Classes in Crafts & Fine Arts for All Ages

Register Online

Register Online. But first… check individual class pages to make sure your class is not full. All updated schedule changes are also included.

We also add classes outside of our printed catalog. Browse to find out more.


Contact us. Help out at events, in the office, and more.

What's New?

NEW Website Coming Soon!

You asked, we listened. Our new website comes online soon: Real-time course registration, easy "Find a Class" feature, and more. Same address, whole new look.

Family Event - “Portraits in Color”

Sunday, June 30, 2–4pm
At Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain
Join illustrator Ken Daley and Wee The People. "Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings" inspires color mixing and portraiture. Mix your beautiful skin tones! All ages welcome. Suggested donation: $5. Register here.

Spring & Summer 2019 Classes & Workshops

Browse this site or download our catalog (pdf).

Coming Up

  • Altered Books
  • Upcycling: Block Printing a Second Life
  • Paste Paper
  • Furniture Refinishing & Restoration
  • Linoleum & Woodblock Printing
  • Silkscreen in Your Kitchen Sink
  • Goauche Painting

Summer Program for Children

So much fun! Now through July, one week at a time, ages 6–14. Art, woodworking, fashion, inventions, robotics, Legos, photography and more. New projects each week. Register now

We’re Hiring

Woodworking Teachers and Aides (P/T) for our School Partnership Program. Deadline: Rolling. Details here.

About the Eliot School

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all.

We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts. Our School Partnership Program sends teachers to classrooms, libraries and community centers throughout the city, and we teach both adults and children at our schoolhouse in the heart of Boston. Children's art classes take place after school, on weekends, and in our Summer Program for Children. Our new Teen Bridge Program mentors a small group of Boston teens.

The school celebrated its 340th birthday in 2016. Founded in 1676 as a grammar school, we turned our focus in the late 19th century to the manual arts. We are known today for our excellent faculty, welcoming atmosphere, small class size, and the charm of our historic site.

Located in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, we are easily accessible by car and by T, with plenty of public parking nearby.

Art & Woodworking Throughout Boston

Our art and woodworking classes reach 2,000 children in Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. Add your school or organization, or find out more.

Supporting Art Teachers

We’re proud to found the Art Teachers Alliance, working to support art teachers throughout Boston with professional development and more.

Teen Bridge

Our Teen Bridge Program brings together a select group of youth from our partner schools for mentorship, art instruction, job training and employment. 

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
24 Eliot Street, PO Box 300351 • Boston MA 02130
617.524.3313 • [email protected]