New Classes Starting This Week

In November you can sign up to create awesome Thanksgiving Centerpieces! Cost is $20 per Turkey includes awesome Paper mache Turkey forms, paint, feathers, and soooo much more!!!! Today we are working away at making turkeys! THis is not a drop in class You must sign up ahead of time to save a Turkey! (they take days to dry!)

Here are the dates available for Turkey Centerpieces!

  • Monday, November 10th: Between¬†1-6 PM
  • Friday, November 14th : Between 1-6 PM
  • Monday, November 17th: Between 1-6 PM
  • Friday, November 21st: Between 1-6 PM
  • Sunday, November 23rd: Between 11-5 PM
  • Monday, November 24th: Between 12-5 PM

Please call ahead, email, or message us with a order for Thanksgiving Turkeys!!! ūüôā

 (Other times available for private groups)

This week at The Golden Button……….

Today-Drop in Art Time

Every Monday- drop in between 1-5 PM

Each week we will have a different set of supplies for a different project. (You do not need to call ahead)

Cost is $15 per person (All ages are welcome)




Tuesdays from 6-7PM

Kids Sewing Machine Class

November 4, 11, 18 and 25th!

Bring your sewing machine and learn how to use it! Create your project of choice! First session we will jump right in with a easy project! Then we will pick a project of your choice to continue learning! Please bring a sewing machine, and your manual.

Cost is $65 plus $10 supply fee for thread and material for your first project!



Little Kids Art


Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00 ish

November 5, 12, 19th and 26th

Little children have fun explore different art mediums and creating art! All materials are safe and appropriate for little hands! We will create some art supplies in class! All ages are welcome. Parents, grandparents, babysitters may join!

Cost: $65 plus $12 supply fee





Painting and Drawing on Strange things!

Thursday from 4:30-5:20PM

November 6, 13, 20  and December 4th!

(Kids 8 and Up)

This painting class is a little bit different….. Instead of painting and drawing on normal canvases and paper we will focus on creating art on new and fun objects, pick from our collection of fun objects or bring something from home! Each week we will create art with fun new materials on unexpected objects!

Cost is $65 plus $16 supply fee




Make Your Own Art Supplies!

Fridays nights from 5:30-6:30 PM

November 7th, 14, 21, 28th

Join us on Friday Nights to make your own supplies!!!!!! This class is awesome!!!!

Make everything from paint to clay and then use them! Each child will create their own recipe book to take home! Lots of fun! All safe non toxic supplies!

Cost is $65 and a $16 supply fee!



Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 PM

*Needle Felting Bee

Needle Felting: ORNAMENT NIGHT- (set of three ornaments) Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 PM ($40) (your choice)
Needle Felting: ORNAMENT NIGHT- (set of three ornaments) Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 PM ($40) (your choice)

Join Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals at The Golden Button to do some Needle Felting.

Cost $10 to join! Bring a kit you have or are working on or buy one to make! Tea and treats will be served!



Friday, November 7th from 7-9 PM

-Paint and Cocktail Nights

Night out with your friends! Create a guided painting with Artist Kate Gorham while you have a cocktail and some snacks! This class is only for adults please! BYOB


Relax have fun and bring a friend!

$45 per person covers all your supplies!

Bring a friend and get 2 for $70

Saturday, November 8th

*Harry Potter Art:

from 1:00 to 2:30PM

Create an awesome owl sculpture and a magical wizard wand! Each child will have one large paper mache owl sculpture to paint, add feathers to and make their very own owl!!!!!! SOOOOO Much fun!!!


Cost is $30 per person!


*Harry Potter Cooking Class:

Do some healthy cooking with Sharon Martovich from Eat.Play. Live!



Re- Vamping The Golden Button!!!


OKAY JUST AS PROMISED… here are some pictures of the revamp process!
Moving stuff around and cleaning up ‚ô• Working on the new class schedule!
The shop is closed for a few weeks! Visit for upcoming classes and workshops and to book a birthday party!



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Some upcoming classes:

Crocheting Basics!

Learn how to crochet!!! Learn to read patterns and apply your new stitches to make hats, scarves, blankets!!! Easy for beginners… Also open to advanced beginners or for crocheters who need a little refresher!!! 

This class begins on Wednesday,  January 22nd, 29th, and February 5th from 6:30- 8 PM

Cost is $50 plus $10 supply fee.  (Supply fee does not including the cost of the yarn for your project! Discounts on yarn during class session or you can bring your own!)


Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals

Needle Felting: Pigs

2-4:30 PM is on Sunday, January 26th, 2014!!!

Cost is $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam!)

Needle Felting: Wall Hangings

6:30- 9ish PM on Thursday, January 30th, 2014!

Cost is $40 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam!)

Needle Felting: Chickadees

6:30- 9ish PM on Thursday, January 30th, 2014!

Cost is $40 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam!)

Needle Felting: Large Owls!!

(size of an actual Screech Owl!)

Day one: February 9th from 1- 5 PM cost is $50! (save $5 if you bring your own foam and needles!)

Day two: February 23rd from 1-5 PM to finish your owl ($25)


Photos from Fridays Winter Arts and Craft Class… weaving a scarf….. and finishing up some winter paintings.

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These are photos from my Screen Printing Class at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven!

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Drop Spinning Workshop: Part 2

Today we had the second part of our Spinning Workshop with Rose Garbien of Bittersweet Ridge.

Rose taught us how to hand-spin with a drop spindle. We learned how to ply our yarn and how to set it. We learned about all the different supplies and different materials we could use. We even learned how to use a spinning wheel! It was interesting and fun and we had a great time and learned a lot.


We were so lucky today because Rose brought in her spinning wheels and we were able to spend a few hours learning how to use them!!!!!

 After we all got a few turns we finished off our yarn by plying on our drop spindles.

Now I can set the twist and then I can dye (it if I like) With 1 oz of Shetland Wool I made about 20 yards of two ply beautiful hand spun yarn!!!! ¬†Tomorrow I am going to wash this and hang it out to dry! I can’t wait.

I have to say I really loved learning how to make yarn. I want to thank Rose for teaching us! It was Awesome!

We Love Painting!!!

Look at this little cutie!!!!

We love Painting at The Golden Button!!!

Open Painting Workshop tomorrow 12-3PM

$10 for one canvas and lots of paint choices.

Everyone is welcome! All Ages.

Next week we will be announcing a whole bunch of different classes and workshops for kids and adults including weekly Open Painting Days!!!

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!)