New Classes and Workshops

New classes at The Golden Button….


 Little Kids Art Class (ages 3-5)

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


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.




          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)


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


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



            Needle Felting: Foxes


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. or (203) 910-9948


Here are some photos from my Printmaking class last night…








Updated Class and Halloween!

We are going to postpone some of our classes a week or two (due to Hurricane Sandy and power outages and everything everyone has been through.)

We will go ahead with Little Kid Art at 2:00 PM today.
  • Painting Techniques

Thursdays 5:00 to 5:45 PM.

If you are interested in learning all about paint and techniques this is a great class for you….Learn about color mixing, surfaces to paint on, design and so much more!  (age 6 and up)

This class has been shortened and therefor the cost is reduced…

November 8, 15, and 29th as well (No Class on the 22nd for Thanksgiving)

cost is $42 plus $10 supply fee

 November 1, 8, 15, 29

(Cost is $ 58 plus a $15 Supply fee)


  • Printmaking, Transfers, Ink and Paint

To Be Announced.

Explore different printmaking and transfer techniques while using different inks and paints. Try some new techniques and make some beautiful artwork to take home! Class is open to children 7 and up.

We will focus on creating printed patterns, transferring photos and learning new art processes.

Do to rescheduling conflicts we are going to try a different day.

 November 2,9, 16

(Cost is $ 45 plus a $13 Supply fee)

Here are some highlights from Halloween!

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Today, Tomorrow, and The Next Day

Today was the first day of Little Kid Art Class of October…

If you missed the first class but would like to attend the next three please contact The Golden Button for information.

The children tried all sorts of materials today and had so much fun exploring color mixing, different types of mediums and lots of glue and of course… glitter.

Other classes will include…

bubble art, nature sculptures and much much more!

Tomorrow stop in between 1:00 and 5:00 PM to create beautiful Autumn Prints. We will be creating prints with leaves, and vegetables. Create a beautiful print on Fabric to take home for $10.

The Next Day (Saturday) We will be closed for my cousin Amanda’s Wedding to Kurt!!!! I wish them great happiness and the best of luck! I am so excited to see them get married!!!

Just a reminder….

  • The Beginners Sewing Class will start on Monday.

  •  Machine Sewing For Beginners (ages 10 and up) 

On Mondays at 5:30 to 6:30 PM

October 8, 15, 22, and 29th

Bring your own machine and manual to The Golden Button on Monday evenings in October and learn basic sewing machine techniques. This is a four-session class. You will learn all sort of things from how to work your machine, cutting a pattern, straight stitch and finishing edges all leading to a pillow as your finished product.  (adults are welcome to come too)

Taught by Maura Bergman

Cost is $75 for a 4-class session plus $16 supply fee.

  • Next week we will be offering Hard Cover Book Making with Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar! 

    (teenagers and Adults)

    On Thursday, October 11th and 18th from 5:00 to 6:30, join Dennis and Krissy Maksymiw from Kleiner Eisbär for a two-part class in making a hardcover hand-bound Coptic book at The Golden Button in Southbury, CT. Coptic bindings are among the oldest bindings, serving as both structural and decorative facets of a book. (Coptic bound books open and lie completely flat.)

    For Teenagers and Adults. This is a two-part class

    Cost is $42 plus $5 supply fee

    Please sign up ahead of time The Deadline to sign up is October 9th. Please contact The Golden Button before then to hold a space. Space is limited!

    (203) 910-9948

    or email us at

This is going to be a wonderful two part class!