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!

 


Painting at Bent of the River!!

This is a photo of Bent of the River in Southbury! One of my absolute favorite places…. Join us to create a Autumn Landscape Painting!!!! We will be there this Sunday!!!!!

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Sundays, October 5th: 2-4 PM $34 per class
Saturday, October 11th: 2-4 PM $34 per class
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Sunday, October 19th: 2-4 PM $34 per class

-Autumn Landscape Painting at Bent of the River
During Autumn in New England journey outside to see the colors begin to change. As the air gets crisp and everything turns…. join us to create some beautiful landscape paintings. Focus on colors and textures and the light on the trees. Beginners are welcome to create beautiful acrylic landscape paintings with Kate Gorham from The Golden Button!

Hope you can join us! Please contact us to sign up!

(203) 910-9948

or email: info@goldenbuttonshop.com

or sign up here….

Also…

Don’t forget

You can still sign up for Autumn Art for kids tonight from 5:30-6:30

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Guided Painting for Kids tonight from 7-8:45!

We are painting the Owl tonight!!!

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LOTS TO SHARE

Sunset Painters Art Show!!!

For the past few months we have had a Sunset Landscape Painting Class meeting at Bent of The River. Today we are hanging the show in the barn. You are invited to join us on September 17th at 7 PM for the Sunset Painters opening, or you can see it during Bent Fest on September 20th or anytime during this month when you are visiting Bent of the River in Southbury, CT!

10625106_737353989665703_2480697936068358874_nIf you would like to join us for the next Landscape painting class at Bent of the River here is the new class info….

-Autumn Landscape Painting at Bent of the River

(Class meets at Bent of the River on East Flat Hill Rd. in Southbury)

 Wednesday, September 24th, October 1st, 8th and 15th

at about 5:45 PM to about 7:30 PM or till it starts to get dark!

During Autumn in New England journey outside to see the colors begin to change. As the air gets crisp and everything turns…. join us to create some beautiful landscape paintings. Focus on colors and textures and the light on the trees. Beginners are welcome to create beautiful acrylic landscape paintings with Kate Gorham from The Golden Button!

Cost is $80 plus $30 supply fee. Drop in for just one class $34 (includes supply fee)

 


 

We are getting ready for our Grand Opening at our new space in Woodbury, CT!

Friday, September 5th from 7-9 PM

-Paint and Cocktail Nights

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Night out with your friends! Create a guided painting with Artist Kate Gorham while you have a cocktail and some snacks! This class is only for adults please! BYOB

Relax have fun and bring a friend!

$45 per person covers all your supplies!

Bring a friend and get 2 for $70

Call ahead to save a space or two!!!!

 

Saturday, September 6th from 1-5

-Grand Opening Day!

Stop in and see the new space! Create some art to take home! Say hi, enter our drawing for a free class have a snack and check out the new workshop and party space! We can’t wait to see you!

Book your child’s Birthday party, a craft party, shower, or bachelorette and save 50% on your base rate when you book from now till September 6th! We will have a cooking demo from Eat. Play. Live…..’Sharon Moore Martovich who is a nutritionist and chef will join us and you can sign up for cooking classes too!

Can’t wait to see you!

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There are still spaces in these classes that begin this week……

-Hand Sewing (kids are welcome, keep in mind we are using needles!)

Thursdays from 4:30-5:30

September 4,11,18, and 25th

Learn basic hand sewing techniques, embroidery stitches, and how to apply vintage trim or appliqués. This is a great way to create something new from your old items!

Want to create a new up-cycled t-shirt or bag? Bring some old t-shirts, a hat, pillowcases, or a fabric bag to up-cycle! Your imagination is the limit! So much fun!

 

Cost is $65 plus $14 supply fee

 

Night Art Classes

Fridays from 5:30-6:30 PM

September 5,12,19th and 26th

 

Kids will create art based on the night! Some projects include painting night skies, creating starry wall hangings, creatures of the night art and other fun glowing things! This class is a great Friday night fun time! Wear old clothes! We might get messy!

 

Cost is $65 plus $14 supply fee

 

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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Watch this!


We have two new classes beginning today at Bent of the River!

One for Little Kids one for Adults!

*Little Kids Nature Art 

Who: Children of all ages and a parent, nanny, grandparent or special adult!

What: Little children have fun explore nature and creating art! All materials are safe and appropriate for little hands!

When: Mondays at 5 PM

July 28th and August 4th, 11th, and 18th

Where: Bent of The River

185 East Flat Hill Road

Southbury, CT

Contact: Kate from The Golden Button

(203) 910-9948

info@goldenbuttonshop.com

Cost: $65 plus $12 supply fee

*Sunset Landscape Paintings

Who: Anyone!

What: Sunset at Bent of the River is just breathtaking! Take advantage of the beautiful landscapes and sunlight and learn how to paint! You may just see an owl! Explore and learn how to create a beautiful landscape with acrylic paint. For all levels. Classes meet on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 ish PM. We will supply tabletop easels, canvas and painting supplies!

When: Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

July 28th and August 4th, 11th and 18th

Where: Bent of The River

185 East Flat Hill Road

Southbury, CT

Contact: Kate from The Golden Button

(203) 910-9948

info@goldenbuttonshop.com

Cost: $80 plus $30 supply fee

At Bent of the River

Here are some photos from classes at Bent of the River this week!

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Lots of fun!!! Here are some new classes for you to sign up for!

Bent of the River July/ August Please keep in mind: Bent of the river is a beautiful natural place! Please wear comfortable shoes, bug spray, bring a drink and dress comfortably! We will normally meet outdoors but if it is raining we may cancel or meet in the barn! Check with Kate from the Golden Button if you are not sure if class is cancelled due to weather. We have special permission to drive into Bent of the River up to the barn. Please park in the upper parking lot. Thank you!

-Little Kids Nature Art Who: Children of all ages and a parent, nanny, grandparent or special adult! What: Little children have fun explore nature and creating art! All materials are safe and appropriate for little hands! When: Mondays at 5 PM July 21st, 28th and August 4th, and 11th . Where: Bent of The River 185 East Flat Hill Road Southbury, CT Contact: Kate from The Golden Button (203) 910-9948 info@goldenbuttonshop.com Cost: $65 plus $12 supply fee

-Sunset Landscape Paintings Who: Anyone! What: Sunset at Bent of the River is just breathtaking! Take advantage of the beautiful landscapes and sunlight and learn how to paint! You may just see an owl! Explore and learn how to create a beautiful landscape with acrylic paint. For all levels. Classes meet on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 ish PM. We will supply tabletop easels, canvas and painting supplies! When: Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM July 28th and August 4th, 11th and 18th Where: Bent of The River 185 East Flat Hill Road Southbury, CT Contact: Kate from The Golden Button (203) 910-9948 info@goldenbuttonshop.com Cost: $80 plus $30 supply fee

Week 1: July 29th to August 1st

-Sewing by Hand (July 29th-August 1st) Who: Children age 7 and up What: Hand sewing, Embroidery and more! Learn to create fun and personal items, Learn special stitches and hot to apply them! Bring a old piece of clothing and turn it into something new!!! When: 4:30-5:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River 185 East Flat Hill Road Southbury, CT Contact: Kate from The Golden Button (203) 910-9948 info@goldenbuttonshop.com Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

-Painting (July 29th-August 1st) Who: Children who like paint! What: Enjoy painting? Explore paint on all different surfaces! Try something new and take home fun projects! Wear old clothes or a smock! When: 5:30-6:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River 185 East Flat Hill Road Southbury, CT Contact: Kate from The Golden Button (203) 910-9948 info@goldenbuttonshop.com Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

Week 2: August 5th-8th

-Nature Art (August 5th-8th) Who: Children who like nature! What: Explore nature, Learn about great artists who create art in nature! Then make some cool nature inspired art! When: 4:30-5:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River 185 East Flat Hill Road Southbury, CT Contact: Kate from The Golden Button (203) 910-9948 info@goldenbuttonshop.com Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

-Recycled Art (August 5th-8th) Who: Children who like paint! What: Lets Make mixed Media art using all sorts of recycled items; Old Jewelry, picture frames, found objects… Create art and save the planet! When: 5:30-6:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River 185 East Flat Hill Road Southbury, CT Contact: Kate from The Golden Button (203) 910-9948 info@goldenbuttonshop.com Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

Week 3: August 12-August 15th

-Shark Week! (August 12th-15th) Who: Children who love Sharks! What: We love sharks! Create Shark inspired sculptures, Art and Paintings! Learn and have fun! When: 4:30-5:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

-Sewing! (August 12th-15th) Who: Children 7 and up What: Create fun projects and learn to sew! This is great for advanced beginners too! Learn or practice your stitches and create some very cool hand sewn projects! Create fun Felt projects to take home! When: 5:30-6:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

Week 4: August 19th to August 25th

-Insects and Birds (August 19th-25th) Who: Children who love nature! What: Look for insects and birds at Bent of the River! There are so many!!! Then create fun insect or bird inspired art! Sculpt, draw and paint!!! When: 4:30-5:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

-Landscapes (August 19th-25th) Who: Anyone who likes landscapes or art or nature! What: Wander around Bent of the river and make beautiful landscape artwork! Try new mediums! Wear old clothes or a smock! Its so beautiful and there is so much to look at! Create beautiful paintings and drawing to take home! When: 5:30-6:15 PM TUESDAY-Friday Where: Bent of The River Cost: $50 plus $15 supply fee

Cute Stuff!

There are still a few spaces in Wednesdays Kids Nature Class at Bent of the River in Southbury! Let us know if you would like to join! It will be super fun!

Here are some flyers from the teen and pre teen classes I am teaching at the Woodbury Library next month!!! I can’t wait! We are painting while we look at real desserts! Then maybe if your good you can eat some! No promises! 🙂 paint%20dessert1 paint%20dessert3

Here are a few photos from a really great Pet Portrait Party last week. It was so beautiful out we got to sit outside to paint. What is better than that?

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