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. 

We're pleased to open registration for our popular Summer Program for Children 2021. Due to the ongoing public health emergency and restrictions, all other tuition-based classes are still suspended until further notice. We are actively studying options for phased physical re-opening and online classes. To see a representation of our class offerings, please download a sample catalog HERE.

Our School & Community Partnership educators are teaching visual arts to Boston Public School students online, and Teen Bridge worked with 2020 Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, to complete their project, InterGeneration. We are mapping out plans to ensure clean air in our schoolhouse. You can help!


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

What's New

We are excited to announce Summer Program for Children has returned for 2021! The six-week program is scheduled to run from June 28 through August 6, 2021. Registration for the general public opens this Friday, January 22. Registration is first-come, first-served. Learn more here.
Call for Proposals: 
Passionate Instructors Welcomed! Deadline Feb 17. View details here.
Help us bring clean air to our schoolhouse, the first step in moving toward eventual re-opening in-person classes.
Learn more here


With so many online stores and businesses out there, we are making shopping easy with a list of various craft and artistry. 


Support our Faculty Artists

Now more than ever your support is needed to sustain our mission and the school’s future. 
Every gift makes a difference. 



March Salon Series:

Wed, March 24, 2021, 7pm
Talking to Kids About Race, Justice, and Their Power Using Art 
with Tanya Nixon-Silberg and Zahirah Nur Truth alongside moderator Alison Croney Moses and respondent Innosanto Nagara.
Learn more here.



Thank you to all who donated to our year-end appeal. We appreciate your generosity and support. Of course, it's never too late to support the Eliot School. 
In fact, Congress voted to extend charitable deduction incentives through 2021.
Learn more 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