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, teaching woodworking, sewing, fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and more.

What's New

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

9/28 & 9/29, 11am–6pm
At Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

Two dozen of our skilled artisans show and sell their wares. 200 other artists also on view throughout Jamaica Plain.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

At Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain

Artist in Residence L'Merchie Frazier and Teen Bridge unveil "New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself!" What monuments would like to see in our public spaces? Who would you like to honor and remember?

Tuesday night life-drawing resumes in September. 7-9pm every week except holidays and weather emergencies. Great vibe. Models, easels, artist-leaders. Pay at the door.

You spoke, we listened! Our new website should make it easy to find classes, enroll and learn about all we do. We know a new website can have kinks. If you find any, let us know and we’ll try to make things work for you. Thank you!

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Our School & Community Partnership corps spent orientation planning lessons on color, shape, line, value, literacy and meaning. They're fanning out to classrooms throughout the city to teach art and woodworking to thousands of children this year.

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Meet Our Business Supporters

Our local picture framing shop, Jameson and Thompson Picture Framers, has a rich history of supporting the local arts community, and has been a longtime business supporter of the Eliot School. Jameson & Thompson was founded in 1985 and has been on Greenview Ave in Jamaica Plain ever since.

From the very beginning, the shop was founded to serve the artist community with high quality picture framing. Today their team serves artists, collectors, galleries all over the city, and museums of all sizes. They strive to build a bigger, stronger network of artists, craftspeople and collaborators, using their shop as a hub.

Keep an eye out for partnership framing classes with their excellent team members.

Photo credit: Gretjen Helene

Alex Jacobson & Stephanie Putland
Jamaica Plain, MA