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 goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com next week. I will be checking my emails periodically!!!

Just a Few Reminders

Just a few Reminders….

Our hours will be changing…

We are extending our hours!!!!

The Golden Button will be closed for vacation from June 30th to July 9th.

We will re-open on July 10th with different hours.

Our Summer hours:

Sundays and Mondays we will be closed (except for workshops, demos, and parties)

Tuesdays through Saturday we will be open from 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM

Open Painting Next week

This Wednesday and Friday from 2-5pm

Cost is $10 per canvas!!! Wear a smock or old t-shirt!!!


Portrait Art Show

Wednesday, June 27th at 5:00 PM

Our Portrait Art Class wants to have an Art Show! You can visit!!! Come have some punch and see what they have been working on!!!

Christmas in July

On Saturdays in July (14th 21st and 28th) We will be having a Christmas in July  at The Golden Button!!!! Where we will have giveaways, sales on local, Handmade items and maybe some arts and crafts!!!!

Portrait Art

 Here are some photos from Portrait Art the other day!

We will be having a Portrait Art Show on Wednesday, June 27th at 5:00 PM If you would like to see some beautiful art!!!

We love seeing The Golden Button in the paper!!!!

Happy Summer!!!!

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)

Getting Ready for Summer!

I know thats rushing it a bit but I just wanted to announce a few new workshops and remind you about the awesome things that are happening in June at The Golden Button!

Okay first off… these new class series for kids….

Exploring Art– From  4:15- 5:00 P.M

On Tuesdays in June…. Exploring Art is open to children ages 3 and 4. We encourage art exploration with clay, paint, markers, and other fun things. Each workshop will focus on a different medium. This class runs for 4 weeks.                                                                                                    Instructor is K. Gorham.

Tuesday June 5, 12, 19 and 26th.        Cost is $50 plus a $6 supply fee

Portrait Art: From 5:15- 6:00 P.M.

On Tuesdays in June… Portrait Art is open to all children over 5 years old who are interested in creating portraits or art based on people. Using different techniques and mediums this four week class will explore many different approaches to creating portraits. Painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture.

Tuesday June 5, 12, 19 and 26th.        Cost is $50 plus a $10 supply fee

Cardboard Sculpture Workshops: From 5:00- 6:00 PM

On Thursdays in June…. Create detailed sculptures out of cardboard, fabric and other materials. Want to make a dragon, a ship, a unicorn, created a giant squid. If you can think it we will find a way to build it. This class is 3 parts. First week is planning, designing, and beginning- second week we will build the sculpture and the third week we will use acrylic paint and fabric and other objects to finish the piece. You will love creating large sculptures out of cardboard.

Ages: 5 and over

Thursdays in June 7, 14 and 21      (Cost is $45.00 for 3 classes)

Keep these dates in mind…

Glass Demonstration and Bead Making with Dawn Lombard

Sunday, June 3rd (cost is $30 to make your own bead)

1-2 pm

Join Dawn Lombard at The Golden Button on June 3rd from 1-2pm for a live demonstration of glass bead making and get the opportunity to make your very own glass bead.

Dawn Lombard is a glass artist who is fascinated by the combination of creativity and scientific complexity of working with glass. She strives to differentiate herself by creating earthy and organic style lampwork glass beads in her studios in Monroe and Watertown, Connecticut. She has written multiple tutorials for the UK magazine ‘Making Jewellery’, was featured in the books ‘1000 Jewelry Creations’, ‘Creative Lampwork’ and ‘Creative Glass Beads’, was a featured glass artist in ‘The Beading Times,’ and won first place in Delphi’s ‘Art Glass Festival’ in 2011. She sells her jewelry online (www.LavenderDawn.Etsy.com), at The Golden Button in Southbury, Voila Gallery in Wickford Village, RI, and participates in many art shows throughout New England.

You may attend the demonstration and not participate in bead making. Its up to you!


Needle Felting- Cats

Sunday, June 10th we will be making fiber sculptures of Cats
2:00-4:30ish pm
Cost: $35 includes materials to make a cat in class and another at home. (color of your choice)
(Bring your own needles and foam and save $5)

Also… we will be offering some sewing workshops and other fun classes in June. Including Father’s Day Crafts where your children can make some very special gifts for Dad! And some One Day Summer Art Workshops in June and July!!!

 (pss….Hey and incase I forgot to tell you… we just got a bunch of great new items at the shop and we have gift certificates so you can get a child you love an art class or two!!!)