Aspiring furniture and cabinet makers - and those merely curious about the process of making things by hand - are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's oldest schools of craftsmanship during a special open house at the North Bennet Street School in Boston’s North End.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 5. Admission is free.
In addition to furniture making, visitors are invited to watch and interact with students and instructors at work in seven other areas of crafts training, including violin making, handmade cabinetry, piano restoration and locksmithing.
Serious amateurs seeking short workshop courses, as well as aspiring furniture makers considering full-time employment will find this annual fall tradition an informative look at the school’s working studios and training methods.
Visitors are also invited to view and purchase the finished work of students and alumni in the school’s gallery store on the ground floor.
North Bennet Street School is a fully accredited, post-secondary crafts academy. For information, visit www.nbss.org.