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.

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


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What's New?

Support lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity.

Thank You!

Thanks to our generous Donors, who provide one-tenth of our annual budget. Special shout-outs to our Business Supporters! Let’s stop in at these eateries, travel agencies, auto shops, hair salons, banks and other community-minded establishments that make our community great.

Winter Class Registration...

is open now. Old favorites, new surprises include:
Furniture Design
Clothing Construction
Wild Journals
Altered Books
Photographing People
Tot Zone
... and much more.

Carnival Headdresses
Saturday, Jan 10, 9:30am–12:30pm at the Eliot School
Eventbrite - Carnival Headdress Workshop
Use feathers, cardboard, glitter & glue. With Kathleen Gaskin-Holland. Free

Making It in America: African Americans & Craft

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015, 6pm
A free talk with curator Lowery Stokes Sims. Co-sponsored by the Eliot School. At North Bennet Street School, 150 North St, Boston

Network E Arts Initiative
Youth Arts Festival
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015, 11am–2pm at BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan
Eventbrite - Network E Youth Arts Festival
Art and music by students in BPS Network E

Bring Art & Woodworking to Your School, Community Center or Public Library

Bring great classes to your children where they are–in school or outside the school day: art, woodworking, comics, fiber arts. Contact us to find out more.

About the Eliot School

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

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 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 in Our Public Schools

Our art and woodworking classes reach over 1,400 children in Boston’s public schools, public housing and community centers. Add your school or find out more.

Roslindale Arts Initiative Expands to BPS Network E

We’re working with teachers, principals and parents to build great art education for all public school students in one section of Boston: Boston Public Schools Network E. We started in Roslindale, and we're growing from there. Read about our start in the JP Gazette, and see photos from past exhibitions.

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