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 throughout Boston. 

Our Schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain is gradually reopening for Fall and Winter classes. Check listings here. A new clean-air system ensures the safety of our classrooms and COVID protocols will be in place. 

Our School & Community Partnership educators have returned to classrooms in Boston Public Schools, teaching art and woodworking. Teen Bridge is recruiting for 2022 and we are inviting Artist in Residence proposals for 2023.  


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

What's New

Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30pm via Zoom
Fall update with Executive Director Abigail Norman, Associate Director Alison Croney-Moses and new Program staff: Classes, partnerships and more...


Deadline: Nov 5
Apply to join our intensive multi-year teen program.
Deadline: Oct 25
Applications are open for our 2023 Artist in Residence position.

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The Eliot School prepares to reopen its Schoolhouse for classes and workshops for Fall, 2021!

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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