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 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