[GBW] See craftsmanship training in action - North Bennet Street School Open House November 20 - 21

Henry Hebert communications at guildofbookworkers.org
Fri Nov 13 09:33:10 EST 2015

Boston school of craftsmanship and workforce training holds annual Open
House November 20 - 21

Aspiring craftspeople and the general public are invited inside North
Bennet Street School for a rare behind-the-scenes view of eight full-time
training programs.

BOSTON, MA, November 2015 - 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, 150 North Street
in Boston's historic North End.

The open house event begins on Friday, November 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and
continues on Saturday, November 21, 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: cabinet and furniture making, violin making and repair,
carpentry, preservation carpentry,  jewelry making and repair, piano
restoration, bookbinding and locksmithing and security technology.

Serious 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

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 at nbss.edu for more information.

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(Quick facts)

Who: North Bennet Street School

What: Annual Open House

Where: 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109 (North End, just off the Rose
Kennedy Greenway)

When: Friday, November 20, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Saturday, November 21, 10:00
am – 2:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Handicap Access: Yes

Parking: Limited street parking (metered) and discounted parking at the
Parcel 7 garage -

Nearest T stop: Haymarket (Orange, Green lines)

Directions: via Google maps - http://goo.gl/maps/97sY4

More Open House details: www.nbss.edu/openhouse

More about NBSS full-time programs and workshops: http://www.nbss.edu

Contact: 617-227-0155 and admissions at nbss.edu
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