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.


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

What's New

Open for registration now. 7 weeks of summer fun, 1 week at a time. Woodworking, LEGOs, Robots, Fashion, Art, Inventions, Gizmos & more. Ages 6–14. Details here.

Currently hiring: Afterschool Visual Arts/Woodworking Lead Teacher (Part-time). Details here.

Give a gift of creativity! Details here

Help inspire lifelong learning in craft and creativity FOR ALL. Every gift makes a difference. Donate today! 

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• Many Thanks!
• We saved You a seat for Winter Classes 
• Summer Program for Children 
• Summer Craft Intensives  
• Extreme Makeover - Wood Shop Edition  
• Teen Bridge's Neighborhood Totem Travels   
• Creativity with Boston Teachers Union Students 
• A Resolution You Can Keep!   

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Meet Our Students

Maggie Hill began taking classes at the Eliot School over four decades ago when she was 26 years old and starting out as an elementary school teacher. She hasn’t missed many classes since.

After many years in our furniture restoration and upholstery classes, she continues to take our sewing classes where she makes slipcovers, curtains and other embellishments for her house. Over the years, Maggie has refurbished and repaired almost everything in her living room and her pieces grace the homes of her relatives and friends.

She finds liberation in refinishing furniture and freedom in changing her own environment.

Additionally, Maggie advises the school on improving accessibility as part of our ongoing process of planning improvements to our space.

Maggie Hill
Mattapan, MA
Eliot School sewing student Maggie Hill