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 17'–Winter 18' catalog (pdf)
Summer Program for Children 2018
Registration for returning families 1/16/18
Registration for all 1/23/18
• Registration Form (pdf)
• Refunds, Cancellations, Discounts & Other Policies

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


Contact us. Help out at events, in the office, and more.

What's New?

Affordable Creative Fun!
Summer Program for Children

Registration for returning families begins Tuesday, Jan 16 at noon (check your email for a schedule), and for the general public Tuesday, Jan 23 at noon. The schedule will be posted Jan 23.

Call for Proposals
Artists in Residence

Propose community-engaged artists' residencies for 2019 and 2020 in conjunction with our Teen Bridge program. Application deadline January 31, 2018. Find out more here.

Neighbors’ Open House to Envision Facilities Expansion

Sunday, Jan 28, 2–4pm
at Farnsworth House, 90 South St., Jamaica Plain
Join designLAB architects to help envision what expansion of our schoolhouse might look like. Click here to Attend. Details here.

We’re Hiring

  • In House Program Director. Details here.
  • Registrar. Details here.
  • Woodworking Teachers and Aides (p/t) for our School Partnership Program. Deadline: Rolling. Details here.

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. Our new Teen Bridge Program mentors a small group of Boston teens.

The school celebrated its 340th birthday in 2016. 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.

Supporting Art Teachers

We’re proud to found the Art Teachers Alliance, working to support art teachers throughout Boston with professional development and more.

Teen Bridge

Our Teen Bridge Program brings together a select group of youth from our partner schools for mentorship, art instruction, job training and employment. 

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