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. 

Due to the ongoing public health emergency and restrictions, all In-House classes have been suspended until further notice. We are actively studying options for phased physical re-opening and online classes as the situation allows. To see a representation of our class offerings, please download a sample catalog HERE.

Teen Bridge is working with our Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, online, and we are eager to unveil their project, InterGeneration, this fall. Our School and Community Partnership educators are teaching visual arts to Boston Public School students online. 


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

What's New

This year, support craft & creativity in New England for #GivingTuesday. Learn more here.


Long-time Eliot School business supporter Jameson & Thompson announce their first annual Winter Market. Support our Eliot School artist faculty who will be vending. Learn more here


Thanks to 127 donors we are sending art supplies to 1,300 BPS students this fall. More details here
Schoolhouse Facilities Coordinator Andrew Riiska and  Shop Assistant Jasmanie Gonzales have been working diligently to make our schoolhouse a better and safer work environment for all. Join the journey towards reworking the schoolhouse with Andrew’s blog post updated daily. Details here.   


Eliot School Salon Series

Join us Thursday, December 3, 7pm, for a preview of InterGeneration, the documentary-in-progress that began in our 2020 Artist In Residence Teen Bridge Program with artist/filmmaker, Carolyn Shadid Lewis. This event is FREE but you must register to attend.
For more details and to watch the trailer click here



• Support Art for Kids
• 12/3 Eliot School Salon 
• Join our 1676 Society
• And more...

Read the Latest Newsletter here.

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Meet Our Alumni

A childhood moment in an Eliot School mural-making class provided a lifelong quest for Julia Ryan––recognizing the importance of an artists’s self-discovery.

A Jamaica Plain resident and graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, Julia Ryan is the first Artist Resource Manager for the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston. She helps individual artists navigate the ins and outs of opportunities and resources, and guides them through permit and licensing challenges.

Her personal and professional work focuses on creating welcoming and accessible art spaces and the exploration of art through a lens of community engagement and empowerment, with special interest in access to art for youth– the very things that enriched her Boston childhood. 

Photo credit: Donrick Pond

Julia Ryan
Jamaica Plain, MA