Join us with a hammer, a thimble, a camera or a brush...

and pursue your desire to create. Find us in our Jamaica Plain classrooms and in public schools and community centers throughout Boston. 

We're pleased to open registration for our popular Summer Program for Children 2021. Due to the ongoing public health emergency and restrictions, all other tuition-based classes are still suspended until further notice. We are actively studying options for phased physical re-opening and online classes. To see a representation of our class offerings, please download a sample catalog HERE.

Our School & Community Partnership educators are teaching visual arts to Boston Public School students online, and Teen Bridge worked with 2020 Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, to complete their project, InterGeneration. We are mapping out plans to ensure clean air in our schoolhouse. You can help!


Woodworking • Upholstery & Furniture Restoration • Sewing & Fashion • Fiber Arts • Book & Paper Arts • Printmaking • Photography • Drawing & Painting • Mixed Media • Tinkering & Inventing • Other Crafts

What's New

We are excited to announce Summer Program for Children has returned for 2021! The six-week program is scheduled to run from June 28 through August 6, 2021. Registration for the general public opens this Friday, January 22. Registration is first-come, first-served. Learn more here.
Call for Proposals: 
Passionate Instructors Welcomed Deadline Feb 5. View details here.
Help us bring clean air to our schoolhouse, the first step in moving toward eventual re-opening in-person classes.
Learn more here


With so many online stores and businesses out there, we are making shopping easy with a list of various craft and artistry. 


Support our Faculty Artists

Now more than ever your support is needed to sustain our mission and the school’s future. 
Every gift makes a difference. 



Upcoming Salon Series:

Thursday, Jan. 27, 7pm
Join Eliot School Executive Director Abigail Norman and Director Alison Croney Moses for another discussion in our salon series.
Learn more here



"Let the globe, if nothing else
Say this is true
That even as we grieved, we grew
That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried"

Let us remember Amanda Gorman’s reading of her inauguration poem "The Hill We Climb."
Her words lifted us like a wave of hope, paving the way for brighter days to come.
Read more here.

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Meet Our Business Supporters

Our local picture framing shop, Jameson and Thompson Picture Framers, has a rich history of supporting the local arts community, and has been a longtime business supporter of the Eliot School. Jameson & Thompson was founded in 1985 and has been on Greenview Ave in Jamaica Plain ever since.

From the very beginning, the shop was founded to serve the artist community with high quality picture framing. Today their team serves artists, collectors, galleries all over the city, and museums of all sizes. They strive to build a bigger, stronger network of artists, craftspeople and collaborators, using their shop as a hub.

Keep an eye out for partnership framing classes with their excellent team members.

Photo credit: Gretjen Helene

Alex Jacobson & Stephanie Putland
Jamaica Plain, MA