New Classes at Bent of the River

We are extremely excited to announce……

The Golden Button is partnering with Audubon Center at Bent of the River, in Southbury, to bring fun and exciting classes and workshops to the community.

Summer Classes in  June to July….


-Hand Sewing and Embroidery Basics for Kids


Learn to create pictures and designs while hand sewing. Add embellishments to pillows, clothes, bags and blankets! Learn how to join fabric and add item like lace. This class is excellent for adding an artistic touch to already made items! These basic techniques can be used to make a sampler or a finished piece for clothing! So much fun! You can create anything!

Children 8 and up please. We will learn our stitches then learn how to apply them!


Tuesdays 4:15 to 5:15 PM

June 24th, July 1st July 8th and July 15th

Cost is $70 plus $15 supply fee.



Crochet Basics

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Learn how to crochet! Great if you are new to crochet or need a refresher! Learn all your stitches and how to apply them! Then create the project of your choice! You can opt to create a granny squares blanket, make toy fruits and veggies, or little amigurumi animals!!! So much fun! We will supply patterns and everything you need. Work at your own pace and learn to crochet!


Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:30 PM

June 24th, July 1st July 8th and July 15th

(Cost is $70 and a $12 supply fee)




-Kids Nature Art


Visit Southbury’s own Audubon Center at Bent of the River and create some beautiful nature art. Incorporate natural materials in you artwork!

Create a bird sculpture, make a painting with found objects, Learn about installation art in nature and make a sculpture then photograph it! Lots of fun!


Class open to children 5 and up.


When: June 25th and July 2nd, July 9th and 16th

Meets Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 PM


Cost: $70 and $15 supply fee



-Sunset Landscape Paintings at Bent of the River


Sunset at Bent of the River is just breathtaking! Take advantage of the beautiful landscapes and sunlight and learn how to paint! You may just see an owl!

Explore and learn how to create a beautiful landscape with acrylic paint. For all ages and levels. Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 ish PM.

Instructor: Kate Gorham


When: June 25th and July 2nd, July 9th and 16th


Cost: $80 and supply fee of $30

We will supply tabletop easels, canvas and painting supplies!


 Sign up now!!! Space is limited! Please contact us with any questions!!!!

Call: (203) 910-9948


or Message us on facebook 




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