In the Making: From Student to Instructor

April 10, 2024

“Every time I teach, I learn. And it makes me a better woodworker, a better furniture maker. …I have to articulate not just what I’m doing, but why I’m doing it.”

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, we spoke with three instructors who have passed through each layer of education in the Cabinet & Furniture Making program: Matt Wajda CF ’00, Ellen Kaspern CF ’03, and Rachel Prentki CF ’18.

Focusing on the ever-growing ecosystem of NBSS, our panel discussed their NBSS journeys and careers and how they have crossed paths as students and instructors.

“In the Making” is a public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more and view a full list of events on the series homepage.

With thanks to our underwriters

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Holt & Bugbee
Adams + Beasley Associates

Feinmann, Inc.
Platt Builders

Columbia Contracting Corp.
F.H. Perry Builder
Firestone & Parson Inc.
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency

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