This Week!!!

Hey a little reminder… Here are a few events happening this week at Bent of the River!!!


-Landscape Painting: Join us on Thursday Night from 6-7:30 PM (teens and adults) August 20. 27th and September 3rd. Come for the next three Cost is $60 plus $24 for supplies) or come to one class for $30


-Parent/ Child Paint Night at Bent of the River!

Friday, August 21st from 6-8 PM
Join us at the Bent Barn to create a very cool painting of your favorite local animals or birds! We will use Acrylic paint so wear your old clothes and remind your favorite little person to do the same!!!!
 Cost is $60 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 meet in the Bent Barn. 
(Please contact The Golden Button to register)


-Kids Landscape Painting Day! (Ages 7 & up)

Saturday, August 22nd from 2-4PM
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 $25 plus a $12 supply fee. (Bring a friend and you both save $5!!!!)

Plus don’t forget to sign up for Needle Felting Otters or Hedgehogs!!!

*Needle Felting Hedgehogs or Otters

Wednesday, August 26th: 7:00 PM to 9:30PM

Join us at the Golden Button on Wednesday, August 26th at 7 PM to create 3-D Hedgehogs or otter sculptures. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable. In this class students will create a 3 dimensional felted hedgehogs or otters! You will have enough materials to make another one!!!

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




Sunset Painters Art Show!!!

For the past few months we have had a Sunset Landscape Painting Class meeting at Bent of The River. Today we are hanging the show in the barn. You are invited to join us on September 17th at 7 PM for the Sunset Painters opening, or you can see it during Bent Fest on September 20th or anytime during this month when you are visiting Bent of the River in Southbury, CT!

10625106_737353989665703_2480697936068358874_nIf you would like to join us for the next Landscape painting class at Bent of the River here is the new class info….

-Autumn Landscape Painting at Bent of the River

(Class meets at Bent of the River on East Flat Hill Rd. in Southbury)

 Wednesday, September 24th, October 1st, 8th and 15th

at about 5:45 PM to about 7:30 PM or till it starts to get dark!

During Autumn in New England journey outside to see the colors begin to change. As the air gets crisp and everything turns…. join us to create some beautiful landscape paintings. Focus on colors and textures and the light on the trees. Beginners are welcome to create beautiful acrylic landscape paintings with Kate Gorham from The Golden Button!

Cost is $80 plus $30 supply fee. Drop in for just one class $34 (includes supply fee)



We are getting ready for our Grand Opening at our new space in Woodbury, CT!

Friday, September 5th 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

Call ahead to save a space or two!!!!


Saturday, September 6th from 1-5

-Grand Opening Day!

Stop in and see the new space! Create some art to take home! Say hi, enter our drawing for a free class have a snack and check out the new workshop and party space! We can’t wait to see you!

Book your child’s Birthday party, a craft party, shower, or bachelorette and save 50% on your base rate when you book from now till September 6th! We will have a cooking demo from Eat. Play. Live…..’Sharon Moore Martovich who is a nutritionist and chef will join us and you can sign up for cooking classes too!

Can’t wait to see you!



There are still spaces in these classes that begin this week……

-Hand Sewing (kids are welcome, keep in mind we are using needles!)

Thursdays from 4:30-5:30

September 4,11,18, and 25th

Learn basic hand sewing techniques, embroidery stitches, and how to apply vintage trim or appliqués. This is a great way to create something new from your old items!

Want to create a new up-cycled t-shirt or bag? Bring some old t-shirts, a hat, pillowcases, or a fabric bag to up-cycle! Your imagination is the limit! So much fun!


Cost is $65 plus $14 supply fee


Night Art Classes

Fridays from 5:30-6:30 PM

September 5,12,19th and 26th


Kids will create art based on the night! Some projects include painting night skies, creating starry wall hangings, creatures of the night art and other fun glowing things! This class is a great Friday night fun time! Wear old clothes! We might get messy!


Cost is $65 plus $14 supply fee