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, teaching woodworking, sewing, fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and more.

What's New

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

9/28 & 9/29, 11am–6pm
At Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

Two dozen of our skilled artisans show and sell their wares. 200 other artists also on view throughout Jamaica Plain.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

At Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain

Artist in Residence L'Merchie Frazier and Teen Bridge unveil "New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself!" What monuments would like to see in our public spaces? Who would you like to honor and remember?

Tuesday night life-drawing resumes in September. 7-9pm every week except holidays and weather emergencies. Great vibe. Models, easels, artist-leaders. Pay at the door.

You spoke, we listened! Our new website should make it easy to find classes, enroll and learn about all we do. We know a new website can have kinks. If you find any, let us know and we’ll try to make things work for you. Thank you!

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Our School & Community Partnership corps spent orientation planning lessons on color, shape, line, value, literacy and meaning. They're fanning out to classrooms throughout the city to teach art and woodworking to thousands of children this year.

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Meet Our Alumni

Stephen Spencer (far right) enrolled in his first class at the Eliot School as a young child and continued taking classes through his teenage years in Woodworking and Visual Arts. Assisting Eliot School classes as a Teen Aide during our Summer Program was Stephen’s first job.

Stephen attended high school at Boston Latin Academy and his art practice is flourishing to this day. While continuing to sketch daily, Stephen is gravitating toward studying graphic design, videography and animation as he heads toward college.

Stephen Spencer
Dorchester, MA