Holidays in JP: Ornament making at Eliot School

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will be hosting its annual open house on Dec. 17 when attendees can get into the holiday spirit by making ornaments.

“It’s a fun, family-friendly creative event for the holidays,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School. “We provide the supplies and a couple different choices for ornament. And people take their ornaments home.”

She said in past years, ornaments have included a snowman in a snow globe, tiny Christmas wreaths made from cardboard and pom-poms, and a shiny spiral that spins on a Christmas tree.

Asked how long it takes to make an ornament, Norman replied that it depends, as little kids might just throw glitter on some glue and be done with it, while older kids take their time.

“It can take as long, or as short, as you want,” she said.

She added, “It’s a nice event to get into the holiday spirit. It’s nice to be with neighbors at a low-key, fun, community-feeling event.”

The event will be from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at the Eliot School, which is located at 24 Eliot St.

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