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. 

Our Schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain is open for in-person classes. Our clean-air system ensures classroom safety and COVID safety rules include mandatory vaccination, masks, and limited class size.

  • While the City of Boston has removed the mask mandate for most businesses/public settings, we continue to require masks indoors to protect the safety of our students and instructors. 
  • We require demonstration of COVID vaccination for all eligible students.  Please bring your vaccination card or other verification with you to your first class.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

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

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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.

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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