Classes in Crafts & Fine Arts for All Ages

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Register Online. But first… check individual class pages to make sure your class is not full. All updated schedule changes are also included.

• Spring–Summer 2016 catalog (pdf)
• Summer Program for Children
• Registration Form (pdf)
• Refunds, Cancellations, Discounts & Other Policies

We also add classes outside of our printed catalog. Browse to find out more.


Contact us. Help out at events, in the office, and more.

What's New?

Memorial Day Weekend

We’re closed for the long weekend, back on Tuesday.

Starting Soon

• Advanced Stitches
• Paper Marbling
• Accordion Books
• Graphic Narrative
• Hand Dovetail Joints

Wee the People: March!

Saturday, May 28, 10am–12:30pm
Sign-making and story time at Connolly Branch Library, then march with JP Honk Festival Band to the Eliot School for speeches and pizza.

Hubbub! Boston Book Festival for Children

Saturday, June 4, 9–10:30am
in Copley Square, Boston
Join our Character Mash-up activity table with Comics teacher Rachel Maguire. Then get a signed copy of Book 2 in her Galactic Hot Dogs series. The festival continues until 4pm.

Common Boston 2016

Saturday/Sunday, June 4 & 5
Take an Eliot schoolhouse tour as part of this celebration of Boston architecture and design.

So Much Fun!
Summer Program
for Children

Woodworking, sewing, inventions, LEGOs, art... Browse the schedule here.

Tim Ingles Scholarship Fund

This new fund honors the legacy of a musician and arts educator who believed in the power of art to bring joy. Donate now.

We’re Hiring

Woodworking Teachers and Aides (p/t) for our School Partnership Program. Deadline: Rolling

About the Eliot School

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all.

The school celebrates its 340th birthday in 2016 with parties, talks, an exhibition and more. Watch for updates!

We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts. Our School Partnership Program sends teachers to classrooms, libraries and community centers throughout the city, and we teach both adults and children at our schoolhouse in the heart of Boston. Children's art classes take place after school, on weekends, and in our Summer Program for Children.

Founded in 1676 as a grammar school, we turned our focus in the late 19th century to the manual arts. We are known today for our excellent faculty, welcoming atmosphere, small class size, and the charm of our historic site.

Located in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, we are easily accessible by car and by T, with plenty of public parking nearby.

Art & Woodworking Throughout Boston

Our art and woodworking classes reach 2,000 children in Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. Add your school or organization, or find out more.

Building Great Art Education
in Boston Public Schools

We’re proud to found the Art Teachers Alliance, working to build great art education for all public school students in one section of Boston: Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and West Roxbury. Watch the video!

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
24 Eliot Street, PO Box 300351 • Boston MA 02130
617.524.3313 •