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!!!

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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!!!

The Golden Button

Today was our first Artist Demo….

   

It was little like a knitting/ Crocheting bee. We had a great time!!!

Upcoming Artist Demos…

Saturday, August 11th:

At 1:00 PM Kate Gorham will be demonstrating how to create felt food! Come and learn how to make felt food and get a kit for $12. (children 8 and up) Hand Sewing with needles… (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

 

At 3:00 PM Kate Gorham Owner of The Golden Button will be demonstrating painting then for $10 you may create a masterpiece of your own to take home! All Ages welcome

 

On Saturday, August 18th

At 1:00 PM Rose Garbein will demonstrate spinning techniques


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.

Spaces still available!!!!

Last call for Needle Felting: Dogs tomorrow at 2 PM email me if you want to come!!!
(goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com)
Last call for I Love Jewelry- Mini Summer Camp begins on Tuesday at 11:00 AM!!!

Week five- I Love Jewelry Camp

August 7-10th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 4 and up)
If your child loves jewelry and building things this is a great series for them. Your child will create simple jewelry, a very cool jewelry stand with cups and saucers, a jewelry box and some polymer clay jewels.

Just added- Week five- Shark Week!!!! (Full)

August 7-10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (ages 4 1/2 and up)

Cost is $50 per child plus a $10 supply fee

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create a shark sculpture, Make a habitat for your shark, wear your bathing suit on Friday and get photographed “underwater with a shark”, make shark jewelry and learn about the coolest animal in the sea!!!

Thanks for supporting The Golden Button!!!
Make a diorama for our diorama contest!!!

We Like to Party!

Here at The Golden Button… We like to party!

Here is a wonderful celebration we had this weekend for Emily!!! Happy Birthday Emily!!!

 

    

  

 

Contact us for more information on Birthday Parties!

Also we would like to share this with you!!! Come by for a class or demonstration and bring a friend!!!

What is going on this week?

Week four: Diorama Camp begins tomorrow!!!

Wednesday and Thursday (1:00 to 3:30) is Open Painting Hours

($10 per canvas, open to all ages) Stop by! You don’t have to call ahead but you should wear a smock or old shirt!

Saturday at 1:00 Knitting and Crocheting Demonstrations! Local Yarn Sale and Alpaca prints!

 Sunday… Needle Felting: Dogs with Rachel Gerowe!

(cost is $35 save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam) Teenagers to Adults!

(I can just keep posting forever… but instead I will leave you with this… There are just a few spaces left in next weeks I Love Jewelry Mini Camp! Let us know if you would like to join!)

Thanks! Night!

Next Saturday….

Beginning next Saturday…. in August we are having some of our favorite artists in the shop doing demonstrations for you….

On Saturday, August 4th

1:00 PM Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham will be demonstrating crocheting.

Eileen Warner and Ann Deduck of Alpaca Hill Farms in Seymour will show off their knitting skills.  Sale on Local yarn and Alpaca prints by local photographer Pauly Occhialini. (Stop by to say hello and meet the artists)

Saturday, August 11th:

At 1:00 PM Kate Gorham will be demonstrating how to create felt food! Come and learn how to make felt food and get a kit for $12. (children 8 and up) Hand Sewing with needles… (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

At 3:00 PM Kate Gorham Owner of The Golden Button will be demonstrating painting then for $10 you may create a masterpiece of your own to take home! All Ages welcome

Making Some Books!!!

Today we were so lucky to have Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar come to the shop and do some Book Making! My husband and I were very lucky to get to participate in the workshop!!!

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We are offering another Book Making Workshop on August 25th At 3:00 PM Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar will have a book binding class: Learn to make a Stab Binding (teenagers and  adults please)(cost is $30 plus $5 supply fee!) (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

New Locally Made Items At The Golden Button

As always we have a lot going on at The Golden Button…. Tomorrow we have a Sketch Book Making class at 1:00 PM. It is also our final Christmas in July Sale.

We now carry beautiful photographs by local photographer… Pauly Occhialini….

We are also have these awesome Aluminum Can Airplanes by Chuck Argo ……

  • Next Week is Week 4 of our Mini Summer Camp… Most camps are totally full but there are a few spots left in I Love Jewelry and there is one space left in Art Show Camp.

Check here to find out more.

  • Open Painting Hours next Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:30 PM!!!!
  • August 5th is our Needle Felting : Dogs Workshop.

Learn how to sculpt a dog out of wool using special barbed needles. (cost is $35 save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

  • August is our Artist Demo Month. Each Saturday We will be having great artist Demonstrations as well as some classes and Workshops…

The Golden Button specializes in local handmade gift items, arts and crafts. On Saturdays, in the month of August, local artists and craftsmen, who sell their items at The Golden Button, will be putting on demonstrations and workshops to showcase their talents. Everyone is invited to stop by, watch, learn and try something different! Meet some very talented people and learn something new! There may even be treats and a giveaway!!!

On Saturday, August 4th

1:00 PM Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham will be demonstrating crocheting.

Eileen Warner and Ann Deduck of Alpaca Hill Farms in Seymour will show off their knitting skills.  Sale on Local yarn and Alpaca prints. (Stop by to say hello and meet the artists)

Saturday, August 11th:

At 1:00 PM Kate Gorham will be demonstrating how to create felt food! Come and learn how to make felt food and get a kit for $12. (children 8 and up) Hand Sewing with needles… (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

At 3:00 PM Kate Gorham Owner of The Golden Button will be demonstrating painting then for $10 you may create a masterpiece of your own to take home! All Ages welcome

On Saturday, August 18th

At 1:00 PM Rose Garbein will demonstrate spinning techniques

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.

Saturday, August 25th

12:00 PM- Jessica  of the Small Things Soap will be teaching children how to hand paint soaps. The cost is $10 per child.

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  (ages 8 and up to adults)(cost is $30 plus $5 supply fee!) ((Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

Email us at goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com. We have changed our hours. The Golden Button is now open from 11:00 Am to 6:00 Pm Tuesday through Saturday. Come visit.

Mini Summer Camps and Birthday Parties

 Week Three of Mini Summer Camp- ART CAMP Begins tomorrow!!!!

We are having a great time at The Golden Button! Thank you to all the families who have participated in the Mini Summer Camps!!!

Mini Summer Camps this year are almost totally full!!! Please sign up if you are interested in being involved in one of these great weeks!

There are still spaces in the below Summer Camps…

Week five- I Love Jewelry Camp

August 7-10th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 4 and up)
If your child loves jewelry and building things this is a great series for them. Your child will create simple jewelry, a very cool jewelry stand with cups and saucers, a jewelry box and some polymer clay jewels.

Just added- Week five- Shark Week!!!!

August 7-10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (ages 4 1/2 and up)

Cost is $50 per child plus a $10 supply fee (10% sibling discount on class fee but the $10 supply fee still applies)

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create a shark sculpture, Make a habitat for your shark, wear your bathing suit on Friday and get photographed “underwater with a shark”, make shark jewelry and learn about the coolest animal in the sea!!!

Week six- Fabric Design Camp (updated 7/24: This is Full)

August 14-17th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Play with fabric this week…try a new way to tye-dye, make freezer paper prints, print textiles or experiment with different fabric markers. Learn all different techniques. Design a tote bag and up-cycle an old t-shirt from home!

Week seven – Art Show Camp (Almost Full)

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! The children may invite grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles or anyone they like!!!

Stop by the shop…call or email to hold a space.

(203) 910-9948

goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com

On Saturdays in August we are having Artist Demos… Keep your eyes out for some great demos and workshops we are offering!!!
Don’t forget The Golden Button hosts birthday and arts and crafts parties!!!!
Here are some of the cupcake favors we offer!
Call or email for more information.  Arts and Craft Parties for children 4 and up. For up to 12 or 13 children or adults.
pss….We will be offering Christmas Ornament Decorating Parties in December too!!!

New Portrait Art Class and A Finished Bead!

Portrait Art

The girls worked on some Self Portraits!!!

    

    

Then they tried out some charcoal!

Here are Jen’s beads she made at the Glass Bead Making Class last Sunday! Aren’t they lovely!

This is Jen…

Thanks again to Lavender Dawn!!!

(Hey let me know if you would like to be part of another Glass Demonstration)