Full-Time Program Videos
We offer nine Full-Time, professional programs, each of which offer intensive, hands-on training. Watch these videos to get an inside look into each program and meet our faculty members.
In addition to our Full-Time programs, we also offer Continuing Education courses for craftspeople of all ages and experience levels.
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For every student at NBSS, there is a moment when they “get it.” Our faculty love these moments – when students begin to feel connected to their craft and the power of what they can create with their hands.
Working With Your Hands
President Emeritus Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99 shares insight into the intelligence of the hands and the importance of learning hand skills.
The Veteran Experience
Hear what it’s like to be a veteran at NBSS from President Emeritus Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99.
Sounds of NBSS
Students at America’s first trade school spend each day working with their hands: carving, tuning, chopping, sewing, turning, welding, sharpening, grinding. The sound of building all these skills is music to our ears.
Jewelry Making & Repair Department Head Ann Cahoon JM ’02 talks about the lessons learned by making mistakes in jewelry making.
Refining Your Tools
Dan Faia CF ’94, Cabinet & Furniture Making Department Head, discusses how he teaches students to find and remove burrs by hand when sharpening woodworking tools.
Craftsmanship that Stands the Test of Time
Preservation Carpentry Department Head Steven O’Shaughnessy PC ’99 describes the time-honored skills of their trade.