We send artists and artisans to teach woodworking and visual arts in schools and community centers throughout Boston. There, students of all ages experience the joys of making things by hand, using imagination, building skills and taking creative risks.
School & Community Partnerships
We believe all young people have the right to great art education and opportunities. Through our School & Community Partnerships, we bring art instruction to young people where they live, work and play.
Our high-quality classes take place across Boston—in schools, libraries and community centers. We reach children who may not receive art, woodworking or tinkering classes anywhere else.
Our programs ignite creativity, enjoyment and the pride of accomplishment as children make objects and art by hand. Our curriculum supports literacy and STEM and aligns with Common Core State Standards. We serve a broad range of learners, including English Language Learners, students with behavioral challenges and students with disabilities.
This year, we are proud to teach more than 1,000 students throughout the city, from Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are excited to connect with students and share the power and creativity of art.
We conduct our partnerships through contracts with individual schools and community organizations. In some cases, we can collaborate to find funding to subsidize partnerships, particularly within Boston Public Schools that are under-resourced in the arts. Our staff work with school and community site leaders to balance budgets and schedules that meet both parties' needs. Please contact us to explore a partnership that might work for you.
Partnerships in Action
Interested in exploring a partnership for your school, after-school or out-of-school-time site? Contact Program Director, Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire.
Wellness & Craft
Learn about our new partnership with Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation here.
Art Teachers Alliance
Good teaching depends on skilled, well-supported faculty. Our Art Teachers Alliance offers a professional development series open to all art teachers from the Eliot School, Boston Public Schools, charter schools and community partners (no membership required). It improves skills, shares resources and builds collegiality among peers. Find out more here.