New Needle Felting Classes!


The Golden Button has changed to Summer Hours!!!

We are now open Tuesday – Saturday from 11-5 PM



Needle Felting: Giant Owl!!!!!

giant owl

I know you have all been waiting for this very special announcement….
Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals is going to teach us how to make Giant Owls!!!!
Create a giant owl sculpture with wool and special needles!

Wednesday, July 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
Cost is $45 (save $5 if you bring your own needles!)

You may finish your owl at home or come back on July 24th at 6:30 PM during our Felting Frenzy! (Bring your supplies and pay a small fee for instruction)

We will also be offering Needle Felting Goats on Sunday, July 14th from 1-3:30 PM. Cost is $35 (same $5 if you bring your own needles!)

and Needle Felting: Raccoons on Sunday, August 25th from 1-3:00 PM. Cost is $35 (same $5 if you bring your own needles!)

Cal:l (203) 910-9948, email: or stop by to save a space! Space is very limited!


Classes and Workshops

The Golden Button will be closed on April 27th… We will be at The Earth Day Celebration at Hollow Park in Woodbury and then we will be closed April 28th till we reopen on May 8th! So stop in tomorrow for last minute items!

(If you would like to sign up for a class during this time…. feel free to call and leave a message or email us at We will  have very limited phone and email access…but we will be sure to respond  in a timely manner!)

Art Enrichment

I am currently teaching art enrichment at a local school! Here are some photos of the artwork the children are creating! The trees and branches were drawn with sticks and paint!










Girl Scouts: One Point Perspective



Girl scouts had a special drawing class this week at The Golden Button. The focus was on perspective and shading. These drawings were created using a vanishing point on the horizon line. The girls used pencils, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, watercolors and focused on shadows and blending.














Commissions for The Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner we are beginning to think about the perfect, handmade, one- of -a-kind gifts for the people in our lives…

Kate Gorham, a local, award winning painter and illustrator, will be offering custom paintings.

Have a custom piece of artwork created for you based on a photo of your choice. Kate will paint anything you like….Portraits, Pets, Cars, animals, birds, you name it! We are offering a limited number of commissions before the holidays! Please give us 2 weeks to complete your custom painting.

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Your painting will be made with high quality Acrylic Paints on canvas available in several sizes. Your painting will be varnished when dry. Please select your size at time of order.

Small Paintings (4×4, 6×6, and other similarly sized canvases will be created or $65.00)

Medium Paintings (10x 10 -12×12 to 11x 14 will run $120)

Larger Paintings (18×18, 20x 20 and similar sizes will cost $175)

Extra large paintings and odd shaped canvases can also be created. Please contact us for additional pricing.

50% deposit is needed at time of order. You may pay the remainder of the balance when your painting is picked up.

Please email us at, stop in or call (203) 910-9948 to order your painting. You may email or drop off a photo for approval. Please send a clear photo.


Find your Animal Spirit…

Here is a little quiz you can try to see what animals are your Life Long Animal Totems…

  • When you were a child, what animal did you collect or obsess over that you are still attracted to today?
  • Of all animals if you could have any animal as a pet or companion what would it be?
  • When going to the zoo, which animal do you spend the most time with or are drawn to?
  • If you could be any animal what animal would it be?
  • What animal is in your dreams that you have had since childhood?
  • What animal are you afraid of that you have no idea why you are afraid of it?
  • Of all animals what animals are you most attracted to?
  • When you are out in nature, do you often seem to run into the same animal?
  • What animal have you bumped into over and over throughout your life?
  • What animal have you watched for hours?
  • Does art work or jewelry with a certain animal always attract you?

Which ever animals show up the most are your totems.
Then you can come make your animal totem charm today till 5 PM at The Golden Button.

A Narwal Whale, A Deer, A Crocodile, and a Sheep
(Very unfortunately mine is most likely a snake.)
Here is a photo of my little love Chase… Grabbing and squeezing a Boa Constrictor….
If you can’t stop over today you can come paint a wooden Pumpkin cut out tomorrow between 1 and 5 PM for $5. All ages are welcome!!! Wear a old shirt!
Look out for our Holiday Hours coming soon….
We will be open again on Sundays in November and December! from 12-5PM

Spooky Drawing Class Changed to Mondays!!!!

We had to do a little re-arranging of our October Class Schedule…
  • How to Draw Spooky Things…(ages 5 and up) (Day and Time Changed!!!!)

Mondays at 4:00- 5:00 PM

Since Halloween is coming up sign up for a Halloween drawing class!  Learn to draw haunted houses, scary monsters, ghosts, jack-o lanters, witches moons, spooky cats and much more! Then on the last day of class make a super scary painting out of Halloween things!!!

October 15, 22, and 29th!

Cost is $45 plus $10 supply fee!

We also changed some of our website pages so take a second to look at upcoming
We also created a page for Events

October is a very important month for The Golden Button…..

We are celebrating our One Year Anniversary!!!!

We have some very wonderful events, workshops and classes planned!!! Stop by anytime in October and guess how many buttons are in our button Jar. At the end of October we will award the correct guesser with a very special gift from The Golden Button!!!

Join us everyday from

October 23rd to October 27th 

for 5 days of shopping discounts, treats, and giveaways for customer appreciation and a very fun Anniversary!!!!

Halloween Things

How to Draw Spooky Things…(ages 5 and up) begins next week!


Tuesdays at 5:00- 5:45 PM

Since Halloween is coming up sign up for a Halloween drawing class!  Learn to draw haunted houses, scary monsters, ghosts, jack-o lanters, witches moons, spooky cats and much more! Then on the last day of class make a super scary painting out of Halloween things!!!

5 week Class!!!

October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th!

Cost is $65 plus $10 supply fee includes a handmade sketchbook!!!


Sign up now!!! email us at

or call (203) 910-9948


I began to make some fancy paper mache pumpkins today!!!

This Week…

This week….is the last week of Mini Summer Camp…

  • Art Show Camp starts tomorrow..There is one space left! Email me if you would like your child to join.

The Voices will be coming on Friday to take pictures for the paper!!!
5-6 PM Tuesday- Friday (Art Show at 6 PM on Friday)



  • We are also having Open Painting this Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 PM!!!

  • Saturday is our last Artist Demo…

 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!

You may also sign up now for some great classes in September….click here
They are filling up fast!

Fabric Design Mini Summer Camp!!!

This is week six of  our Mini Summer Camp at The Golden Button.


Above are some photos. We used Fabric Markers to design. Then we printed with fabric paints and found objects. At the very end of the class we began the process of Tye Dyeing with Markers!!!

The Golden Button Shop Celebrates Young Artists.


Next week is the final week of summer before school begins! The Golden Button is celebrating with a children’s Art Show. A series called Mini Summer Camps have been going on all summer long at The Golden Button. During the next week children ages 5 to 12 will be creating beautiful art work and learning how to put on an Art Show!

Art Show Camp runs August 21-24th from 5:00-6:00 PM. The Children will create ART…. collages, color block painting, permanent marker drawing and much more. They will learn how to plan an Art Show then at the end of the last class they will have an opening for their Art Show! There are still a few spaces available if your child wants to participate.


Please join us at The Golden Button on Friday August 24th at 6:00 PM to see what they have created and to see other beautiful locally handmade items and gifts!

Come visit us at 600 South Britain Rd. in Southbury or visit us online at Call for more information (203) 910-9948.


The Golden Button is also having a Diorama Contest to raise money for The Kitty Connection! You can also find more information about our Diorama Contest on our website!



Portrait Art

Here are some photos of our last Portrait Art Class!!!


This Wednesdays and Friday we are having Open Painting Hours. Drop by anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 PM to make a painting. We supply everything for $10! Wear a smock.

 Stop by at 5:00 PM on Wednesday for some punch and to see all the finished artwork from our Portrait Art Class!!!

Don’t forget to sign up for a Mini Summer camp session…

We still have spaces available…

Week Two- Sewing Camp

July 17-20 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 8 and up)
Introduction to kids sewing. Each child will receive a small sewing kit to learn basic sewing. We will discuss sewing safety and learn how to create simple patterns. Your child will make food and other creations out of felt. Simple basic hand sewing for kids!

Week Three- Art Camp

July 24th-27th from 5:00-6:00 PM (All Ages)

Explore several mediums this week. Get comfortable with pastels, watercolor and create a large 3-D painting. You are going to want to wear a smock! Your child will work at his or her own level. All ages are welcome.

Cost is $50 plus $10 for supplies.
 We will be closing on Friday at 6:00 PM for vacation!!!! The Golden Button will open again on July 10th at 11:00 AM.
We will begin our Mini Summer Camp and we will have Needle Felting Bears from 6:30- 8:30 PM that evening!!!!
Please feel free to contact me via email next week. I will be checking my emails periodically!!!