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 16'–Winter 17' 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.


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What's New?

340th Birthday
Yard Party!

Friday, July 29, 6–8pm
in the Eliot School Yard
Family-friendly birthday activities, ice cream, cake, food, music and a raffle. Fun! Bring your lawn chair, your picnic blanket, and cash for food and activity tickets.
Eventbrite - Eliot School 340th Birthday Yard Party
Co-sponsored by FoMu Alternative Ice Cream & JP Porchfest.

Register Now for 
Fall & Winter Classes

 Download a catalog (pdf).

Starting Soon

Felted Dress or Tunic
Design & Sew Custom Bags
Frame Weaving
Surface Design Intensive
Textile Printing & Sewing
Pasta Making
• Straw Hats
• Wood Turning Week

340 Exhibition

At Boston City Hall
2nd floor Neighborhood Gallery
Extended through July
Open 8:30am–5pm
Walk through 340 years of history in words and images, portraits and maps.

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. Details here.

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 •