As Promised…. Septembers Schedule is Ready!!!

Hello everyone!!! Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!!!! Getting ready for back to school! AHHHHHHH.Here at The Golden Button we are getting everything in tip top shape for lots of fun new classes, adventures, and special events!

Please email us at info@goldenbuttonshop.com, call (203) 910-9948 or message us on Facebook to register for a class!!!! Please sign up ahead of time space is limited 🙂


Mondays……

-Portrait Class at The Golden Button

Monday’s in September (14, 21, 28 and October 5th) from 11:00 AM to noon

Create beautiful paintings and drawings while focusing on portraiture.  Each week we will work with different mediums to create sketches and practice before creating a finished piece of art. We will work from both real life as well as from photographs. You do not need previous experience to join!

This class is open to adults and senior citizens.

Cost is $75 plus $25 supply fee (covers all 4 classes)

-Kids Painting (Ages 7 and up) at Bent of the River in Southbury

Mondays in September: 14, 21, and 28th from 4:30- 5:30 PM

Kids will create landscape paintings at Bent of the River. We will explore and find a new place to paint each week! Meet us at the Bent Barn. We will be going on a little adventure to create a beautiful landscape painting or two. Children will be using acrylic paint and may be sitting on the ground so wear your old clothes and bring a mat or a blanket to sit on if the ground is wet!

Cost is $55 plus $20 supply fee. (Covers 3 classes) (register with The Golden Button)

 

-Evening Landscape Painting at Bent of the River in Southbury

Monday evenings in September: 14, 21, and 28th from 6:00-7:30 PM

Join us to create landscape paintings at Bent of the River!!! We will focus on colors, textures and lighting. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t know how to paint! Please register for Landscape Painting with Kate Gorham from The Golden Button!

Cost is $55 plus $20 supply fee. (Covers 3 classes) We will meet at the barn. (Register with The Golden Button)


Tuesdays…

-Little Kids Art

Tuesdays in September: 8, 15, and 29th at 11:00 AM

Little kids explore art with safe non toxic age appropriate materials!!! (Classes typically last about 45 minutes!) All ages are welcome. We encourage parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies to participate too!!!!) So much fun! Work with colors and textures! Great for preschool age children, toddlers and more.

Cost is $55 plus a $20 supply fee

-Art Exploration

Tuesdays in September: 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 1:00-2:30 PM

Explore the great artists and create artwork in their style!!!! During each class we will look at and discuss a new artist! Then we will create art based on their technique or style. Classes meet for 1.5 hours are wonderful for homeschoolers looking to learn more! Ages 6 and up please!

Cost is $75 plus $25 supply fee

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Lots of Sewing

Tuesdays in September 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 4:00-6:00 PM

Children will learn (or continue to learn) how to use their sewing machines and how to create new and fun items! Get ready for Fall and create an awesome fall blanket! We will also work on some hand sewing and add special embroidered touches to our blankets!

Please bring your sewing machine or you can rent one of ours for $10 a class.

Cost is $100 plus a $40 supply fee


Wednesdays….

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Sewing Exploration!

Wednesdays in September 9, 16, 23, and 30th class meets from 12:30 to 2:30

Learn how to use your sewing machine and create things! We will create wonderful sewing projects based on the children’s interest. Create a quilt or a tote back with hand sewing and machine sewing! Children will have a sewing notebook to collect ideas and inspirations then bring these projects to life! Please bring your sewing machine or you can rent one of ours for $10 a class. (for homeschoolers)

Cost is $100 plus a $40 supply fee

-Drawing and Painting

Wednesdays in September 9, 16, 23, and 30th class meets from 6:00 PM to 7:00PM

In this class we will focus on drawing and painting. Children will create art from still lives, models, photos and more. We will focus on our technique as well as how to be more positive on the outcome of finished artwork. Supplies include paint, charcoal, colored pencils, and ink. On nice days we may go outside for a little landscape drawing. Children will work at their own pace!

Each Child will receive a sketchbook to take home and carry with them!!! (Kids ages 7 to 12) Cost is $65 plus a $20 supply fee.


Fridays…

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-Little Kids Art

Fridays in September: 11, 18, 25th and October 2nd at 1PM

Little kids explore art with safe non toxic age appropriate materials!!! (Classes typically last about 45 minutes!) All ages are welcome. We encourage parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies to participate too!!!!) So much fun! Work with colors and textures! Great for preschool age children, toddlers and more.

Cost is $55 plus a $20 supply fee

Afterschool Art: Fiber Art for Kids

Fridays in September: 11, 18, 25th and October 2nd from 4:00- 5:00 PM

Fiber Art! Learn about different kinds of wool, feel the difference between alpaca and sheep wool then learn how to dye it. Children will use nontoxic (child safe dye) to color dye wool. Children will use their vibrant colored wool to create art. Embroider drawings or designs on wool felt, weave a wall hanging, and make a felt pumpkin or apple sculpture for the fall.

Cost is $65 plus $24 supply fee.

Friday Night Art: Cookie Cutter Art

Fridays in September: 11, 18, 25th and October 2nd from 5:30-6:30 PM

Create awesome 3-d sculptures with cookie cutters and clay. (I’m serious!) Using several types of clay and a huge selection of cookie cutters we can create zoos, farms, animals in the wild, trucks, dioramas and soooo much more. Roll, cut, paint them as detailed as you please then install them into new worlds, FANCY backgrounds and hanging mobiles! So much fun!!!!!

Cost is $65 plus $25 supply fee

(Sign up for both Friday classes and feel free to bring a drink and snack and hangout between classes 🙂


Special Events

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September 11th: Kids Night Out: Fairytale Night

Friday, September 11th from 7:00 to 9:00

Drop off the kids for Fairytale Night! Create awesome artwork from your favorite fairytale! Make a giant beanstalk sculpture or a tiny 3-d fairytale town, make a “candy house” in the forest, build a castle with wooden pieces then paint it metallic gold! Lots of fun things to use and create and we may even read a few fairytales! Lots of fairytale inspired magical fun!

Ages 4 and up please! cost is $35 or $50 for two children!

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September 18th: Adult Paint Night

Friday, September 18th from 7-9 PM.

Join us to create a guided painting! Miss Kate will take you step by step through a summer inspired painting! Snacks will be served (BYOB) $45 each or $70 for you and a friend!!! (You do not need to know how to paint!)

September 25th: Parent/ Child Paint Night

Friday, September 25th from 7-9 PM

Join us at The Golden Button to create a very cool painting of an Elephant! We will use Acrylic paint so wear your old clothes and remind your favorite little person to do the same!!!!
 Cost is $55 a pair (one adult and one child!) $75 for a pair and an extra child! Cost includes supplies and snacks! (Everyone gets their own canvas!) .
(Please contact The Golden Button to register)

October 2: Family Paint Night: Autumn Tree Painting

Friday, October 2nd from 7-9 PM

Work together to create a Family Tree! Each family will get to pick one large canvas, or two medium canvases! We will create a beautiful Autumn tree painting with acrylic paint! Cost is $55 for up to 4 family members!

 


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We Love Owls! And Ice Cream!

Adult / Child Paint Night: Local Owls! (at Bent of the River in Southbury)

Join us on Friday, July 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Bent Barn to create a very cool painting of several local owls! Pick your favorite local owls and paint your own very special painting with one of your favorite little people!!!

Cost is $60 for one adult and one child! Or $75 for one adult and two children! Cost includes supplies and snacks! (Everyone gets their own canvas!)

Please meet in the Bent Barn. Save a space by emailing The Golden Button at info@goldenbuttonshop.com or call (203)910-9948

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Making fun stuff at The Golden Button!

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‘Wild Animal Art at Bent of The River! (Call (203) 910-9948 to join us next week!

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NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS FOR JULY AND AUGUST!!!

Join us on Monday for our Under The Sea: Summer Arts Program

  • Under The Sea: 4:00 -5:00 PM

Week Two: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2

Lets celebrate the ocean and all its wonderful creatures and maybe mermaids too.

(All Ages)


Here are some new classes you might be interested in….

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Sewing Machine Class for You and Your Child!

Tuesday Nights from Time: 6:00-7:00 PM 

July 14, 21, and 28th

Join us at The Golden Button to learn your way around your sewing machine! While many children are now interested in learning how to use a sewing machines….more often than not, their parents do not know anything about sewing! This class is meant for parents and their children! Bring your child, one machine and one manual and learn the basics! Learn how to thread your machine, fill your bobbin, change broken needles, which needles to use for which fabric and work together with your child to create something fun for you and your child! Basic beginner projects and materials will be supplied!

Cost is $75 plus $20 (covers one adult and one child and all their supplies!)

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Drawing and Painting

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM

July 8, 15, 22, 29th

In this class we will focus on drawing and painting. Children will create art from still lives, models, photos and more. We will focus on our technique as well as how to be more positive on the outcome of finished artwork. Supplies include paint, charcoal, colored pencils, and ink. On nice days we may go outside for a little landscape drawing. Children will work at their own pace!

Each Child will receive a sketchbook to take home and carry with them!!! (Kids ages 7 to 12)

Cost is $65 plus a $20 supply fee.

Drawing and Painting More

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM

August 5, 12, 19, and 26th

In this class we will focus on drawing and painting. Children will create art from still lives, models, photos and more. We will focus on our technique as well as how to be more positive on the outcome of finished artwork. Supplies include paint, charcoal, colored pencils, and ink. On nice days we may go outside for a little landscape drawing. Children will work at their own pace!

Each child will receive a sketchbook to take home and carry with them!!! (Kids ages 7 to 12)

Cost is $65 plus a $20 supply fee.

There will be different projects than in July’s class but our focus will remain the same!

Kids Advanced Beginner Sewing Machine Classes:

Fridays from 1:00 -3:00 PM (2 hours!)

July 17, 24, and 31st

This class is for kids who have some experience with sewing machines. Join us at The Golden Button for this extended Sewing program. Kids will learn how to read sewing patterns and how to create finished clothing items. Focus on how and what materials to pick for your projects! How to read patterns and assemble garments.

Pattern choices will be given to you before the class begins. Each child will pick their own pattern.

Space in this class is extremely limited! You must register to participate in this class.

Cost is $115 (We supply your fabric and sewing pattern! Please bring your own Sewing Machine, manual, and you may bring your sewing kit… including your fabric scissors, pins, extra needles, button foot, zipper foot, seam ripper and other attachments for your machine.)


Special Events:

Family Paint Night: Sweet Treats!

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July 17th from 7-9PM

Join us for a night of treats! Create a large painting inspired by summer treats! Create a giant milkshake painting with a straw or a huge ice cream cone covered in rainbow sprinkles or even an oversized banana split with a cherry on top! This is an awesome night out for the family or a great pre slumber party event!

Up to 4 “family Members” can work on one large canvas ($55)

Or work on 2 smaller canvases ($55) Tracers are available if you would like to use them!

Some Icy treats will be served!

Kids Summer Paint Night!

Wednesday, July 15th 

From 6-8 PM

Drop the kids off and have a night off! Kids will create an awesome mixed media summer inspired painting! So much fun! Ages 5 and up.

Cost is $35 per child or 2 for $50 stay till 9 PM to create a awesome summer tshirt for $15 more! (Please let us know if your child is staying so we can have enough shirts!)

Adult Paint Night

Wednesday, July 29th from 7-9 PM.

Join us to create a guided painting! Miss Kate will take you step by step through a summer inspired painting! Snacks will be served (BYOB) $45 each or $70 for you and a friend!!! (You do not need to know how to paint!)

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RAINY DAY ART TODAY!

Since its blah and rainy today (Monday, June 1st!)…. If you would like to do some rainy day art… you can pop in today between 1 PM and 5 PM. smile emoticon
(Just show up… you don’t need to call ahead!)

Different projects to pick from….

*Open Painting: Little canvases $10 each
*Make a End of the Year Teacher Box $10 each
*End of the Year Teacher Magnet $8 each

*Father’s Day Gift Beer Mug $15 each
*A Little Mixed Media Magnet (fish, shark or turtle magnet) $8 each
*Father’s Day Painting on a little canvas $10 each

Also New Classes for June begin tomorrow!!!! (June class sessions are 3 weeks to bring us right to the end of school!)

Special Events in June!!!!

Don’t forget these special events at The Golden Button…

*Needle Felting: This Sunday 5/31/15 from 2-5 PM is Needle Felting Turtles or Fish with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals!!!! (cost is $40 to create a awesome wool sculpture! Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

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*Wine Glass Painting: Friday Night: June 5th Is Adult Night Out!!!! BYOB and paint your own set of 4 wine glasses!!! Learn how to make our designs or make your own up!!!! $45 for one set… Or Save $5 if you come with a friend! Snacks will be served!

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*Adult Painting: Friday, June 12th from 7-9 PM. Join us to create a guided painting! Miss Kate will take you step by step through a summer inspired painting! Snacks will be served (BYOB) $45 each or $70 for you and a friend!!!

*Needle Felting: Sunday 6/14/15 from 2-5 PM is Needle Felting Mermaids or Faries with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals!!!! (cost is $45 to create a awesome wool sculpture! Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

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*Friday, June 21st is Father/ Child Paint Night: Sign your child and their father up for Paint Night! They will paint a simple Step by step painting. Beer and chips will be served! (Rootbeer 🙂 We will be creating a night painting with glow in the dark stars!!!! So much fun! Each person will get their own canvas! Cost is $55 for one father and one child or $70 for one father and 2 children!)
Space is limited! (Call (203) 910-9948 to sign up!)

*Friday June 26th is Kids Night Out Summer Style! from 7-9 PM.
Drop the kids off and have a night out!!!! Start Summer off with a fun night out! Kids will create a summer night sculpture, a glow in the dark necklace and more!!!! (Ages 4 and up please!) COST IS $30 per child or 2 for $55!

(Please let us know if you would like to join these classes by calling (203) 910-9948 or messaging us here or email us at
info@ goldenbuttonshop.com )

DROP IN TIMES…. 

Drop in at The Golden Button in June to create awesome end of the year gifts for your teachers and one of a kind Father’s Day Gifts too!!!!

Prices vary! Some Gifts include… Personalized Beer Mugs for Dad and Awesome Wooden fish sculptures for Dad!!!!

Schedule for Drop in Art:

Wednesday, June 10th: Drop in between 1- 5 PM

Friday, June 12th: Drop in between 1-6 PM

Saturday, June 13th: Drop in between 1-4 PM

Wednesday, June 17th: Drop in between 1- 5 PM

Friday, June 19th: Drop in between 1-6 PM

Saturday, June 20th: Drop in between 1-4 PM


Photos From Some of this Weeks Classes and Parties…..

Hello there!!!! Here are photos from some of the classes at The Golden Button!!!! We are still having a deal for Summer Arts Programs… So please Register for you programs on or before June 1st to get 15 % off your programs!!!!!!!!

Click here to pick!!!


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German Shepherd Puppy Painting Party!!!!!

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Art Enrichment…. Georgia O’Keeffe Style….
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Wine Glass Painting!!!

Friday Night Events:

*Wine Glass Painting Night for Adults

Friday, May 29th from 7-9 PM: 

Sign up now for Wine Glass Painting for Adults! Friday, May 29th from 7-9 PM. Create an awesome set of wine glasses! Pick from several designs or make your own!!!! Cost is $45 to make a set of 4!!!! BYOB! Snacks will be served! Please register by calling (203) 910-9948 or messaging us here!

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GIVEAWAY ON FACEBOOK OR IN SHOP!

***GIVEAWAY*****SOOOOOOO… For all my FAVORITE Mother’s Out there…. We are giving away a very special Mother’s Day Gift!!!!!! (You actually don’t have to be a mother to win)

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LIKE and SHARE THE GOLDEN BUTTON with your friends (ON FACEBOOK) Then leave us a comment. One lucky winner with get a special Mother’s Day Portrait done my me!!! (Kate Gorham- Owner of The Golden Button) You can give it to your Mother or you can keep it. I will paint your favorite pet, person or really anything! This is a good one!!!! (App. size 9 in. x 12 in.) (Your Acrylic painting will be finished in 2-3 weeks this is made to order!)
OKAY GO!!! Get extra chances to win…. By dropping in To Mother’s Day Craft Making today or tomorrow! (Friday 5/8 between 2 and 4 PM OR Saturday 5/9 between 1 and 3 PM)
Winner will be announced next week!

Click here to Link to our Facebook Page!


Join us today, Friday 5/8 between 2 and 4 PM OR Saturday 5/9 between 1 and 3 PM) for Mother’s Day Crafts!!!!

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We also have Mother/ Daughter Paint Night

tonight…Friday 5/8: 7-9 PM (FULL) and Tomorrow Night…. Saturday 5/9 6-8PM

Cost is $55 for a parent with a child,

&70 for a parent with 2 children

& $84 for a parent with 3 children!!!

Snacks will be served!

We are painting this…

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Also…. If you sign up for our Summer Arts Programs before June 1st you get 15% off each class!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Check out out Summer Arts Program Page!

The Golden Button, Little Kids, Springy Art and MORE!

We are a little behind with postings and updating photos and all that good stuff! Here is a bunch of photos and other good things for you!

This Week at The Golden Button:

Friday, April 17th

* 5:30-6:30 PM: Join us for Springy Art ($20 for one class or sign up for all 3!) We are making giant flower or tree sculptures! CAN’T WAIT!

*A Very Special Paint Night for Kids and their Parents this Friday (April 17th!)

Bring your favorite little person and create a very springy (Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Painting!) Have a treat and enjoy spending time together! Miss Kate will guide you step by step to create these fun flowers! Then pick a quote and put it on your painting with our huge collection of letter stamps! Cost is $55 per pair (you each get your own canvas!)

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Other Important Events:

*Sunday, April 26th      2-5 PM         Needle Felting: Kittens

Join us at the Golden Button on Sunday, April 26th  at 2 pm to create 3-D Kitten sculptures. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable. In April’s class students will create a 4-5″, 3 dimensional felted cat!

Cost: $40 (Save $5 by bringing your own needles and foam)

To register call Kate at the Golden Button at 203-910-9948 or email us at info@goldenbuttonshop.com

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*Saturday, May 2nd       2-4 PM          Art with Family and Friends (and Miss Kate) at Flanders Nature Center!!! 

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*Sunday, May 3rd      5PM to 8 PM      Paint and Wine (with Miss Kate) at Cafe City Hall!

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*Saturday, June 13th!       Save the date for The South Pomperaug Arts Festival

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