Join us with a hammer, a thimble, a camera or a brush...

and pursue your desire to create. Find us in our Jamaica Plain classrooms and in public schools and community centers throughout Boston. 

We're pleased to open registration for our popular Summer Program for Children 2021. Due to the ongoing public health emergency and restrictions, all other tuition-based classes are still suspended until further notice. We are actively studying options for phased physical re-opening and online classes. To see a representation of our class offerings, please download a sample catalog HERE.

Our School & Community Partnership educators are teaching visual arts to Boston Public School students online, and Teen Bridge worked with 2020 Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, to complete their project, InterGeneration. We are mapping out plans to ensure clean air in our schoolhouse. You can help!


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

What's New

Please join us in remembering Charlie Sandler, who departed from this life Sunday, March 28 at the age of 88. 
Learn more here

Charlie Sandler Scholarship

We are excited to announce Summer Program for Children has returned for 2021! The six-week program is scheduled to run from June 28 through August 6, 2021.
Registration open, first-come, first-served. Learn more here.
Help us bring clean air to our schoolhouse, the first step in moving toward eventual re-opening in-person classes.
Learn more here

Donate Here

Now more than ever your support is needed to sustain our mission and the school’s future. 
Every gift makes a difference. 



Spring Social

Join us via Zoom on
Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm.
Let's usher in the spring and new beginnings together. Celebrate with us as members of the Eliot School community that make the Eliot School possible share their creative spaces and their stories.
Come enjoy a toast, art-making, and a few other surprises.
Learn more here.



Join us during Boston Design Week for an artist talk with exhibiting comic and illustration artists Jerel Dye, LJ-Baptiste, and Zahirah Nur Truth. Moderated by artist Cagen Luse.
Bold BOOM Universe exhibition will run from Friday, April 2 through Sunday, May 2
at Galatea Fine Art, in Boston’s SOWA District.  
Learn more here.

RSVP for the Talk

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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