News: North Bennet St. School jewelry-making program to be featured
during grand opening, Nov. 8 & 9
BOSTON, MA September 12, 2013 - Aspiring jewelry makers - and those
merely curious about the process of making exquisite jewelry by hand
- are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at one of the America's
oldest schools of craftsmanship during a special two-day grand
opening at the North Bennet Street School 's new facility at 150
North Street in Boston's historic North End.
The open house event begins on Friday, November 8, 12 noon - 4:00 pm
and continues on Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission
Visitors are invited to watch and interact with students and
instructors in the eight areas of concentration - from violin making,
carpentry and handmade furniture to piano restoration, jewelry making
For the first time in decades, all of the school's programs are
under one roof in 65,000 square feet of refurbished, energy-efficient
space located about five blocks from the original home where the
school was founded nearly 130 years ago.
Serious amateurs seeking workshops and short courses and aspiring
artisans considering full-time careers are welcome to wander 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 finished work of students and
alumni on sale in the school's new Gallery Store in the North Street
lobby of the new building.
North Bennet Street School is a fully accredited, post-secondary
crafts academy. Founded in 1885, 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
call 617-227-0155 or email admissions AT nbss. edu for more
Where: 150 North St. in Boston's North End
When: Friday, November 8, 12 noon - 4:00 pm; Saturday, November 9,
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Handicap Access: Yes
Parking: Limited street parking (metered).
Nearest T stops: Haymarket (Orange, Green lines)
More Open House details: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80it
More About the School: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80is