Imagine a place in Hyattsville where you could grow your own food, draw a sketch of it, cook it, and then eat it.
That will eventually be the new Art Works Studio School in the beautiful, but dilapidated Marche Florist building on Route 1 in Hyattsville where the school is planning to move to later this year from its studio space in Mount Rainier.
We recently caught up with Barbara Johnson, a native of Mount Rainier and founder and executive director of Art Works. The above image is an architectural model of what the new Art Works Studio School will look like, which Johnson said will include a toddler room, outdoor area, a kitchen for cooking classes, event space, and even a restaurant.
Along with the rest of the building, Johnson said they’ll be rehabbing the existing greenhouse and will even add some green elements to the new facility, which will be keeping with the trends in the area such as the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville’s green roof.