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Join us throughout the year for artisans’ talks, hands-on family workshops, faculty exhibitions and more.

Hands-on Workshops

Who Gets to Make History? Kids Make Art around Monuments & Statues
Saturday, Sept 14, 2–4pm
At the Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

What are public monuments for? Whose stories do they tell, and what stories might be missing? Bring your kids (any age) and join Wee The People to explore the meaning of monuments and re-imagine how they can celebrate our community values. Hands-on making for all ages. Suggested donation: $5.


Lantern Making 
for Spontaneous Celebrations’ Lantern Parade
Monday, Oct 14, 2–4pm and 8-9:30pm
At the Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

Create colorful lanterns from soda bottles and tissue paper, ready to light with candles for Spontaneous Celebrations’ annual Lantern Parade at the end of October. Open house format. Afternoon: all ages welcome. Evening: adults. Suggested donation: $5 per lantern.


MICE: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 19 & 20
At University Hall, Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Includes comics workshops for kids, co-sponsored by the Eliot School.Holiday Ornaments for Children


Holiday Ornaments Family Event
Sunday, Dec 15, 10am–12:30pm
At the Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

Come with your children and make colorful ornaments together. Open house format. All ages welcome. Suggested donation: $5


Exhibitions & Talks

New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself!

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 28 & 29, 11am–5pm
At Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain
Celebrate with Eliot School Artist in Residence L'Merchie Frazier and Teen Bridge as we present art created in collaboration with the community on the theme of "new monuments."

Faculty Showcase at JP Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 28 & 29, 11am–6pm
At the Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain
Eliot School faculty and Teen Bridge students exhibit and sell their work at our schoolhouse, indoors and out. Many additional artists will show work throughout Jamaica Plain.

L'Merchie Frazier: New Urban Monuments

Exhibition: Oct 2–27
Reception: Friday, Oct 4, 6–8pm
Artist's Talk: Sunday, Oct 20, 3pm
At Galatea Fine Art, 460 Harrison Ave. #B-6, Boston
L'Merchie Frazier presents fiber arts and elements from her Eliot School artist's residency. Join her and Teen Bridge participants for a reception and artists' talk.

Oaxacan Woodcarving Sale

Sunday, Nov 3, 4–6pm
At the Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain
Master craftsmen Ventura and Norberto Fabian, from the woodcarving village of San Martín Tilcajete, Mexico, display and sell their whimsical carved animals and ornaments, following their carving workshop in our wood shop.

Community Festivals

Faculty Showcase, Teen Bridge
+ Artist in Residence at
Jamaica Plain Open Studios

September 28 & 29, 11am–6pm
Artist in Residence + Teen Bridge at Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain
Faculty Showcase + Teen Bridge at the Eliot Schoolhouse, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain

Every fall, Jamaica Plain Open Studios showcases the work of some 200 artists throughout the neighborhood. We devote the inside of our schoolhouse, our schoolyard and our annex to Eliot School faculty and their fine work in woodworking, fibers, mixed media and fine arts,along with our Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence programs. Admission free.

Volunteer with us at JPOS

Help out this weekend! Volunteers staff our information table in three-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday, and distribute Eliot School literature Saturday morning. We’ll give you a lovely piece of hand-made soap as your reward. Interested? Let us know.

Thank you so much for your help during this busy weekend!


2019 JPOS Artists at the Eliot School

Indoors & on Our Lawn: Eliot School Faculty Showcase

Maggie Carberry Pasquan (prints, mixed media)

Sarah Coyne (printmaking, painting)

Jerel Dye (comics and Illustration) Erik Gehring Photography (photography)

Lynda Goldberg (prints)

Jeanne Gugino (painting)

Cristina Hajosy (photography, book & paper arts, jams)

Amy Hitchcock (assemblage, collage)

Lisa Houck (prints, cards, mixed media)

Brenda Jones (quilts)

Elena Kaufman (jewelry)

Kymberlee Keckler, Soaporama (ceramics, soap)

Paula Lazar (painting)

Ken Lindgren (woodworking)

John Murray (painting)

Abby Neale ( mixed media )

Non Issue Studio (wood, fibers, mixed media, design)

Andrew Riiska (woodworking, metal)

Jesse Shaw (woodworking) 

Ginny Zanger (painting)

Zahirah Nur Truth ( mixed media) 

School & Community Partnership teachers: Melissa Clouser-Missett, Taylor Dean, Verónica Ramírez Martell, Jennifer Turpin

Our Faculty Elsewhere in Jamaica Plain

Terry Boutelle (painting) at the Footlight Club, 6 Eliot Street

Robin Radin (photography) at 15 Eliot Street

Robin Radin’s students (photography) at The Real Deal, 736 Centre Street