Through our School & Community Partnerships, we send artists and artisans to teach woodworking, visual arts and fiber arts in schools and community centers throughout Boston. Our students experience the joys of making things by hand, using imagination, building skills and taking creative risks.
School & Community Partnerships
We believe all young people have the right to great art education and opportunities. Through our School & Community Partnerships, we bring art instruction to young people where they are, in schools and community sites. We work to increase access for all and provide in-depth art experiences for those wanting more. We also offer training and support for teachers. As the needs of our communities change, our partnerships continue to evolve.
Our high-quality classes take place across Boston—in schools, libraries and community centers. We reach children who may not receive art, woodworking or tinkering classes anywhere else.
Our programs ignite creativity, enjoyment and the pride of accomplishment as children make objects and art by hand. Our curriculum supports literacy and STEM and aligns with Common Core State Standards. We serve a broad range of learners, including English Language Learners, students with behavioral challenges and students with disabilities.
This year, we are proud to teach more than 2,000 students throughout the city, from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Catch a glimpse of one of our woodworking programs in action:
Interested in exploring a partnership for your school, after-school or out-of-school-time site? Contact our Program Director, Alison Croney Moses.
Art Teachers Alliance
Good teaching depends on skilled, well-supported faculty. Our Art Teachers Alliance offers a professional development series open to all art teachers from the Eliot School, Boston Public Schools, charter schools and community partners (no membership required). It improves skills, shares resources and builds collegiality among peers. Find out more here.