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

What's New

 

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is happy to join several esteemed local non-profit organizations in partnership with Dunamis to produce JP Porchfest 2022! 

Join us LIVE at the Eliot Schoolyard for summer concerts, Sundays 4pm, June 5-Sept 25: Soul, jazz, pop, neo-soul, neo-reggae, and so much more. Admission free. Bring your own seat.
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We are so proud to appear in the Summer 2022 issue of American Craft Magazine! Visionaries in Craft "honor(s) changemakers in craft whose work not only addresses the moment, but paves the way toward a more supportive and inclusive future." (American Craft Council, 2022) Read more...

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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