The Golden Button!!!

Hello there… Today on this lovely snow day… here in Connecticut… We are fixing up our website and working on a program so that you can sign up for classes right here on the website…. and making cooking and hopefully sewing some fun samples for upcoming classes… in a little while 🙂

Here are some pictures of some of our classes from the last few days… Hand sewing, guided painting, a bachelorette! (Yeah Karla!) and  some Valentine Making!!!

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We have soooo much fun! Here is the new schedule for March….. Click here to see it! We will be adding some other fun workshops and events soon! Please sign up for these classes!

Don’t forget we have Needle Felting Horse this month!

*Sunday, February 22nd 2-5 PM: Horses


Join us at the Golden Button on Sunday February 22nd at 2 pm to create 3-D pony sculptures. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable. In February’s class students will create a 4″, 3 dimensional felted pony or horse. Cost: $40 (Save $5 by bringing your own needles and foam) To register call Kate at the Golden Button at 203-910-9948.




Hello There


I am working on a bunch of new things right now….. But I wanted to share a few things.

Today is Monday December 15th! WHOA That means we are going through December pretty fast… Here are some reminders for you!


Join us for Ornament Painting, Glitter Houses and Drop in Art this week!


Monday (12/15), Thursday (12/18), and Friday (12/19) drop in between 1-6 PM and Sunday (12/21) from 12-5 PM 

*Wooden Ornaments are 3 for $16 or 6 for $30

*Glitter Houses are $18 each! (They are different than last years houses!!!! So if you already made one these are a new pattern!

*Or grab a canvas for $10 each! They all make really special gifts from your children to teacher, grandparents, and other special people!!!!

Then we are offering 2 Kids Nights out this weekend!!!!

Drop the kids off and grab some gifts, have dinner with friends or grab a drink while the kids work on projects!!!! Please sign up ahead of time! (Friday Night is almost full!!!)

*Friday, December 19th 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Winter Wonderland Night!!! Kids will create an awesome 3-d winter painting! Lots of fun objects and treasures to use!! Make a snowman and more!!!!! Little Kids are welcome to join!!!!! $30 per artist or $50 for two! (Stay a little longer!!!! till 9 PM for $10 extra!!! Make a glitter house too!!!!)

*Saturday, December 20th from 6:00- 8:00 PM: Gift Making Night!!!! Children will pick from a bunch of great holiday gifts DIY! Make some gifts for the people you love! $30 per artist or $50 for two! (Stay a little longer!!!! till 9 PM for $10 extra!!! Make a glitter house too!!!!)


*Little Kids Art! (Drop in on Wednesday from 11- 12 ($20 per child) 1743596_791930804208021_7142196276226711376_n

Here are some pictures from and Up-Cycling Class at The Woodbury Library! (and you can see my paintings in the background!!!!) 10366039_791933090874459_1959062787844489410_n 10380328_791932920874476_1887589853036875806_n 10401337_791933114207790_3457576528792200826_n 10419605_791932910874477_7186130456126724397_n

Then we had a Gingerbread Making Party on Saturday with Eat. Play. Live! Thanks Sharon!!!!10603631_791117070956061_6809038869405944234_n 10636247_791116767622758_574144345986764154_n  10858617_791116994289402_6499863962236484331_n

 Have a great day! January Classes will be posted very soon!!!!

The New Studio

I am so excited to share this with you… After an adventurous summer of traveling around and teaching at wonderful places…. We have found a new spot!

122 South Pomperaug Ave. Woodbury, CT


Here are some photos of the early stages of moving into our new Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio space! Lets just talk about some of the new and great aspects of this spot! Lots of natural light! LOTS OF PARKING!!!!! This space is TWICE the size of the last space and since we are focusing on classes and workshops (not as much on retail) it gives us so much space to work and create! Half the space will be dedicated to sewing, crochet, needle felting and other fun mediums and the other half (you can’t see in this picture) is dedicated to more messy projects!


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So right now I am working on the new Schedule!!!! Here are some photos of one of our classes at Bent of the River! There will still be some classes at Bent! I am so excited about the Autumn Landscape Painting class!  Please message us if you would like to join the email list to get new classes sent right to you!

During our Sunset Landscape Painting Class at Bent of the River… we discovered this beautiful secret door! Everyone painted it!!!!

In September lots of these paintings will be on display at Bent of the River for a whole month! You can actually see it on display during Bent Fest on September 20th!

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Big news!!!!

The Golden Button just signed a lease for a new Arts and Craft Studio in Woodbury!!! Stay tuned for updates and info! We are so excited to share new classes and workshops with you! Please message us if you would like to join our e-mail list. Check here and our visit our CLASSES page!


In Progress

My friend, Amanda, thought we should change the work/table/area so it serves as a better studio… So that what we are doing.

Last week I went to Seymour Demolition where I picked out all these old doors. My Father had to go pick them up in his truck… Then we cleaned them up a bit and my father and husband spent yesterday attaching them together and putting them up. I am very excited about this space. The Golden Button shop was originally meant to be a painting studio/ art gallery  for me but it evolved  into the wonderful local- handmade items shop it is today. We do enjoy a lot of workshops so it makes sense to have a workshop/ studio area.

 I am about to run down to the shop to measure, move, paint a door, rearrange and other fun stuff.

 This should make workshops a little more private.

 (These photos were taking during construction)

(Sorry this is blurry)

Wall is up…. Over the next few weeks I will make curtains and maybe a coffee/ tea area back there.

Lots of planning in the works.

Don’t forget that this week we are having Leap Year Open Painting Workshop!!! Which is going to be awesome!!! This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday!

Wear a smock or old clothes.

We are also having a sale on some of the scarfs and winter items at the shop. I hear it is supposed to snow this week! (I am not actually excited about that so maybe you should ignore the exclamation point!)