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.

• Fall–Winter 2015/16 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?


Our schoolhouse is closed Wednesday at noon through Friday, re-opening Saturday morning. Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Handmade Holiday
Gifts Series

Still open:
• Hand Turned Ornaments
• Silkscreened Holiday Cards

Make a special gift for someone you love, or step away from the season’s busy pace and make a beautiful object for yourself. Some of these workshops run simultaneously, so you will have the added benefit of inspiration and ideas of students in other classes.

Shop with a Cause Dec 5

10am–2pm, 10% of sales at Boing! JP's Toy Shop and Fresh Hair Salon will benefit the Eliot School. It’s your best time to shop for holiday toys (those you don’t make yourself, that is) and get your hair cut and styled.

Gift Certificates

What better gift than a class in craft and creativity? Available through Dec 24, 5pm. Details here.

Winter Classes
Register Now

Download a catalog (pdf) or browse on line.

We’re Hiring

Shop Assistant, part-time. Download a description (pdf).
Woodworking Teachers and Aides, part-time, for our School Partnership Program. Deadline: Rolling

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, 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 in Our Public Schools

Our art and woodworking classes reach some 1,500 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 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: Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and West Roxbury. 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 •