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The Eliot School  School of fine & applied arts in Jamaica Plain, MA. Inspiring lifelong learning in craft & creativity for all.

Join us for Draw For a Day on April 15 led by local artist and former Eliot School artist in residence, Elisa Hamilton! Elisa imbues everyday objects and environments with vibrant color and a combination of liveliness and comfort. Her drawings make you glad to be alive. Join her for a day of in-the-moment drawing exercises that spark experimentation, dissolve artistic inhibition, and encourage fluidity and fun. Use multiple mediums and create many drawings in a single day. Loosen up and play with line, color and a generous spirit. Develop intuitive drawing techniques that emphasize color and motion. Work from life, using simple objects as a springboard for lively, beautiful expression. Work on multiple drawings at once and gain #fluidity with #line, #gesture, #color, #opacity and #transparency. #drawforaday #bostonart #craftschool @elisahhamilton

Tonight's Coded_Couture event is SOLD OUT. We are excited to hear Judith Hoos Fox talk at the Loring-Greenough House about her explorations of new couture rooted in coding: garments and accessories that detect lies, decode speech, monitor emotions and send tweets. Part of Boston Design Week. #codedcouture #judithhoos #bostondesignweek #bostondesignweek2017 #fashion

Register on Eventbrite for our annual Easter Egg Event on April 6 from 9-12! Decorate eggs with family, friends and some of our art teachers. We’ll supply dye, decorating materials and good company; you bring eggs. Open House format, all ages welcome. Free admission. Afterwords, walk down the street at noon and join the egg hunt at @loringgreenough #easter #eastereggs #familyfun #bostonevents

#MAKESPEAK returns on April 6th at @nbssboston with MakeSpeak: Youth Edition! 7 presentations, 7 minutes each. Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced presentations by a series of young people who work in the arts, craft and trade fields. Reception to follow. This event is free, but space is limited- register online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/makespeak-youth-edition-tickets-30929271283 #NBSS #contemporarycraft #commonwealthofcraft #youthedition

Spring classes for children, teens & adults are starting up April 1st. It's not too late to sign up. Register online, in person or by phone. #craftschool #woodworking #fiber #fineart #bostonart #jamaicaplain #bostonkids #citykids

Painting with Oil Sticks & Cold Wax with Paula Lazar begins Sunday, April 23. Take painting to a new level with cold wax, pigment sticks, and printmaking techniques. Using oil paper or panels, roll on the paint and transfer texture. This process lends itself well to both #abstraction and #realism. #painting #oilsticks #coldwax #bostonart @paulamlazar

Our next round of Seat Weaving, Caning & Rushing with Ron Horion begins on Thursday, April 6th at 7pm! Restore antique chair seats or weave seats for furniture you have built yourself. Call us or sign up online. 📷: David Fricke. #seatweaving #caning #rushing #furniture #craftschool

Hear curator Judith Hoos Fox talk at @loringgreenough about her explorations of new couture rooted in coding: garments and accessories that detect lies, decode speech, monitor emotions and send tweets. Part of @bostondesignweek. Presented by the Eliot School. Admission is free. Preregister online! #codedcouture #judithhoos #bostondesignweek #bostondesignweek2017 #fashion 📷: CuteCircuit launched by Francesca Rosella & Ryan Genz #cutecircuit @cutecircuit

Our Yupo Painting Workshop with the talented Ginny Zanger begins on March 13th! Yupo, a synthetic paper made from polypropelene resin, opens many exciting possibilities for water-based media. Colors flow, swirl, and bleed on its surface, creating unique effects once the water evaporates. Once dry, areas can be reworked, color can be removed and monoprinting techniques can be applied. #Yupo #YupoPainting

Spring and Summer 2017 registration is OPEN! Check our website for more details and for exciting new offerings. #craftschool #craft #woodworking #upholstery #fiberart #fashion #printmaking #photography #mixedmedia #fineart #drawing #painting #bookarts

Tonight is the night! Get ready to STOP DROP & MAKE at our schoolhouse. 6-9pm. Join us for paper projects, sign making, printmaking, fiber art, putty making, zines, buttons & more!

Free Admission. All are welcome. 24 Eliot St. #JamaicaPlain #stopdropmake

Working on maintaining your mental health this year? Come talk with Danielle Freiman from @smallsupply at our zine and pin-making station this Saturday at STOP DROP & MAKE. Check out her zines about grounding yourself and finding balance, and while you're at it make a zine alongside her. #stopdropmake #zine #cathARTic

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