See craftsmanship at work: North Bennet Street School’s annual Open House to be held November 2-3.

October 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
In early November, the public is invited to tour one of the nationís oldest schools of craftsmanship in action, as Bostonís acclaimed North Bennet Street School (www.nbss.org) holds its annual fall Open House.

The event will be held on Friday, November 2, 10am to 2pm and Saturday, November 3, 10am to 3pm. Admission to the event is free.

Visitors can watch and interact with students and instructors at work eight different areas of concentration Ė Furniture and Cabinetmaking, Violin Making, Carpentry, Locksmithing, Jewelry Making and Repair, Bookbinding, and Piano Technology. A free shuttle bus on Friday will provide rides to the schoolís Arlington, MA campus to view its Preservation Carpentry training program.

[EDITORíS NOTE: high-resolution photos of previous open house scenes available at mward@wardpr.com and/or 617-247-8797.]

Visitors also may take home finished crafts pieces by purchasing the work of students and alumni, available in the schoolís Gallery on the ground floor.

Serious amateurs looking into short workshop courses, aspiring artisans considering full-time programs, and those who are simply curious will find this annual fall tradition an informative, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the schoolís working studios and training methods.

A fully accredited, post-secondary institution of learning, North Bennet Street School has been training individuals in the trades since 1885. The school is internationally renowned for excellence in teaching, and for its role in promoting the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.

The school is located at 39 North Bennet Street, at the corner of North Bennet and Salem Streets, in Bostonís historic North End. The event is accessible via public transportation (Orange line via Haymarket; Green line via Haymarket or North Station). Visit www.nbss.org or call 617-227-0155 for more information.