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NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SPRING In-House classes.

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Join us throughout the year for artisans’ talks, hands-on family workshops, faculty exhibitions and more.

***** Regarding COVID-19, please check this page often for event updates and cancellations. Because information is changing rapidly, we may need to postpone or cancel future events with shorter notice than usual.  We ask for your patience and will continue providing regular communications as soon as there are new developments. *****


SPRING SOCIAL at Home

Sunday, April 26, 2020

HONORING

Paul DeVito • Nancy Dick-Atkinson
Michael Gleason • Robert Siegelman 

Social distancing doesn't have to mean social disconnection. Join us for our Spring Social At Home.

RSVP: ATTEND VIRTUALLY

A Legacy of Longevity

The Eliot School opened in 1676 as a grammar school. Inside these walls, we’ve taught classes and enriched the community for almost 344 years. The faculty that we honor this year represent over 135 years of our history in combined years teaching. They have shared their knowledge, skills, and hearts with their students, creating and making not only extraordinary works of art and functional pieces of furniture, but also a community. Art sparks joy and connects us. We are proud to call these instructors part of our Eliot School family and celebrate their dedication to craft and lifelong learning.

Now more than ever your support is needed to sustain our mission and the school’s future.

Honor their legacy and support the Eliot School’s work to inspire students of all ages to create, learn and grow. 

Learn more here.


Exhibitions & Talks

STAFF & FACULTY EXHIBITION:
“SHAPING THE GRAIN”  

Alison Croney Moses • Michael Gleason
Ken Lindgren • Dan Paret • Andrew Riiska

Exhibition March 4–29
Reception Friday, March 6, 6–8pm
Artists’ Talk: Alison Croney Moses & Andrew Riiska
Sunday, March 15, 3pm  ---- POSTPONED ----

At Galatea Fine Art, 460 Harrison Ave. #B-6, Boston

These artists on our faculty all make fascinating functional and sculptural forms from wood. We are pleased to show off their work—elegant, funny, functional and artful—at Galatea Fine Art, a contemporary cooperative art gallery in Boston’s SoWa district, where twice a year we showcase Eliot School instructors and Artists in Residence.

ARTISTS’ TALK:
GENDER-FLUID FASHION & DESIGN

Melissa Thyden • Britteny Monty

Thursday, March 26, 6:30pm ---- POSTPONED ----
At Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

RSVP: ATTEND TALK

Gender-fluid style is undergoing a culture shift. Fashion designers question who wears what, and consider how current signifiers push the boundary of tradition. Join us for a conversation about playing with clothing codes. Part of Boston Design Week. Suggested Donation: $5

CELEBRATION:
TEEN BRIDGE SPRING SHOWCASE

Saturday, June 13, 2-3pm
At Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain

RSVP: ATTEND SHOWCASE

Learn what Teen Bridge has been up to as our teen artists present work they have created this year and speak about the program. Light refreshments will be served. 


Hands-on Workshops 

EASTER EGG DECORATING

Sunday, April 5, 10am-12:30pm---- POSTPONED ----
At Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

RSVP: ATTEND EGG DECORATING

Bring boiled eggs, we'll supply the rest. Open house format. Best for kids ages 4 and up. Suggested Donation: $5 

Please note that our neighbors at Loring-Greenough House will not hold an Easter Egg hunt this year while their yard is under renovation.

WEE THE PEOPLE:
MY NIGHT IN THE PLANETARIUM

Sunday, June 14, 1-4pm
At Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

RSVP: ATTEND "PLANETARIUM"

Celebrate liberation from oppression. Storytelling and crafts for all ages. Suggested Donation: $5. 

Join us for a puppet show. Wee The People, the social justice project for kids, has adapted Innosanto Nagara's autobiographical picture book, My Night in the Planetarium, in partnership with Puppet Showplace Theatre. This story of political repression and resistance in Indonesia transforms into a giant pop-up book puppetry performance filled with visual surprises, fascinating discoveries, and humanity as seen through the eyes of a curious child. Truth and humor show how art can affect social change to make the world fairer. After the show, stay and make your own pop-up stories. Best for ages 5 and up. Suggested Donation: $5