Event Notices

North Bennet Street School Holds Open House November 14 & 15 in its New North End Facility

Aspiring furniture makers, bookbinders, carpenters, jewelry makers – or those merely curious about the process of making beautiful things by hand – are invited to a special behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s oldest schools of craftsmanship during a two-day open house at North Bennet Street School’s new facility at 150 North Street.

Furniture making workshops and the full-time cabinet and furniture making program draws students from across the country.

The open house event begins on Friday, November 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and continues on Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission is free.

Visitors are invited to watch and interact with students and instructors as they learn and hone their traditional hand skills in the eight areas of concentration – violin making, carpentry, furniture making, piano technology, bookbinding, jewelry making, preservation carpentry, locksmithing and preservation carpentry.

One year ago, all of the school’s full-time programs and workshops were relocated to a larger renovated building on North Street, about five blocks from the original site on North Bennet Street where the school was founded in 1881.

Amateurs seeking workshops and short courses and aspiring artisans considering full-time careers are welcome to tour through the school for an informative, inspiring look at the expansive studio spaces and traditional training methods that have earned the school its international reputation for excellence.

Visitors are also invited to view the finished work of students and alumni on sale in the school’s Gallery/Store in the North Street lobby of the building.

North Bennet Street School is a fully accredited, post-secondary crafts academy. Founded in 1881, the school is internationally renowned for excellence in teaching and for its role in promoting and preserving traditional crafts skills.

The open house event can be reached by public transportation (MBTA Orange and Green lines to Haymarket stop). Visit www.nbss.edu/openhouse, call 617-227-0155 or email admissions@nbss.edu for more information.