Notice All SPRING In-House Classes and Workshops are canceled

July Newsletter

Fall & Winter '19-'20 Registration Open

Registration for Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 classes and workshops is now open! Find repeating and new classes available in our course catalog. To register for classes on our new website, first create an account, then add classes to your cart. Questions? Check our FAQs.

Adult Intensives & Teen Workshops

In Joomchi: Korean Paper create a contemporary adaptation of traditional textured handmade paper forms. Charity van der Meer joins us from Holland for Fashion & Surface Design: Nuno-Felted Skirt & Top. Create a felting pattern and create a beautiful piece of fashion. In Teen Clothing Hackers, explore fashion trends, while mending, customizing, and upcycling clothing. In Girls Who Code, tweens and teens use computer science and digital art to impact communities. The curriculum is geared toward girls, but all are welcome to attend; the fee will be refunded for those who complete attendance.

7/27 • Tell Us the Truth Booth

Your participation is requested! Find Teen Bridge and our Artist in Residence, L’Merchie Frazier, at the Tell Us the Truth booth on Saturday 7/27 at Egleston Farmers Market, 10am-2pm. Participate in a hands-on art activity focused on the possibility of public monuments that reflect community values for our times. The results will inform part of their project, New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself. Then come back to view and celebrate the final artwork this fall. RSVP.

7/27 • Artist for a Nite with ZNT Arts

Let Zahirah Nur Truth of ZNT Arts guide you through creating a one-of-a-kind abstract, surreal painting inspired by the hues and vibes of summer. Sip a signature Frida Kahlo cocktail while enjoying sweet and savory small bites. Saturday 7/27, 8-10 PM at our schoolhouse. RSVP.

Community Turns Out for Space Planning

75 members of our community came out June 24 to “put themselves in the Eliot School’s shoes” and brainstorm how to achieve space to contain the school’s work inspiring creativity and craftsmanship for all. Next steps: Consultants Jennifer Gilbert and Traggorth Companies will develop models by late Fall for the possibility of moving to a different location. Meanwhile, drawings by designLAB architects for expanding on the current site are still in hand. In 2020, the Eliot School board will begin a process of decision-making to decide our space plan going forward. Details here.

Summer Program for Children Underway

Each week, children ages 6-12 are creating beautiful works of art, making new friends and going home with big smiles. Duct-tape backpacks, fabric tote bags, pinch pots and kid-sized chairs are just a few of this year’s projects. Next up: Skateboards, photographs, robots, graphic novels. Check out our Facebook album here.Each week, children ages 6-12 are creating beautiful works of art, making new friends and going home with big smiles. Duct-tape backpacks, fabric tote bags, pinch pots and kid-sized chairs are just a few of this year’s projects. Next up: Skateboards, photographs, robots, graphic novels. Check out our Facebook album.

Thanks to You, We Met Our Match!

Many thanks to all who donated to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal. Thanks to your generosity, we qualified to receive a $10,000 match to support our programs in art education. We could not have done it without YOU! Thank you for your ongoing support as we strive to make an impact on our community through the power of the arts.

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