Some Things to Remember…

  • I hope everyone is working on their Dioramas for our contest! you have till August 31st!!!!!

Diorama Contest

  • Artist Demos: This Saturday stop by at 1:00 to see a Yarn Spinning Demonstration with Rose Garbien!!! (It’s free- come watch and learn how Rose spins the fiber from her sheep into yarn!!!) Then at 3:00 visit Rachel Gerowe to try out Needle Felting!!! (for teenagers and up! Please) ($5 suggested donation fee to go to the Southbury Food Bank!)
  • You may also hold spaces for Artist Demos on Saturday, August 25th
  • 12:00 PM- Jessica  of the Small Things in Life Soap will be teaching children how to hand paint soaps. The cost is $10 per child. (This is very exciting for children to do. The decorative soap paint comes off the soap in the shower but it is still very fun to learn.) Please sign up ahead of time!!

     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!

  • Then on Sunday The Golden Button will be in Waterbury at the Handmade market on Freight Street… Come down and visit!
  • Next week is the last week of Mini Summer Camps… Its Art Show week. There are still two spaces available. Sign up now!!!

Week seven – Art Show Camp

August 21-24th from 5:00-6:00 PM
Lets create some ART…. Collages, color block painting, permanent marker drawing and much more. Create lots of art then at the end of the last class we will have a Summer Art Show!

  • We also just posted our September classes and workshops! They are beginning the second week in September.  click here to see




The Golden Button

  • Artist Demos………On Saturday, August 18th

At 1:00 PM Rose Garbein will demonstrate spinning techniques (Come meet Rose and see how to make your own yarn!!! It is fun and very interesting to watch. Ask questions and learn something fun!!) Rose of Bittersweet Ridge owns a bunch of wonderful Shetland Sheep. Rose teaches Spinning, Knitting, and Needle Felting. She also sells her soaps and her wonderful wool at The Golden Button!!!

3:00 PM Rachel Gerowe will teach you how to needle felt. (Adults and Teenagers please) There is a suggested donation of $5 that will be donated to the Southbury Food Bank. (Rachel will teach you how to make a small insect) You can come even if you have done this before. It is for a great cause!!!

  • Diorama Contest…….. On Friday August 31st drop off your diorama at The Golden Button for our

Diorama Contest!!

(Check out our Diorama Contest page for more info!!)
Prizes will be awarded!!!

Contest is open to all ages!!!

Suggested donation of $5 to enter… Will be donated to The Kitty Connection!!!

Here are some photos from todays Artists Demo with Kate Gorham……Sewing Felt Food
There were three kits to choose from… Milk & Cookies, Cocoa & Marshmallows and Doughnuts!!!


Someone has a milk mustache!!

Felt Food Sewing Kits will be available at The Golden Button next week!!!

We will be announcing a whole bunch of new classes soon!

Including… Adult Painting Classes, Needle Felting, Knitting and crocheting, beginner sewing for girls and boys  7 or 8 and up!  and little kids classes.