School & Community Partnerships

Hands-on Learning

Our School Partnership Program sends artists and artisans to teach woodworking, visual arts and fiber arts in schools and community centers throughout Boston. Our students experience the joys of making things by hand, using imagination, building skills and taking creative risks.

Excellent, Flexible, Affordable

Each year, we teach 2,000 children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, both during the school day and outside of school time. We design our programs in response to each school’s needs. We can merge art, woodworking and other crafts with math, literacy, social studies, STEM and community service. Classes can be as short as one session or as long as a year. We negotiate budgets that work for each school.

Find out more about our school partners, examples of our work and the people who make our program great. And catch a glimpse of one of our woodworking programs in action:

Take a look below for BNN's coverage of our 2015 Community Youth Arts Festival:

Interested in exploring a partnership for your school? Contact Alison Croney, Program Director.

Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Fund allows low-income students in our School Partnership Program to attend our Summer Program for Children free of charge. Spots in children’s and teens’ classes during the school year may also be available. Find out more about our scholarships.

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