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.

• Fall 16'–Winter 17' catalog (pdf)
• Summer Program for Children
• Registration Form (pdf)
• Refunds, Cancellations, Discounts & Other Policies

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


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What's New?

Register Now for
Fall & Winter Classes

Download a catalog (pdf).

Starting Soon

 Basic Tool Sharpening
Drop-Spindle Spinning
Landscape Photography
• Wicker Basketry
Drawing for Comics & Cartoons

340 Exhibition

Sept 10–30
Two International Place
Lobby, Downtown Boston
Open daily, 7am–7pm

Walk through 340 years of history in words and images, portraits and maps.

Oct 3–30
Innovation & Design Building
Makers Guild, 2nd floor
25 Drydock Avenue, Boston

Reception Wednesday, Oct 5
Join us for a reception and exhibition of work by Eliot School Woodworking Open Shop students and members of the Makers Guild. Mingle with the makers and our historian, Emma Thomas. 
Private Donor Reception 5:30–6:30pm
Public Reception 6:30–8:30pm
Eventbrite - 340 Years of Education & Craft
Part of ArtWeek Boston and American Craft Week

Historical Talk

The Eliot School, Manual Arts Training and the Arts & Crafts Movement

at Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
Thursday, October 20
Reception 5:30pm
Talk 6pm
Admission: $10. Tickets are available now here (scroll down to Oct 20, click MORE, then click the red Register button). We recommend you reserve your seat in advance.

A talk by Museum of Fine Arts curator Nonie Gadsden. 

We’re Hiring

Woodworking Teachers and Aides (p/t) for our School Partnership Program. Deadline: Rolling. Details here.
Acrylic Painting Instructor for adults. Details here.

About the Eliot School

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

The school celebrates its 340th birthday in 2016 with parties, talks, an exhibition and more. Watch for updates!

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, libraries and community centers 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 Throughout Boston

Our art and woodworking classes reach 2,000 children in Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. Add your school or organization, or find out more.

Building Great Art Education
in Boston Public Schools

We’re proud to found the Art Teachers Alliance, working to build great art education for all public school students in one section of Boston: Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and West Roxbury. Watch the video!

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