New Classes and Events!

Hi There!!! Working on the new schedule… Here are some things I wanted to share….

*Oh…. check out this article

Featured Artist: Kate Gorham

Animals in Scarves on The Library As Incubator Project Blog!

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New Classes and Events!

 

*Little Kids Art

Tuesdays from 3:00 PM-4:00 ish

January 27, February 3, 10, 17, and 24th

Lets explore colors!!!! Each week we will focus on learning our colors while using new mediums and making fun art!!!

Some fun projects include….Color mixing with our feet! Making Valentines and rainbow stacking art!

Little children have fun explore different art mediums and creating art! All materials are safe and appropriate for little hands! We will create some art supplies in class! All ages are welcome. Parents, grandparents, babysitters may join! Class is appropriate for all ages.

Cost: $80 plus $18 supply fee

 

 

*Valentine Making

Fridays from 5:30 -6:30 PM

January 30th, Feb 6, 13th

Create awesome and fun Valentines for your friends and family!

Cost $50 plus $10 supplies

 

Sign up now!!!

 

*Friday, January 23, 2015

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*Family Art Night!

Friday January 23rd from 7-9 PM

 

On Family Art Night each family will get a large canvas to create a masterpiece! Work together to create a design or picture! (We will help you with planning and tips to create your painting!!!) Wear old clothes!!! We will be using acrylic paint!!! All ages are welcome to join! This is a wonderful keepsake! Tea and hot chocolate will be served!

 

(Cost is $55 per family! Covers all supplies for 4 people!)


*Friday, January 30, 2015

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*Adult Guided Paint Night

Friday, January 30th from 7-9 PM

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

 


 

*Friday, February 6th , 2015

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 *Kids Night Out

Friday, February 6th , 2015 from 7-9 PM

Drop the kids off and have a few hours off while the kids have a great time creating art!!!!

Cost is $30 per child $50 for 2 children!

 


 

*Friday,February 13th, 2015

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*A Special Paint Night for Parents and Kids!!!

Friday, February 13th from 7-9 PM

Have a night out with your child or your favorite little person!

Tea and hot chocolate will be served! Create a guided painting! You will each get your own canvas! Miss Kate will guide you step by step though a painting! (We suggest the child is at least 5 to create the step by step painting) This is a great Valentine Treat!!!

Cost is $55 per pair!

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New Classes this Week!

Here are some new classes starting this week!!!!

 

-Make Your own Holiday Gifts (for Kids ages 5 and up) STARTS TONIGHT!!!!!

Monday from 5-6 PM

December 1, 8, 15 and 22nd

Each week children will be guided through lots of fun projects to create gifts for all their family members! We will create something for everyone!

Projects include one something for women, something for men, a gift for a child and a pet gift!

Cost is $65 plus $15 supply fee

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– Little Kids Art- Make Presents!

Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00 ish

December 3, 10,17, and 24th

Little kids of all ages will create lots of little gifts for grandparents, teachers, aunts and uncles! Special keepsakes for family members to cherish!!!! Each week we will make several gifts! Beautiful artwork to keep forever and so much more special than a store bought gift!

Cost: $65 plus $12 supply fee

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*Kids Sewing Machine Class

Thurdays from 5-6

December 4, 11, and 18th

Bring your sewing machine and learn how to use it! Create your project of choice! Beginner to advanced beginner! Learn the basics, Pick from several projects, You can even make gifts!!!! Have fun and keep learning! Please bring a sewing machine, and your manual.

Cost is $50 plus $10 supply fee for thread and material for your first project!

 

*Friday Night Art from 5:30-6:20 PM

December 5, 12 and 19th!

Lets make a Masterpiece!!! Kids will explore Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking! All ages are welcome!!!! So much fun!!!

Join us on Friday Nights to make Cost is $45 and a $15 supply fee!

 

Here are some pictures from the last week….

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Vacation!!!!

Here we go!!!! The Golden Button is on Vacation till January 23rd! When we return the shop will be all fancy and newly updated! Please visit us here or through our website for updates and new classes and workshops! We also made the space even better for birthday parties and are scheduling parties for February and March!!!! We are very excited about this new year!

New Classes, workshops and parties at The Golden Button!!!

-Machine Sewing Classes

-Learn how to sew with your sewing machine! Wednesday, January 22nd , January 29th, February 5th and 12th at 11:00 AM.

Cost is $60. We will supply practice material and white thread. Please bring your sewing machine and sewing machine manual. We will learn basic sewing techniques then create a project or two! After the first class you will receive few projects to pick from… You will then bring your own material for your projects. This will allow you to pick something that you love!

-Machine Sewing for Kids

-Learn how to sew with your sewing machine! Monday,  January 27th, February 3rd , February 10th and 17th from 4:45-6 PM

Cost is $60. We will supply practice material and white thread. Please bring your sewing machine and sewing machine manual. We will learn basic sewing techniques then create a project or two!

After the first class you will receive few projects to pick from… You will then bring your own material for your projects. This will allow you to pick something that you love!

 -Crocheting Basics!

Learn how to crochet!!! Learn to read patterns and apply your new stitches to make hats, scarves, or blankets!!! Easy for beginners… Also open to advanced beginners or for crocheters who need a little refresher!!!

This class begins on Wednesday, January 22nd, 29th, and February 5th from 6:30- 8 PM

Cost is $50 plus $10 supply fee.  (Supply fee does not including the cost of the yarn for your project! Discounts on yarn during class session or you can bring your own!)

Needle Felting: Pigs

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Sunday, January 26th

2-4:30ish PM

Learn how to create an adorable sculpture of a pig using wool and special needles!

Cost is $40 save $5 if you bring your own foam and needles!)

Needle Felting: Wall Hangings

Thursday, January 30th

6:30-9 PM

Learn to create a beautiful flat needle felted wall hanging!

Cost is $40 (save $5 if you bring your own foam and needles!)

-Create a Large Owl Sculpture!!!! (the size of a real screech owl!)

Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals will teach this two-part session to create a beautiful realistic owl!

2 class sessions

Session one- Sunday, February 9th from 1-5 PM:

Begin you sculpture! (Cost is $55 save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

Session two- Sunday, February 23rd  at 1 PM

Finish up your owl ($25)

Little Kids Art!

Little kids of all ages are welcome to come and create artwork on Wednesdays at 1 PM!  Explore different paints, build, sculpt and create! Get your hands dirty and have some fun! Moms, Dads, or other caregivers are welcome to have some fun too! (February 5th, 12, 19, and 26th!)

Cost is $55 (includes cost of supplies)

-Valentine Making!!!

On Saturday February 1st  and Saturday February 8th from 11-4 PM. Stop in for a treat, see our new and improved studio space and make some valentines!!!

$12 for a package of blank cards! We will have everything you need to create beautiful creative valentines!!! All ages are welcome to come and create your own valentines for someone special!!!

*Special rates for people who want to create handmade valentines for their whole class!!! ($25 Email us ahead and bring your class list!!!)

or contact us about having your own valentine making party!!!!

-Kids Drawing and Painting (Ages 6 and up)

Saturdays in February from 4:30-5:30 PM

Cost is $60 (plus $10 for Supplies)

Practice drawing, focus on composition and design, create pictures and then make them into beautiful finshed artwork!!! This class is great for kids who love art!!!

 While we are on vacation:

You may still sign up for classes… Please email us to hold a space for you… goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com

or call and leave a message at (203) 910-9948

Please know…..We will call or email confirm you space in a class prior to your class beginning. We will have minimum email and phone service… but we will be checking messages when we return. Thank you!!!

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!!!!!

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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: goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com or stop by to save a space! Space is very limited!

New Classes and Pysanky Egg Decorating

We just posted the new classes and workshops for April…

 

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Classes and Workshops

 

 

  • Little Kids Art on Thursdays

    (ages 3-5)

Class begins at 1:00 and goes till 1:45 PM

March 28th, April 4, 11, 18 and 24th

Little kids Art. Children get creative with paper towel art, color exploration and building! Lots of fun

Cost is $64 plus $16 supply fee.

 

  • Little Kids Art on Fridays (ages 3-5)

Class begins at 2:00and goes till 2:45 PM

April 5, 12, 19 and 25th

Little kids Art. Children get creative with paper towel art, color exploration and building! Lots of fun

Cost is $50 plus $14 supply fee.

 

  • Flower Workshop

Class begins at 5:00 and goes till 5:45 PM

Thursdays in April 4, 11, 18 and 25th

 

Learn how to make flowers out of paper, draw, print, and sculpt flowers! Each class kids will learn  and explore while creating flowers out of different materials!

Cost is $56 plus a $12 supply fee

 

  • Color Design

Class begins at 5:00 and goes till 5:45 PM

April 12, 19 and 26th

Create art based on Color. Learn about color mixing, cool and warm colors, as well as design and much more. Each week we will try new materials and techniques.

Cost is $45 plus a $15 supply fee

 

  • Needle Felting: Gnomes

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Sunday, April 14th from 2-4 PM

Join Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals to learn how to Needle Felt a Gnome!

Cost is $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

 

  • Beginners Knitting

Class begins at 6:30 and goes till 7:30 PM

April12, 19 and 25th

Three part class for Knitting Beginners taught by Patti Clark of Maple View Farm. Learn how to Knit: Cast on, Knit, Purl and Cast off. Learn the basics with simple patterns.

Cost: $75 (You will receive a supply list before the class begins.)

 

 Email, call or stop by to hold a space in one of these wonderful classes. 

goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com or (203) 910-9948

 

 Here are Photos From last nights Pysanky Class with Marcus Klimm….

(Ukrainian Egg Decorating!)

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We learned how layer beeswax, vibrant dyes and traditional designs to create these beautiful eggs!

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After you finish your eggs you use the flame from the candle to melt the layers of beeswax off your egg to expose your beautiful egg decorations!  

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Please let us know if you would be interested in trying Pysanky…. We have had some interest in doing a class after Easter and if we have enough people who are interested we will see if Marcus would like to come back to

The Golden Button!

Drop in next Saturday, March 30th  Between 12 and Noon to create some beautiful Wooden Eggs just in time for Easter! Cost is $6 per wooden Egg. All ages are welcome to join!

New Classes and Workshops

New classes at The Golden Button….

Wednesdays:

 Little Kids Art Class (ages 3-5)

Class begins at 1:30 and goes till 2:15 PM

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Little kids will create art based on patterns. We will talk about patterns and use collage, fabric, printmaking and natural and found objects to create artwork based on pattern.

Class will meet from 1:30 to 2:15 PM on

February 27th , March 6th, 13th and  20th

Cost is $50 plus $13 supply fee.

 

Thursdays:

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          Paper Flower Workshop
Kids: 4:30 to 5:15 PMAdults: 5:30 to 6:15 PmLearn how to make flowers out of paper! Each class we will learn the basics of creating flowers out of different materials! These beautiful flowers can be made for parties, as gifts and as so much more! There are two sessions one for kids and one for adults.

Class meets on Thursdays in March  (7,14, 21, and 28th)

Cost is $60 plus a $15 supply fee (please specify adult or child class when you sign up)

Fridays:

Beginners Embroidery Sampler (ages 8 and up)

            5:00 to 5:45 PM

Learn basic stitches and how to make a stitch sampler. We will also begin to make items with embroidered details that you can really use! This historical art is getting more and more popular! Design your own sampler and Take home your own embroidery kit!

March 15, 22, and 29th.

Cost is $45 plus $15 supply fee

Saturdays:

Wooden Easter Egg Painting

12:00 to 5:00 PM

Stop in and paint beautiful wooden Easter eggs that will last forever!

Call ahead to hold eggs or just stop in! All ages are welcome to come!!! Wear an old t-shirt or smock!

Cost is $6 per egg. (leave them overnight to be varnished!)

Saturday, March 16, 23rd and 30th

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Sundays:

            Needle Felting: Foxes

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Sunday, March 24th we will be making Foxes

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Learn how to make a fox sculpture out of wool with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals.

Cost: $40 includes materials to make a fox in class and another at home. (Bring your own needles and foam and save $5)

Sign up now Space is limited.

 Email, call or stop by to hold a space in one of these wonderful classes. 

goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com or (203) 910-9948

 

Here are some photos from my Printmaking class last night…

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New Classes!

Here are some of the new classes at The Golden Button……

  • Kids/ Beginners Machine Sewing

    Wednesday, January 16, 23, and 30th and February 6th                   5:00- 5:45 PM

Maura Bergman teaches you how to use your new Sewing Machine! Learn basic functions, how to find your way around your Sewing Machine and how to make a basic pattern. This class is excellent for all all of you with new machines!

Cost is $65 plus $20 supply fee

  • Sew Your Own Tote bag or Purse-

    Wednesday, January 16, 23, and 30th and February 6th                         6:00-7:00 PM

Maura Bergman will teach you how to make a beautiful quality tote bag/ purse. This class is open to adult, advances beginners. Bring your sewing machine and learn all the steps to create your own bag from scratch.

Cost is $75 plus $20 supply fee

  • Winter Crafts for Little Kids

Ages 3-5

Explore winter through Art. Make snow pictures, Create “Snow Sculptures,” Make a home for winter creatures and then create your own creatures to live in it.

Thursdays, January  17, 24, and 31 and February 7th

Time: 1:00 to 1:45 PM

Cost: $50 plus $11 supply fee

 

  • Winter Arts and Crafts

Ages 6 and up

Make winter crafts to take home. We will create beautiful creations by weaving as well as felting, painting and sculpting. Try some new fun mediums!

Fridays in January 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22nd

Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Instructor: Kate Gorham

Cost: $80 plus $25 supply fee

  • Valentine Creations

Ages 5 and up

Create lots and lots of great Valentines treasures with all sorts of different materials.

Thursdays January 31,  February 7, and 14th

Time: 4:50 to 5:30 PM

Cost: $40 plus $15 supply fee

Needle Felting

  • Owls/ Penguins: Learn to make your choice of a owl or a penguin sculpture out of wool with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals. Use special barbed needles and wool.

Sunday, January 20th 3-5 PM                  Cost: $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

  • Squirrels and Chipmunks: Learn to make your choice of a squirrel or chipmunks sculpture out of wool with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals. Use special barbed needles and wool.

Sunday, February 24th from 2-4 PM                                       Cost: $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

 Email, call or stop by to hold a space in one of these wonderful classes. 
goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com or (203) 910-9948

Holiday Gift Making!

In December there were two sessions of Holiday Gift Making classes offered… Below are photos from all the different projects we made…. Some of our projects were beautiful wreathes, Glitter houses, chalk boards and pet toys! It was lots of fun!
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Happy New Year to all of you!