Classes in Crafts & Fine Arts for All Ages

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Register Online. But first… check individual class pages to make sure your class is not full. All updated schedule changes are also included.

We also add classes outside of our printed catalog. Browse to find out more.


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What's New?

Adult Summer Intensives

Dining Room Chair
Upholstery Week
Silk/Wool Vest
Figure Drawing Marathon

Fall & Winter Classes

New classes and workshops in all areas: woodworking, fashion, fibers, art. Plus Tinkering for kids and Home Repair for adults.
• July 29—Registration opens
• July 8–28—Early bird registration for Upholstery students from spring/summer terms ONLY

Summer Program for Children • Now thru July 25

Ages 6–14. Woodworking, art, fashion, photography, LEGO. It’s our last great week, and we’re already thinking about next summer. See some great photos on our Facebook page.

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Scholarship Fund & Schoolhouse Improvements

30 children out of a total 229 are attending our Summer Program this year on full scholarship. Your donation helps families of all income levels attend.
And we’ll replace our wood shop floor and make other improvements in August & September. Your generosity helps make our building better.

About the Eliot School

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all.

We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts. Our School Partnership Program sends teachers to classrooms throughout the city, and we teach both adults and children at our schoolhouse in the heart of Boston. Children's art classes take place after school, on weekends, and in our Summer Program for Children.

Founded in 1676 as a grammar school, we turned our focus in the late 19th century to the manual arts. We are known today for our excellent faculty, welcoming atmosphere, small class size, and the charm of our historic site.

Located in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, we are easily accessible by car and by T, with plenty of public parking nearby.

Art & Woodworking in Our Public Schools

Our art and woodworking classes reach over 1,200 children in Boston’s public schools, public housing and community centers. Add your school or find out more.

Roslindale Arts Initiative

We’re working with teachers, principals and parents to build great art education for all public school students in one Boston neighborhood. Read about it in the JP Gazette, and see photos from last year’s Roslindale Open Studios exhibition.

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
24 Eliot Street, PO Box 300351 • Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617.524.3313 •