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The Hive Encaustic Studio

The Hive is the encaustic studio of artist Karen Brown located in the Alton Mill Arts Centre. Offering encaustic workshops, open studio time, original artwork and so much more.

Bio: Encaustics is an ancient art form that involves fusing layers of beeswax-based paint using various heating techniques. It is kept molten on a heated palette, applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a durable, archival surface. Encaustic medium can be used as is or combined with pigment such as oil paint or powdered pigments. As the layers are built up, objects can be embedded in the wax and gouging techniques can be incorporated to create shapes and designs. Colors are used simultaneously to add depth and beauty to the work.
Encaustics is a unique medium which allows participants to explore their creativity while effectively engaging the senses.

It is both deeply therapeutic while at the same time promoting a sense of play.

Inspiration: Encaustics is a unique medium that everyone should try. We encourage play and experimentation during the learning experience.

Services Offered: Located in Studio 201 at the Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen St West Alton, the Hive offers workshops, open studio time, private lessons, original art and art supplies.

Visit to see the full list of available workshops and upcoming schedule.


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