Fall/Winter 2020

Home Teaching Space and On-the-Go!

Class full? Email Jenny to go on the waiting list bigpicturearthouse@gmail.com.

After school classes in photo and movie making and overnight retreat sign ups coming soon!


September 14th-18th: September Light, Autumn Harvest and the Great Writers of Concord, $465 taught by Jenny and Stephanie.  Class holds 13 and there is space left!  Scroll down for Covid protocol.

Keeping our photo eyes on the changing light we will explore the history and relevance of farming and the autumn harvest.  We will visit the areas and homes (outside only) of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott.  Field trips will be to Concord, farm stands, and Franklin Park to Emerson's old home before he moved to Concord. We will watch the film, Little Women at the teaching space.            


MASKS: Students MUST bring their own mask to class.  Masks will be worn in the van and on field trips that require us to be close to people, and inside the teaching space.  Masks are not required outside at the teaching space or field trips where we spread out, but we will stay apart.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:  We will do our best to stay 6 feet apart in the teaching space and spend more of our downtime activities outside in the yard. ALL VAN RIDES WE WILL HAVE 8 PEOPLE IN THE CAR DRIVING TO AND FROM FIELD TRIPS.

MORE TIME OUTSIDE:  We will be spending more time outside both on field trips and in the yard doing games and activities during downtimes like corn hole, frisbee, football, large jenga.

LIABILITY WAIVER: Parents will NEED to sign a waiver before class starts accepting the program as outlined and releasing Big Picture from liability if their student contracts Covid-19.  We will also have you fill out a health questionnaire on Monday of class.

SANITIZE: Students and staff will assist in wiping down the van and work stations.  We will have sanitizer here and students are encouraged to bring small bottle for themselves.

OVERNIGHT CLASSES: Masks are not required in the house or property and we will not be going to any other places.  However, a health questionnaire is required at the start of the week to make sure students have no symptoms and have not been exposed.


Our program is a boutique learning experience that is part camp/part art class. 2/3rds of the time is "on the go" shooting around Boston, the other 1/3rd editing & relaxing at the home teaching space near the Franklin Park Zoo. Downtime: Wii, boardgames, basketball hoop, Netflix, cards. Classes are for 7 students, ages 11-15 (see course description for alternate age ranges).  No phone use during class for any reason other than to communicate with family regarding pick up.

  • Weekly classes are MONDAY-FRIDAY from 9-3pm, $465, for ages 11-15.
  • Agendas with field trip and lunch spots sent the Thursday before class. Summer 2020 will be mostly lunch boxes.
  • All teaching takes place at Jenny's house in Dorchester, 2 miles from the meeting spot in JP.
  • The lead teacher picks up the group at 9am and drops them at the end of the day at 3pm at the Soldier's Memorial ("the monument"), 1 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130). MAP YOU CANNOT BE LATE!
  • We supply Nikon DSLR cameras. Editing lessons in Lightroom.
  • Students bring lunch or lunch money daily. Water bottle suggested.
  • Bring a flash drive on the last day of class or buy one for $10.
  • There is a cat at the HOE TEACHING SPACE and a dog that is kept separate.
  • Class FULL? Email Jenny to go on the waiting list, bigpicturearthouse@gmail.com.


  • DISCOUNT CODES: BOSTONPUBLIC $25 off if you go to BPS 
  • Final payments due 2 weeks before class. 
  • Credit card payments www.paypal.me/bigpicturearthouse. Checks preferred: to Jennifer Connelly 136 Ruthven Street Boston 02121.
  • Refunds: A full refund will be given if your spot can be filled.

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Contact: Jennifer Connelly

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ABOUT TEACHER/OWNER JENNY: She has four kids, 3 in BPS, 1 in college.  She has been a photographer since 1994, see JenniferConnellyPhoto, & has her own school portrait company, Photo Charm.  

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER STEPHANIE:  Stephanie is a dance instructor, co-founder of her own dance company We B Dancin and professional photographer also working in video media since 2001. https://stephanieespinalcreative.com

ABOUT TEACHER JEPH ELLIS:  Jeph is an actor, photographer & muralist with two children making their home in Rockport, MA.  He is a FT art teacher at the Clark School in Rowley, MA. Jephellis.com


Pick up/drop off in Jamaica Plain at the Soldier's Memorial, 1 South Street. Editing, lessons, downtime are at the Big Picture Home Teaching Space.