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During Boston Design Week 2023, we hosted a conversation on craft featuring centuries old institutions. The full recording is now available for watching and sharing!⁠

We were delighted that so many people could join us for our first in-person Spring Social since 2019. It was wonderful to welcome friends and supporters back to our schoolyard and connect around our shared vision for the Eliot School.  

This month, we're excited to offer a new workshop led by pioneering global artist, advocate, and educator, Adejoke Aderonke Tugbiyele. Tugbiyele is author of the children’s book Find Your Center, a coloring book of sacred geometric drawings based on Yoruba principles. She received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Hillier College of Architecture and Design at NJIT in 2002 and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013.

The Christian Science Monitor recently visited our classroom for a mending class taught by Jessamy Kilcollins. Writer Sarah Lang describes her visit in her article Make do and mend: As landfills grow, people opt for needle and thread.

We're still in February, but summer is on our minds. Registration for our Summer Program for Children is open! Each year we adjust our offerings in response to feedback. We also receive a lot of positives notes from families and youth.

“The NEA is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson. “Projects such as the Eliot School’s strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.” 

It's that time of year where we hold our loved ones extra close and spend quality time together. Join us in celebrating this season with creativity and joy.

We’re excited to invite you to participate in the Artist in Residence program! 

Last week, our wood shop was full of colorful wooden carvings in the shapes of animals, people, and fantasy creatures. Norberto Fabian visited us all the way from San Martín Tilcajete, the small rural woodcarving community outside the city of Oaxaca, to teach Oaxacan woodcarving for a day.

Creativity is everywhere, but resources aren’t. The Eliot School aims to make meaningful connection and excellent arts instruction accessible to all who seek them, no matter their means.

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