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. 

All In-House classes for spring and summer, as well as our Summer Program for Children and Adult Summer Intensives, are canceled due to the current health emergency.

Teen Bridge is working with our Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, online, and we are eager to unveil their project, InterGeneration, this fall. Our School & Community Partnerships are preparing to teach Boston Public School students in the new school year, whether in person or online.  More details here


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

What's New

Many thanks to Kurt Meyer Fine Woodworking, who donated beautiful inlaid stars for us to pass along to our leadership donors. Read more here
A 4-week Professional Development Series to help arts educators support students to process & express experiences due to COVID, racial injustice, & disability discrimination. Details here.
Work as a Teachers Aide and Administrative Assistant in our Partnership Program, starting Sept 1. Learn community-driven art education from the inside. Apply here now.
Safety and wellbeing are our top priority for our staff, teachers and Eliot School community. Read our update.


August Virtual Classes for Kids

Enroll your kids in an online class this August with 2 popular teachers from our Summer Program for Children. Register directly with the teacher.

Stop-Motion Animation Adventure with KXB Studio. Make a stop-motion animation. Use Offer Code: ELIOT for a special deal.

Robotics & Coding with DEILab. Design robots with Vex Code VR using any laptop or tablet. Details here


• Changes in our Team 
• Thank You Partnership teachers 
• Watch our Virtual Teen Bridge Celebration
• And More...

Read 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