By Laurelle Walsh
Arts educator Bo Thrasher has long seen a need in the Methow Valley for a community classroom where teachers could hold classes and groups could meet. “Teachers have struggled to find an affordable place where classes could be held,” Thrasher said.
So when a space became available in the newly remodeled Bernard Hosey Founders Building — a former fire warehouse on the TwispWorks campus — Thrasher saw an opportunity and created a plan for the Education Station.
The Education Station is the central room on the first floor of the renovated Founders Building. It’s a classroom for all ages — from children to senior citizens — designed to host educational activities such as kids camps, elder hostels, language classes, dance classes or continuing education, according to Thrasher. “The Education Station provides a home for those who don’t have a teaching space,” she said.
“I see the Education Station as another way for TwispWorks to fulfill its mission of promoting economic vitality in the Methow Valley,” Thrasher said.
Rates for the 27- by 25-foot room start at $25, which includes use of six long tables, 40 chairs and a utility sink. An installed projector and screen, and an adjacent kitchen are available for additional fees.
Rates and rental information may be found at twispworks.org/partnersandprograms/partners/educationstation. An online rental request form may be submitted on the web page, where a Google Calendar shows confirmed rentals and space availability.
Email Thrasher at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.