Bookbinding student Mitch Gundrum BB '21 is one who excels at learning how to make each component of something—in addition to his daily bookbinding and repair practice, he also makes paper and hand-shapes bookbinding tools. When NBSS program spaces closed in March, Mitch got got his hands dirty at home marbling and making paper, but also embraced research and academia. Explore more of his varied pursuits in this interview, part of our In the Making series.
For our students, part of the North Bennet Street School experience includes getting to know more about our historical North End. We strongly encourage you to explore the neighborhood! To get you started, members of the NBSS community have provided some recommendations to consider here.
As NBSS resumes in-person full-time training this fall, we are taking our responsibility to provide a healthy, safe, and productive environment seriously. We are fortunate that the character this difficult situation demands—adaptability, problem-solving, creativity, and focus—are all natural to our work in craft and skilled trades. Learn more about our robust Reopening Plan here.
Kids and kids at heart can easily learn how to make paste paper in this fun video tutorial with our Middle School program instructors Colin Urbina BB '11 and Erin Fletcher BB '12. This versatile hands-on technique has been used since the 16th century to create decorative paper. Make any design you can imagine!
August 18, 2020 marked the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women's constitutional right to vote. Many people spent years fighting for women's suffrage, including North Bennet Street School's founder, Pauline Agassiz Shaw. To mark this historic anniversary, we've assembled a short list of just a few historic and modern-day women in fine crafts and skilled trades.