Karen Brown
Erin, Ontario 


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Karen Brown Encaustics
Encaustic Mixed Media Artist
Good Morning All,

am beyond thrilled to let you all know that as of October 1st I will be sharing a new studio space at the historic Alton Mill Arts Center. Studio 201- The Hive!!

Andrea and Dan created the hive 8 years ago and it has been celebrated as one of the most esteemed encaustic art studios in Ontario. An incredible community has been created within its walls.

As we all move forward in our journeys we are so grateful that Andrea and Dan are able to hand over the hive to Kim and I.
Kim Kool is an incredible artist and has been an encaustic instructor for many years. She is absolutely lovely with an amazing energy that I am so excited to create with.
The hive community that has developed over the years is something we both cherish. Our goal is to keep the essence of the hive the same and hope that it will evolve into a space of our own that everyone can enjoy.

We are really looking forward to taking over the hive to showcase our work and host some incredible workshops and events.
We will continue with a variety of workshops and open studios. We are also discussing many different opportunities for artists and instructors to use the hive to exhibit their own work and host their own classes.
Andrea and Dan have been such an integral part of the Alton Mill that we hope they will continue to have a strong influence.  
Andrea will still be teaching her Connect and Create class which has become a staple at the hive.
Waxwork Encaustic Supplies will still be available at the hive. We will help Dan keep it fully stocked for all of our needs.
We are also planning to be open during the week when out schedules allow. As we move forward we will be setting up and online platform for studio hours, upcoming workshops and exhibits, and studio rentals.  

Please see our Calendar for Hive hours and events here
We would love for to see old and new Hivesters come out to introduce themselves. This will be a great time to hear all of your questions, concerns and suggestions. 

 Our Grand Open House will be on Saturday December 15 from 10-5. We would love to show off our new space to absolutely everyone so come one come all!!
At this time there are so many details to work through. As we slowly proceed we hope you will all be there to support us in on our new adventure and to join us in our excitement.  

Here’s to all the power and magic that we can create! See you in The Hive – Encaustic Studio #201