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NCE Middle School Programs
Needham Community Education’s NCE Elementary program offers a wide array of after school classes at each elementary school at the end of the school day.
Health and Wellness
Exercise and recreation classes
Fine arts and crafts
DYI, home, garden and skills classes
Humanities and science programs
Investment and financial planning classes
Learn to play a game or improve your game skills
SSAT, SAT prep, PSAT prep, and prep school, college and grad school application related programs for students and parents.
High Rock After School Clubs & Classes
Pollard After School Clubs & Classes
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Broadmeadow Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Eliot Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Mitchell Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes for Newman Students
NCE Elementary After School Classes at Sunita WIlliams
NCE Kids' Late Afternoon and Evening Classes
NCE Kids Virtual Classes
Week 1: July 8-12, Rising 1-5 Grades
Week 1: July 8-12, Rising 6-9
Summer Explorations programs for Week 2: July 15-19
Summer Explorations programs for Week 3: July 21-26
Summer Explorations programs for Week 4: July 29-Aug 2
Private Music Lessons
This class will cover how to safely and effectively utilize three basic hand tools: a hand plane, a chisel and a router plane. Through demonstrations and exercises, we will use a hand plane to dimension, smooth and square wood for an oil stone box. We will learn to precisely layout our design with a knife and marking gauge and how to chop and pare with a chisel. Finally, we will finish our boxes with a router plane. The instructor will also address any questions you may have along the way. Project materials (such as wood) are covered by the cost of the class. Tools (planes, chisels, marking gauges and knives, and router planes) will be provided. Note: Please bring an accurate combination square and pencil.
Justin Garnache is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Program. He has been making furniture for over 20 years and now teaches exclusively at Needham Furniture Makers. Justin specializes in chair design and fabrication through his business Atelier Garnache. He lives in Roslindale with his wife and daughter.
Peter Stein has been making wood furniture personally and professionally for over 25 years. As a graduate from the North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Program, he combines 18th century techniques and know-how with 21st century technology. In 2022, he opened Needham Furniture Makers, an innovative woodshop collective, providing space and machinery for professional and semi-professional woodworkers. After raising his kids in Needham for 20 years, he currently lives in Newton.
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