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

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

Our Schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain is open for in-person classes. Our clean-air system ensures classroom safety and COVID safety rules include mandatory vaccination, masks, and limited class size.

  • While the City of Boston has removed the mask mandate for most businesses/public settings, we continue to require masks indoors to protect the safety of our students and instructors. 
  • We require demonstration of COVID vaccination for all eligible students.  Please bring your vaccination card or other verification with you to your first class.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

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

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Last week, our wood shop was full of colorful wooden carvings in the shapes of animals, people, and fantasy creatures. Norberto Fabian visited us all the way from San Martín Tilcajete, the small rural woodcarving community outside the city of Oaxaca, to teach Oaxacan woodcarving for a day.

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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