Diorama Contest

If you haven’t already… please vote for The Golden Button on the Simply Local CT’s Facebook page!!! We were nominated Favorite Gift Shop in CT!!! Voting Ends Monday at midnight!

Click here to VOTE!!!

Thank you for everyone who participated and contributed to the Fundraiser/ Diorama Contest.

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We awarded 11 beautiful handmade ribbons to our participants and we were able to raise some money for The Kitty Connection!!!

We had a great time!!!

This Tuesday we will begin our September Series of Classes and Workshops!

There are still spaces on Wednesdays:

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)

 

and spaces in Thursdays:

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)

We are also offering Open Painting 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

Diorama Contest, Kitties and Simply Local CT Poll

Tomorrow at 1:00 PM we will be having our Diorama Contest Party…Come by and visit!!!! Gluten free/ dairy free cupcakes are ready, handmade awards have been awarded and these beautiful little photos of our very special little judges are currently off to the printer…. They will be for sale tomorrow for $10!!! Money will be donated to The Kitty Connection!!! A very special organization that is very close to my heart ♥ (where I got my baby kitty Dallas) Photos by local photographer… Pauly Occhialini

photo by Pauly Occhialini
All three baby kitties visited the store to meet Jessica from The Kitty Connection and
Miss Avril from CAST awarding prizes. Pauly Occhialini snuggles the kittens.
And please don’t forget to go on Simply Local CT’s Facebook page
We have till MONDAY!!!!

Vote for us on Simply Local CT!!!

Click here and Vote for The Golden Button!!!

Simply Local CT is having a contest…. The Golden Button was nominated so vote for us PLEASE!!!

We asked and you answered – now it’s time to decide which CT gift shop is the best! The 3 who receive the most votes will be personally visited and reviewed and will be featured on the Simply Local CT website. Simply cast a vote for your favorite CT gift shop (To see all of the options, click “More Options”) and you’re all set! Voting will end at 12pm on Monday, September 10th.

Its really easy!!!!

Thanks guys!!! Also we have quite a few Dioramas ready for the Diorama Contest… Tomorrow at 1 PM here at The Golden Button!

This Weekend!

This is a very exciting weekend. When I close the store tonight I have to run over to Bethlehem Fairgrounds to drop off my Needle Felting submission….

Wish me luck.

Then tomorrow… It is the final day for Diorama drop offs!!!

Diorama Contest/ Fundraiser for The Kitty Connection

On Saturday at 1:00 come have a treat and see some beautiful Dioramas that have been created for our Diorama Contest!!!!  Hand Made ribbons will be awarded! You still have till Friday at 6:00 to drop off Dioramas!!!! All ages are welcome to join!!!

Ribbons will be awarded in six categories….

Including:

Most Creative

Most Realistic

Best Use of Materials

Here is one submission. We are hoping to raise some money for The Kitty Connection!!!

Come see us!!! There are still some spaces in the Sewing Class beginning next Week!!!

Visit our Calendar of Events Page for more info.

 

Diorama Contest!

Important news… The Golden Button will be accepting Dioramas till next Friday (September 7th) at 6PM. We have decided to postpone our fundraiser till next weekend on Saturday, September 8th at 1:00 PM so that more people can participate. I hope that this doesn’t cause too much conflict. Please consider joining us to help raise money for The Kitty Connection!!!

 

Next Saturday….Treats, punch and awards will be given!!!

To raise money for The Kitty Connection!

Also stop by to guess how many buttons are in our button jar!!!

And sign up for a class in September…(classes don’t begin till the week of September 11th) There are still spaces in our Sewing Class on Wednesdays,

there are still spots in Adult Art Classes on Thursday!! There are Image Transferring classes on Fridays.

And you can stop by on any Thursday in September for Open Painting Hours!!!!

Here are some photos from a private Image Transferring class…

Gel medium transfers…

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)

Needle Felting…
We are also offering Needle Felting Bats on Sunday, September 23rd from 2-4 PM!!!! Come make a spooky bat sculpture out of wool with Rachel Gerowe!!!  Cost is $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles!!!) Teenagers and adults please!!!
sign up now space is limited!!!

We are Nearly One Year Old!!!

Here at The Golden Button we are starting to plan some wonderful Autumn Events… One very special event we are planning is our

 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!

To celebrate we have a great calendar of events during September and October.

(Not to rush you through your year… but we get excited around here.)

So.

To get us going we would like to announce our

Spectacular Birthday Giveaway!!!!

There are two ways to win…

1. Click here and Share this on your Facebook page. (In a Public Post please or I can’t see it to count it)

(We would like to get 365 LIKES by the end of October) New Followers on Facebook will be counted towards the prize too.  You can SHARE more than once. We don’t mind. 🙂

2. The second way to be entered into our contest is to physically come into The Golden Button shop and guess How many buttons we have in our BUTTON JAR!!!!!!!!

Winners of wonderful prizes will be announced at the END of October!!!!

A few little reminders…

Drop off your Dioramas this Friday from 11-6 PM

Our Diorama Award Party is on Saturday at 1:00!!!!

also…

There are still spaces in September Classes and Workshops. Check our Calendar of Events Page to see more info!!!

September 15th we will be open a little early… There is a great festival in South Britain so come on by!!!!

I may even open on Sunday 16th for more fun!

Come visit us and see what new local handmade items we have!!!

Happy Wednesdays!

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!!!

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!

click here

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!