Classes in Crafts & Fine Arts for All Ages

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New classes and workshops in woodworking, fashion, fibers, books and art. Plus Tinkering & Inventing for kids, Home Repair for adults.

Faculty Showcase
@ JP Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 20–21, 11am–6pm. Free
Fine woodworking, fiber arts, mixed media and more. Complete an Eliot School Passport and win a free class of your choice!

Faculty Exhibition
Seeds: Anna Kristina Goransson

Exhibition Oct 2–26, 2014
Oct 2, 6–8pm
Artist’s Talk
Oct 9, 7pm
Felted sculpture. At UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Yarn Bombing & Fiber Arts

Sunday, Oct 5, 6pm. Free
Hear how the Yahn Bomb Squad creates stealth art in public places. See examples of their work, and partake in a little creative mischief yourself. Then follow up with a class in Knitting, Embroidery, Fiber Arts or a trip to the Sheep & Wool Festival.

Pardon Our Space

From Sept 2–18, our wood shop floor is under construction, and access to our office is limited. If you need to see us in person, please call or email to find out when we can let you in. Check photos of our progress! Donate now to contribute towards this and other building improvements. Your generosity helps make our building better.

Bring Art & Woodworking to Your School

Bring great classes to your child's school: 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 1,200 children in Boston’s public schools, public housing and community centers. Add your school or find out more.

Roslindale Arts Initiative

We’re working with teachers, principals and parents to build great art education for all public school students in one Boston neighborhood. Read about it in the JP Gazette, and see photos from last year’s Roslindale Open Studios exhibition.

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