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. 

Our Schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain is open for in-person classes. Our clean-air system ensures classroom safety and COVID safety rules include mandatory vaccination, masks, and limited class size.

  • While the City of Boston has removed the mask mandate for most businesses/public settings, we continue to require masks indoors to protect the safety of our students and instructors. 
  • We require demonstration of COVID vaccination for all eligible students.  Please bring your vaccination card or other verification with you to your first class.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

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

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Join us LIVE for our final concert Sunday, Oct 2 at 4pm: John Williams Jam Band. Admission free. Bring your own seat.
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This year, JP Open Studios is happening Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 11am-6pm. We are elated to celebrate and amplify the artists and makers we proudly work with every day. They'll display their artistry and lead art-making and live demonstrations. Sunday at 4pm, enjoy the next-to-last concert in our Schoolyard Concert Series, starring the Stan Strickland Trio. 

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Meet Our Alumni

An alum of the Eliot School children’s sewing class, Takeiya Perry is a practicing fashion designer, showing her collections in Boston Fashion Week and local galleries.

Her children now take sewing classes at the Eliot School with Carol Price.

Over 20 years ago Takeiya was able to receive the same basic sewing instruction that allowed her to discover who she is—to become the emerging fashion designer she is today. Her early connection with craftsmanship empowered her to dream, to take a chance; today her children have the same opportunity.

Photo credit: Gretjen Helene

Takeiya Perry