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Passion Made Possible
Nickolas Werner

Two musicians pursue their craft—and new livelihoods—as promised by the support of the NBSS community. Discover how the dramatic expansion of our scholarship programs in recent years has helped current students Veronica Vaillancourt VM '21 and Jennifer Chen PT '20, PA '21 thrive in their programs

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Unbridled Enthusiasm
R. Scott Reedy

Last winter, students from the North Bennet Street School Carpentry program decamped to a sprawling Dover horse farm to renovate its guest house with a team from the Topsfield-based C2MG Builders, Inc., in a project that seamlessly dovetailed with their curriculum.

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Steady, Daily Work
Sarah Turner

Message From the President: I would have been proud to write this note to you simply marveling that we made it to the end of 2020 teaching in person with no program closures or serious health concerns at NBSS. That alone is an accomplishment, and I'm grateful for the diligence, care, and resilience that made it possible.

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In the Making: NBSS Alumni Roundtable

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, we held a virtual conversation with six recent alumni who have chosen careers as makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and educators—each contributing to their communities and their fields in important ways. They discussed what led them to train at NBSS, where they are in their careers now, lasting memories from their time at the School, and more. Watch a video of the full conversation here.

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In the Making: BA Harrington + Mary Savig

On Thursday, December 3, we were joined by Mary Savig, Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for a conversation with furniture maker, artist, and NBSS alumna BA Harrington CF '95. They showed previews of work from Suite Américaine, BA's newest project that examines a shift in American decorative arts that parallel changes in prevailing attitudes towards women. Watch a video of the full conversation here.

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