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!!!

Some Things to Remember…

  • I hope everyone is working on their Dioramas for our contest! you have till August 31st!!!!!

Diorama Contest

  • Artist Demos: This Saturday stop by at 1:00 to see a Yarn Spinning Demonstration with Rose Garbien!!! (It’s free- come watch and learn how Rose spins the fiber from her sheep into yarn!!!) Then at 3:00 visit Rachel Gerowe to try out Needle Felting!!! (for teenagers and up! Please) ($5 suggested donation fee to go to the Southbury Food Bank!)
  • You may also hold spaces for Artist Demos on Saturday, August 25th
  • 12:00 PM- Jessica  of the Small Things in Life Soap will be teaching children how to hand 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.) Please sign up ahead of time!!

     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!

  • Then on Sunday The Golden Button will be in Waterbury at the Handmade market on Freight Street… Come down and visit!
  • Next week is the last week of Mini Summer Camps… Its Art Show week. There are still two spaces available. Sign up now!!!

Week seven – Art Show Camp

August 21-24th from 5:00-6:00 PM
Lets create some ART…. Collages, color block painting, permanent marker drawing and much more. Create lots of art then at the end of the last class we will have a Summer Art Show!

  • We also just posted our September classes and workshops! They are beginning the second week in September.  click here to see

 

HAVE  A GREAT DAY!

Jewelry, Sharks, Clay, Paint, Voting, and Dioramas

It is Week five of Mini Summer Camps. I Love Jewelry and Shark Week!!!!      

   

Making Jewelry boxes and polymer clay jewelry.

PSSSS…. Don’t forget to make a diorama for our Contest

vote for The Golden Button for the Readers Choice: Favorite Gift Shop in Southbury

and visit us to pick out some great one of a kind gifts!!!!

Watch out…. Its Shark Week at The Golden Button!!!!

Shark Week Pictures coming soon!!!

Open Painting this week…

Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM!!!!

cost is $10 per canvas.

All ages welcome!!!!

Saturday Artist Demos….

1:00 Sewing Felt Food. Ages 8 and up! $12 per kit!

Make a mug of milk & cookies or cocoa & marshmallows or a doughnut!!! (Call or email to hold a spot)

   

3:00 Painting Demonstration with Kate Gorham of The Golden Button

Come make a masterpiece $10 per canvas.

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!!!

Dogs and Cats

Today we had a small group for Needle Felting, but it was a great time!!!

   

    

    

 

Aren’t they so cute?

Hey, don’t forget to start making your dioramas for the Diorama Contest at the Golden Button at the end of this month. There is a suggested donation of $5 that will go to The Kitty Connection! They are a wonderful organization that saves baby kitties!!! You can donate without making a diorama, but dioramas are so much fun!!!

You may also sign up for next weekends felt food making class ($12) on Saturday at 1:00 and you can stop by at 3:00 to see a painting demonstration and to make a painting of your own! ($10)

A Diorama Contest!!!!

 

 

Announcing…

 

Visit The Kitty Connection to see where your donations are going!!! Visit the Happy Ending link to see all the happy kitties… Look for Dallas!!! We adopted him last year and we couldn’t love him more. Just so you know… They have baby kitties who need homes!!! It is a really great organization!!!!

We hope you would like to join us!!!

Drop your diorama off at The shop on August 31st

and on September 1st at 1:00 PM we will have a diorama party/ award ceremony!!!

(Share this with your friends.)

Suggested donation for entering the contest is $5.

Today was our last day of Diorama Camp!! We had a great time!!!

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Visit us tomorrow at 1:00 for our Knitting and Crocheting Demo with Eileen Warner, Ann Deduck, Eileen Gorham, and Kate Gorham.

Next week is I Love Jewelry Camp (still a few spaces available)

And Shark Week Camp!!! (Full)

Local Items, Alpacas and More!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to support local!!! Find special one of a kind items for yourselves and your loved ones at

The Golden Button!!!!

Here are some new handmade items at the shop…

Ladder Necklaces

 

    

We just got a new shipment from Akula Hope Design and These beautiful pieces made of Local (Westbrook Sea Glass) one of a kind pieces by Jen Klein!

 

These beautiful photo cards! Which incorporate GLITTER and photography! Love these!!!

Other important things to know are…

  1. This Saturday is our first Artist Demo! At 1:00 stop over and meet four local artists!!!!

Ann Deduck and Eileen Warner of Alpaca Hill Farm demonstrate knitting!!!

and Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham of The Golden Button demonstrate crocheting!!!!

There will be a sale on Local Yarn and these beautiful prints of Alpacas from Alpaca Hill Farm will be on SALE all day Saturday….including photos of their beautiful new baby, Angel!!!!

2. Keep voting and supporting The Golden Button!!!!

Click Here!!!!  

3. Sunday at 2:00 is Needle Felting: Dogs!!! With Rachel Gerowe !!!!

There are still spaces available!!!

 

 

 

4. We are finishing up Diorama Camp Tomorrow!!! We had Sooooooo much fun so…

I discussed it with the children and we decided to have a diorama competition… Complete with ribbon awards!!! So keep your eyes out for the information!!! This is going to be awesome!!!!

While you wait for more details… take a look at these photos from today!

   

   

    

5. Next week:

Artist Demo: Painting for all ages and making felt food for kids 8 and up!!!

Mini Summer Camps: Jewelry Mini Camp and Shark Week Mini Camp!!!!!