Classes in Crafts & Fine Arts for All Ages

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What's New?

Snow Plans

Friday classes will run as usual.

Parking in the Snow

Parking is extremely limited around the school. Please consider taking the T or having a friend drop you off and pick you up from class. Give yourself extra time to find parking. You may use the free municipal lot behind Blanchards Liquors, off Centre St, between Burroughs and Thomas, but realize it has a 2-hour time limit.

Spring/Summer Registration

  • Summer Program for Children:
    • 1/29 Early Bird registration opens for returning families
    • 2/3   Registration opens for all
  • Upholstery:
    • 2/5   Early Bird registration for Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Upholstery students
  • Spring & Summer Classes:
    • 2/11 Spring/Summer registration opens for all

Starting Soon...

Intermediate Woodworking: Stool
Art Critique
Wild Journals
Altered Books
Acrylic Painting

Faculty Exhibition
Jamal Thorne: Dualities & Binaries

Exhibition Feb 5–Mar 1, 2015
Thursday, Feb 5, 6–8pm
Artist’s Talk
Thursday, Feb 19, 7pm
Eventbrite - Jamal Thorne: New Work
  Eventbrite - Jamal Thorne: Artist's Talk

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, 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 in Our Public Schools

Our art and woodworking classes reach some 1,500 children in Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. Add your school or organization, or find out more.

Roslindale Arts Initiative Expands to BPS Network E

We’re working with teachers, principals and parents to build great art education for all public school students in one section of Boston: Boston Public Schools Network E. We started in Roslindale, and we're growing from there. Read about our start in the JP Gazette, and see photos from past exhibitions. Stop by our Network E Youth Arts Festival this January in Mattapan.

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