens.

Cost is $75 plus $25 supply fee (covers all 4 classes)

-Kids Painting (Ages 7 and up) at Bent of the River in Southbury

Mondays in September: 14, 21, and 28th from 4:30- 5:30 PM

Kids will create landscape paintings at Bent of the River. We will explore and find a new place to paint each week! Meet us at the Bent Barn. We will be going on a little adventure to create a beautiful landscape painting or two. Children will be using acrylic paint and may be sitting on the ground so wear your old clothes and bring a mat or a blanket to sit on if the ground is wet!

Cost is $55 plus $20 supply fee. (Covers 3 classes) (register with The Golden Button)

 

-Evening Landscape Painting at Bent of the River in Southbury

Monday evenings in September: 14, 21, and 28th from 6:00-7:30 PM

Join us to create landscape paintings at Bent of the River!!! We will focus on colors, textures and lighting. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t know how to paint! Please register for Landscape Painting with Kate Gorham from The Golden Button!

Cost is $55 plus $20 supply fee. (Covers 3 classes) We will meet at the barn. (Register with The Golden Button)


Tuesdays…

-Little Kids Art

Tuesdays in September: 8, 15, and 29th at 11:00 AM

Little kids explore art with safe non toxic age appropriate materials!!! (Classes typically last about 45 minutes!) All ages are welcome. We encourage parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies to participate too!!!!) So much fun! Work with colors and textures! Great for preschool age children, toddlers and more.

Cost is $55 plus a $20 supply fee

-Art Exploration

Tuesdays in September: 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 1:00-2:30 PM

Explore the great artists and create artwork in their style!!!! During each class we will look at and discuss a new artist! Then we will create art based on their technique or style. Classes meet for 1.5 hours are wonderful for homeschoolers looking to learn more! Ages 6 and up please!

Cost is $75 plus $25 supply fee

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Lots of Sewing

Tuesdays in September 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 4:00-6:00 PM

Children will learn (or continue to learn) how to use their sewing machines and how to create new and fun items! Get ready for Fall and create an awesome fall blanket! We will also work on some hand sewing and add special embroidered touches to our blankets!

Please bring your sewing machine or you can rent one of ours for $10 a class.

Cost is $100 plus a $40 supply fee


Wednesdays….

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Sewing Exploration!

Wednesdays in September 9, 16, 23, and 30th class meets from 12:30 to 2:30

Learn how to use your sewing machine and create things! We will create wonderful sewing projects based on the children’s interest. Create a quilt or a tote back with hand sewing and machine sewing! Children will have a sewing notebook to collect ideas and inspirations then bring these projects to life! Please bring your sewing machine or you can rent one of ours for $10 a class. (for homeschoolers)

Cost is $100 plus a $40 supply fee

-Drawing and Painting

Wednesdays in September 9, 16, 23, and 30th class meets from 6:00 PM to 7:00PM

In this class we will focus on drawing and painting. Children will create art from still lives, models, photos and more. We will focus on our technique as well as how to be more positive on the outcome of finished artwork. Supplies include paint, charcoal, colored pencils, and ink. On nice days we may go outside for a little landscape drawing. Children will work at their own pace!

Each Child will receive a sketchbook to take home and carry with them!!! (Kids ages 7 to 12) Cost is $65 plus a $20 supply fee.


Fridays…

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-Little Kids Art

Fridays in September: 11, 18, 25th and October 2nd at 1PM

Little kids explore art with safe non toxic age appropriate materials!!! (Classes typically last about 45 minutes!) All ages are welcome. We encourage parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies to participate too!!!!) So much fun! Work with colors and textures! Great for preschool age children, toddlers and more.

Cost is $55 plus a $20 supply fee

Afterschool Art: Fiber Art for Kids

Fridays in September: 11, 18, 25th and October 2nd from 4:00- 5:00 PM

Fiber Art! Learn about different kinds of wool, feel the difference between alpaca and sheep wool then learn how to dye it. Children will use nontoxic (child safe dye) to color dye wool. Children will use their vibrant colored wool to create art. Embroider drawings or designs on wool felt, weave a wall hanging, and make a felt pumpkin or apple sculpture for the fall.

Cost is $65 plus $24 supply fee.

Friday Night Art: Cookie Cutter Art

Fridays in September: 11, 18, 25th and October 2nd from 5:30-6:30 PM

Create awesome 3-d sculptures with cookie cutters and clay. (I’m serious!) Using several types of clay and a huge selection of cookie cutters we can create zoos, farms, animals in the wild, trucks, dioramas and soooo much more. Roll, cut, paint them as detailed as you please then install them into new worlds, FANCY backgrounds and hanging mobiles! So much fun!!!!!

Cost is $65 plus $25 supply fee

(Sign up for both Friday classes and feel free to bring a drink and snack and hangout between classes 🙂


Special Events

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September 11th: Kids Night Out: Fairytale Night

Friday, September 11th from 7:00 to 9:00

Drop off the kids for Fairytale Night! Create awesome artwork from your favorite fairytale! Make a giant beanstalk sculpture or a tiny 3-d fairytale town, make a “candy house” in the forest, build a castle with wooden pieces then paint it metallic gold! Lots of fun things to use and create and we may even read a few fairytales! Lots of fairytale inspired magical fun!

Ages 4 and up please! cost is $35 or $50 for two children!

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September 18th: Adult Paint Night

Friday, September 18th from 7-9 PM.

Join us to create a guided painting! Miss Kate will take you step by step through a summer inspired painting! Snacks will be served (BYOB) $45 each or $70 for you and a friend!!! (You do not need to know how to paint!)

September 25th: Parent/ Child Paint Night

Friday, September 25th from 7-9 PM

Join us at The Golden Button to create a very cool painting of an Elephant! We will use Acrylic paint so wear your old clothes and remind your favorite little person to do the same!!!!
 Cost is $55 a pair (one adult and one child!) $75 for a pair and an extra child! Cost includes supplies and snacks! (Everyone gets their own canvas!) .
(Please contact The Golden Button to register)

October 2: Family Paint Night: Autumn Tree Painting

Friday, October 2nd from 7-9 PM

Work together to create a Family Tree! Each family will get to pick one large canvas, or two medium canvases! We will create a beautiful Autumn tree painting with acrylic paint! Cost is $55 for up to 4 family members!

 


NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS FOR JULY AND AUGUST!!!

Join us on Monday for our Under The Sea: Summer Arts Program

  • Under The Sea: 4:00 -5:00 PM

Week Two: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2

Lets celebrate the ocean and all its wonderful creatures and maybe mermaids too.

(All Ages)


Here are some new classes you might be interested in….

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Sewing Machine Class for You and Your Child!

Tuesday Nights from Time: 6:00-7:00 PM 

July 14, 21, and 28th

Join us at The Golden Button to learn your way around your sewing machine! While many children are now interested in learning how to use a sewing machines….more often than not, their parents do not know anything about sewing! This class is meant for parents and their children! Bring your child, one machine and one manual and learn the basics! Learn how to thread your machine, fill your bobbin, change broken needles, which needles to use for which fabric and work together with your child to create something fun for you and your child! Basic beginner projects and materials will be supplied!

Cost is $75 plus $20 (covers one adult and one child and all their supplies!)

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Drawing and Painting

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM

July 8, 15, 22, 29th

In this class we will focus on drawing and painting. Children will create art from still lives, models, photos and more. We will focus on our technique as well as how to be more positive on the outcome of finished artwork. Supplies include paint, charcoal, colored pencils, and ink. On nice days we may go outside for a little landscape drawing. Children will work at their own pace!

Each Child will receive a sketchbook to take home and carry with them!!! (Kids ages 7 to 12)

Cost is $65 plus a $20 supply fee.

Drawing and Painting More

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM

August 5, 12, 19, and 26th

In this class we will focus on drawing and painting. Children will create art from still lives, models, photos and more. We will focus on our technique as well as how to be more positive on the outcome of finished artwork. Supplies include paint, charcoal, colored pencils, and ink. On nice days we may go outside for a little landscape drawing. Children will work at their own pace!

Each child will receive a sketchbook to take home and carry with them!!! (Kids ages 7 to 12)

Cost is $65 plus a $20 supply fee.

There will be different projects than in July’s class but our focus will remain the same!

Kids Advanced Beginner Sewing Machine Classes:

Fridays from 1:00 -3:00 PM (2 hours!)

July 17, 24, and 31st

This class is for kids who have some experience with sewing machines. Join us at The Golden Button for this extended Sewing program. Kids will learn how to read sewing patterns and how to create finished clothing items. Focus on how and what materials to pick for your projects! How to read patterns and assemble garments.

Pattern choices will be given to you before the class begins. Each child will pick their own pattern.

Space in this class is extremely limited! You must register to participate in this class.

Cost is $115 (We supply your fabric and sewing pattern! Please bring your own Sewing Machine, manual, and you may bring your sewing kit… including your fabric scissors, pins, extra needles, button foot, zipper foot, seam ripper and other attachments for your machine.)


Special Events:

Family Paint Night: Sweet Treats!

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July 17th from 7-9PM

Join us for a night of treats! Create a large painting inspired by summer treats! Create a giant milkshake painting with a straw or a huge ice cream cone covered in rainbow sprinkles or even an oversized banana split with a cherry on top! This is an awesome night out for the family or a great pre slumber party event!

Up to 4 “family Members” can work on one large canvas ($55)

Or work on 2 smaller canvases ($55) Tracers are available if you would like to use them!

Some Icy treats will be served!

Kids Summer Paint Night!

Wednesday, July 15th 

From 6-8 PM

Drop the kids off and have a night off! Kids will create an awesome mixed media summer inspired painting! So much fun! Ages 5 and up.

Cost is $35 per child or 2 for $50 stay till 9 PM to create a awesome summer tshirt for $15 more! (Please let us know if your child is staying so we can have enough shirts!)

Adult Paint Night

Wednesday, July 29th from 7-9 PM.

Join us to create a guided painting! Miss Kate will take you step by step through a summer inspired painting! Snacks will be served (BYOB) $45 each or $70 for you and a friend!!! (You do not need to know how to paint!)

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Summer Arts Programs at The Golden Button

We hope you had a Happy Father’s Day! Join us this Friday Night for Kids Night Out!!!!

*Friday June 26th is Kids Night Out Summer Style! from 7-9 PM.
Drop the kids off and have a night out!!!! Start Summer off with a fun night out! Kids will create a summer night sculpture, a glow in the dark necklace and more!!!! (Ages 4 and up please!) COST IS $30 per child or 2 for $50!

(Please let us know if you would like to join these classes by calling (203) 910-9948 or messaging us here or email us at
info@ goldenbuttonshop.com )

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Here are some photos from this weeks Summer Arts Programs!

Sign up now for upcoming sessions!

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Next weeks classes are….

  • Art Supply Survival Kit: 1:00 -2:00 PM

Week Two: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2

Create all your own art supplies! You will make your very own art supply survival kit!

(Ages 4 and up)

  • Zombies and Other Scary Things: 2:30-3:30PM

Week Two: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2

Scary stuff! Zombies, monsters goblins and more!!!!

(Ages 7 and up… it is not that scary 🙂

  • Under The Sea: 4:00 -5:00 PM

Week Two: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2

Lets celebrate the ocean and all its wonderful creatures and maybe mermaids too.

(All Ages)

  • Sew It Up: 5:30-6:30 PM

Week Two: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2

Machine sewers!!!! Come on down! Lots of super awesome quick summer projects to create! Bring your own machine and manual! We have everything else!

(For children who have their own machines)

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Drop in Art, Summer Programs, and Paint Nights!

Today at The Golden Button…… Drop in Art

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Wednesday, June 17th: Drop in between 1- 5 PM

Friday, June 19th: Drop in between 1-6 PM

Saturday, June 20th: Drop in between 1-4 PM Different projects to pick from….

* Wise old Owl $20                                                                                                                        * Tea Cup for Teacher $15 each                                                                                        *Open Painting: Little canvases $10 each

*Make a End of the Year Teacher Box $10 each

*End of the Year Teacher Magnet $8 each

*Father’s Day Gift Beer Mug $15 each

*A Little Mixed Media Magnet (fish, shark or turtle magnet) $8 each

*Father’s Day Painting on a little canvas $10 each


We are beginning our Summer Arts Programs next week! You still have time to sign up!!! Each Summer Program has been discounted to $80.00 including all supplies!!!

Here are some Summer Arts Programs beginning next week! There is still time to sign up!!!! call (203)910-9948 or email us at info@goldenbuttonshop.com to sign up!

***Pretend Play Program: 1:00 -2:00 PM
Week One: 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25

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Children will create pretend worlds with paint and sculpture! Gnomes, Fairies, mermaids, dragons, other mythical creatures! Paint on cardboard to create pretend play items, Make a 3-d playset with creatures and so much more!

(Ages 5 and up)

****Design Workshop: 2:30- 3:30 PM
Week One: 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25

Hey aspiring clothing designers!!!! Lets create some clothing designs!!! Each day we will draw paint and illustrate designs from your imagination! Then pick your favorite and lets create a 3-d sculpture of it! We will use… fabric, paint, paper, cardboard and much more on a large “fashion model” form! (Hey! We promised our machine sewers….Please let us know…If you would like to bring your sewing machine. Kids can work a real clothing design! We will provide basic patterns to work off of!)

(Ages 7 and up)

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Here are photos from last weekends Paint Night at Woodlake!!!!!

We are planning our awesome Summer Night Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults now!!!

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Important Things…

Hello there!!!! So here are a few things to share…

1. May classes all begin this week… We still have a few spaces in Wednesday Little Kids Art Class… and Friday Night Art (Click on the May Schedule for more info!!)

2. Friday Night Mother/ Daughter Paint Night is FULL so… We have decided to make Saturday, May 9th Night 6-8 PM Open to Mothers and daughters too (We are painting the Eiffel tower/ puppy picture) Cost is $55 for mother/ daughter or $70 for one mom/ 2 kids… That covers all supplies and snacks too!!!! (Please let us know you are coming!)

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3. If you register for Summer Arts Programs before June 1st you get 15 % off each class!

4. You can pop in this week to make Mother’s Day Gifts!!! (Pick from 4 Projects!)
*Tuesday between 1 and 5:30 PM
*Thursday Between 3 and 5:30 PM
*Friday between 2 and 4 PM
*Saturday between 1 and 3 PM

*Mother’s Day Gift Making!

Call ahead or JUST DROP IN!!!! Choose from wonderful projects to make for your moms, step moms, grandmas, aunts and special women in your life!

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Here are a bunch of pictures I wanted to show you!!!! We take lots of pictures and don’t always get to share them with you!!!

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$6: Create a beautiful enamel and wood brooch for the one you love!

$12: 3-D painting on canvas or boards (with or without a quote)

$15: Paint a teacup you can really use! Pick up later)

$20: Giant mixed media Flower!!!

Come in and see samples and create projects!!!

Spring Break Art at The Golden Button!

SPRING BREAK ART!!!!
Call ahead or drop in to join us for Spring Break Art! Cost is $20 per child for an hour of Art!!! Make a painting, build a sculpture or Make a 3-D Flower! SOOOO Much fun! Lots of great supplies and projects to pick from! Other new classes beginning this week!!!

Visit our April Class Page… Visit our Summer Arts Program Page and visit our Event Page!!!!

Tuesday, April 7th: 11:00-12:00 PM or 1:00-2:00PM

Wednesday, April 8th: 11:00-12:00 PM (Little Kid Art)or 1:00-2:00PM

Thursday, April 9th : 11:00-12:00 PM or 1:00-2:00PM

Tuesday, April 14th: 11:00-12:00 PM or 1:00-2:00PM

Wednesday, April 15th: 11:00-12:00 PM (Little Kid Art) or 1:00-2:00PM

Thursday April 16th: 11:00-12:00 PM or 1:00-2:00PM

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Hello!!!!!!!!!

*Check out our Drop in Page to see the dates and times in March and April where you can pop in to make eggs, bunnies or spring art!

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*Adults!!!!  Join us this Friday, March 20th from 7-9 PM to create a guided bunny painting! BYOB!

Please call (203) 910-9948

or email us at Info@goldenbuttonshop.com to register

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Here is a Guided Fox Painting Party….

Jewelry Making at The Golden Button

Guess whats new….

Jewelry Classes with Lori Meehan at The Golden Button!!!

****Wrapped Wire Ring & Memory Wire Bracelet Class

Wed, March 25th at 6:30 PM

Cost: $36 person (will include wire, but not beads)

Level: Beginner + (age 12 & up)

Time: 60 – 90 Minutes

Supplies: Wire, Beads, Memory Wire

Tools: Flush Wire Cutters, Memory Wire Cutters, Chain Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Ring Mandrel, Mallet (Instructor will have tools for use in the class)

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with jewelry making, these wire rings and memory wire bracelets are fun to make and you’ll go home with completed projects. You’ll be able to make a ring and bracelet to match every outfit. You’ll learn how to use various jewelry making tools, the different types and sizes of wire and beads. No experience necessary.

Supply list will be provided upon request prior to the class or materials may be purchased from the instructor the day of the class. There will be various bead packets available for purchase – buy an extra one to work on at home.

You must register for this class! 🙂 Thank you! Please call (203) 910-9948, email info@goldenbuttonshop.com or message us here on Facebook to register!

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We are making our summer schedule now!!!!! It should be ready soon!!!!