Fairies, Gnomes and Other Fantastic Creatures…


Here are some photos from our Mini Summer Camps…

Fairies and Gnomes: Creating houses for our Fairies and Gnomes

Today we will decorate them!






Fantasy Camp: Drawing fantastic creatures.






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Here are a few Mini Summer Camps coming up….

Sign up soon! Space is limited!

  • Week Four- Wildlife Camp (Ages 4 and up)

Explore wildlife! Visit the gorilla in the jungle, the owls in the trees… and so much more. Create habitats, and make animals.

Wildlife Camp meets July 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th from 4:30-5:30 PM

  • Week Four- Shark Week for Little Kids (Ages 3-5)

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create awesome shark sculptures, learn about different types of sharks, then make a large shark painting to take home, shark printmaking and much more!

Shark Week for Little Kids meet July 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th from 3:00- 3:45 PM

  • Week Five- Sewing Camp
! (Ages 8 and up)

We love to sew? Make simple projects and learn all different techniques of hand sewing. Make fun summer projects you can really use!

Sewing camp meets July 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd   from 3-4 PM

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  • Week Five- Shark Week!!!! (Ages 5 and up)

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create awesome shark sculptures, learn about different types of sharks, then make a large shark painting to take home, shark printmaking and much more!

Shark week is meets July 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd   from 5-6 PM


Shark Week!!!!

Here are some photos from the first two days of our mini Shark Week Camp at The Golden Button!!!! Lots of fun!!!!

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The children created Shark Sculptures out of clay. We discussed a sharks habitat and they created underwater worlds for their sharks to live in! We used found materials as well as sand and shells.

Jewelry, Sharks, Clay, Paint, Voting, and Dioramas

It is Week five of Mini Summer Camps. I Love Jewelry and Shark Week!!!!      


Making Jewelry boxes and polymer clay jewelry.

PSSSS…. Don’t forget to make a diorama for our Contest

vote for The Golden Button for the Readers Choice: Favorite Gift Shop in Southbury

and visit us to pick out some great one of a kind gifts!!!!

Watch out…. Its Shark Week at The Golden Button!!!!

Shark Week Pictures coming soon!!!

Open Painting this week…

Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM!!!!

cost is $10 per canvas.

All ages welcome!!!!

Saturday Artist Demos….

1:00 Sewing Felt Food. Ages 8 and up! $12 per kit!

Make a mug of milk & cookies or cocoa & marshmallows or a doughnut!!! (Call or email to hold a spot)


3:00 Painting Demonstration with Kate Gorham of The Golden Button

Come make a masterpiece $10 per canvas.

Local Items, Alpacas and More!!!!






Don’t forget to support local!!! Find special one of a kind items for yourselves and your loved ones at

The Golden Button!!!!

Here are some new handmade items at the shop…

Ladder Necklaces



We just got a new shipment from Akula Hope Design and These beautiful pieces made of Local (Westbrook Sea Glass) one of a kind pieces by Jen Klein!


These beautiful photo cards! Which incorporate GLITTER and photography! Love these!!!

Other important things to know are…

  1. This Saturday is our first Artist Demo! At 1:00 stop over and meet four local artists!!!!

Ann Deduck and Eileen Warner of Alpaca Hill Farm demonstrate knitting!!!

and Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham of The Golden Button demonstrate crocheting!!!!

There will be a sale on Local Yarn and these beautiful prints of Alpacas from Alpaca Hill Farm will be on SALE all day Saturday….including photos of their beautiful new baby, Angel!!!!

2. Keep voting and supporting The Golden Button!!!!

Click Here!!!!  

3. Sunday at 2:00 is Needle Felting: Dogs!!! With Rachel Gerowe !!!!

There are still spaces available!!!




4. We are finishing up Diorama Camp Tomorrow!!! We had Sooooooo much fun so…

I discussed it with the children and we decided to have a diorama competition… Complete with ribbon awards!!! So keep your eyes out for the information!!! This is going to be awesome!!!!

While you wait for more details… take a look at these photos from today!




5. Next week:

Artist Demo: Painting for all ages and making felt food for kids 8 and up!!!

Mini Summer Camps: Jewelry Mini Camp and Shark Week Mini Camp!!!!!

Announcing SHARK WEEK!!!!

We still have  a few spots left in Week Two of our Mini Summer Camps….Sewing Camp, beginning tomorrow at 11:00 AM till 12:00 PM.

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 Two of Summer Night Camp is Full.

Week Three: Art Camp is Full.



Guess what else is happening?!!!!!!!

We are very excited to announce…. if your child loves Sharks, like I do…. Get Ready for SHARK WEEK!!!! (Inspired by the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week on Discovery Channel)

August 7-10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Cost is $50 per child plus a $10 supply fee (10% sibling discount on class fee but the $10 supply fee still applies)

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create a shark sculpture, Make a habitat for your shark, wear your bathing suit on Friday and get photographed “underwater with a shark”, make shark jewelry and learn about the coolest animal in the sea!!!

Space is limited! Sign up now!!!!! This is going to be AWESOME!!!!

Email: goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com

or call (203) 910-9948.