Continuing Education & Workshops

NBSS offers workshops and short-term courses in bookbinding, calligraphy, jewelry and metals, carpentry and home repair, woodworking (hand and machine), musical instruments and locksmithing. Unless otherwise noted in the course description, all workshops accommodate beginner to advanced students. The student/teacher ratio rarely exceeds ten to one.

Workshop listings

Bookbinding and Calligraphy
Jewelry Making
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certificate programs
North Bennet Street School and Massachusetts College of Art and Design offer a joint Furniture Design Certificate Program . Students who enroll in this program benefit from the unique expertise, faculty and equipment at both institutions.

School Partnership

NBSS partners with several local middle schools and high schools to provide workshops to students during the school day and after school.   


North Bennet Street School workshops are taught by accomplished professionals and master craftspeople, including many who are graduates of NBSS full-time programs. Lectures, demonstrations, and bench exercises are combined to provide students with a range of information and practical experience. Please visit our instructor bio page for more information. 


Workshops are held year round at the new facility at 150 North Street. Class hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm for most daytime classes, and 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm for evening classes.

Registration Policies

Please view our registration and cancellation policies here

Contact Us
Katie Theodoros
Director of Continuing Education
617-227-0155 x130


Workshops and other continuing-education programs at North Bennet Street School are NOT accredited.

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Not sure what to give your craft-loving family and friends? NBSS gift certificates can be used toward purchases in the NBSS store or continuing education workshops. BUY NOW.

The 10% discount for early registration begins for classes starting January 1, 2016. Exceptions include the Three-month furniture making intensive and other special workshops.
Download a PDF of the Fall 2015 brochure or search the online calendar.

"My instructors possessed a wealth of information and experience, plus they were fun, approachable, and enthusiastic."

Evan Schumer
Fundamentals of
Machine Woodworking
The workshop programs receive support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.