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North Bennet Street School hosts unique presentations by standout youth makers

North Bennet Street School hosts unique presentations by standout youth makers
Free public event features teen makers, builders, and artists with their mentors

North Bennet Street School (NBSS), the region’s premier center for craft, trade, and artisan education, presents MakeSpeak: Youth Edition. Join the contemporary craft community for an inspired evening packed with stories from innovative young sculptors, farmers, carpenters, and indie rock musicians. This free event features seven fast-paced presentations by a series of young people who each get seven minutes to present their current projects and reflect on the role of making and creativity in their lives.

Rebecca W. King, Executive Vice President of North Bennet Street School serves as host, and the evening will also feature musical interludes by Wild Painting. Reception with coffee and desserts to follow. MakeSpeak: Youth Edition is a FREE event and family friendly. Seating is limited, please RSVP in advance.

This event is choreographed by Commonwealth of Craft, a consortium of Massachusetts educational and cultural organizations including: Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, Fuller Craft Museum, Ceramics Program/OFA Harvard, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Metalwerx, Mudflat Studio, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, North Bennet Street School, Stonybrook Fine Arts, The Society of Arts and Crafts, and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

About North Bennet Street School
One of the nation’s oldest schools for hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, North Bennet Street School ( is internationally known for its programs and for helping students to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. For more than a century, the exceptional programs, master faculty and inspiring community have encouraged individual growth, curiosity, technical mastery and commitment to excellence.

The School offers full-time programs in Bookbinding, Carpentry, Cabinet & Furniture Making, Jewelry Making & Repair, Locksmithing & Security Technology, Piano Technology, Preservation Carpentry, and Violin Making & Repair. In addition, NBSS provides continuing education classes in a range of related disciplines. The School is located at an impressive, new facility in Boston’s historic North End, the community in which it was originally founded in 1881.