The Arts at DVFS

The Arts have always been a strength at Delaware Valley Friends


Breadth


Our students explore painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics. They discover video production and animation in our multimedia studio. They learn musical theory and instrumental and vocal skills. They take part in an excellent culinary arts program. And they pursue options ranging from our Improv Acting ensemble to Drum Circle, to everyanything, our national award-winning literary magazine.

Quality


Delaware Valley Friends has sent many graduates on to top art schools—and to successful creative careers, whether as fine artists or graphic designers, musicians, chefs, or teachers. Visit our student gallery to see some representative samples of recent student work.

Purpose


We use the process of art making to teach creative problem solving and to prepare students to meet academic and life challenges. Both rigorous and fun, the arts program balances the academic experience, offering the chance to develop other forms of talent and intelligence.

Program


Middle School students have art the entire school year.
Upper school students are offered the following opportunities:
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Sculpture & Ceramics
  • Music
  • Improvisation Acting
In addition to the many electives offered, ninth grade students take a semester-long class in two-dimensional design, in which they learn the basics of observational drawing, and the foundations of color theory. Junior and Senior Studio Art are offered to students planning to study the arts in college. The faculty works closely with each student to prepare a comprehensive portfolio.



Each spring, a school wide Arts Festival showcases the many talents of our students.

Recent Arts News

DVFS ORIGINAL STUDENT MUSICAL A GREAT SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy and support our second DV original student musical! "Rough Sketch," written by the DVFS Drama Club, with music by students John Coleman and Christine Scolari, showed for three consecutive nights last week, March 23-25, in the Meeting Room at Delaware Valley Friends School. The house was full each night, and the reviews that have trickled back to us have been overwhelmingly positive and full of praise for the students and the production team!


We are excited to share that DVFS Senior Olivia Waterman has an entry in the 2017 Bridge Film Festival! AN LD STUDENT'S EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY
DVFS MUSICAL OPENS TONIGHT!

"Rough Sketch" - written by the DVFS Drama Club, with music by John Coleman and Christine Scolari.

Three chances to see the show: 7 PM on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

There will a brief talk-back with the cast after each show, and a light reception after the final show.

On Thursday and Friday evenings, there will be pizza provided for students who wish to remain at DVFS after school and attend the show. The cost is $5 and signup sheets are at Sandy's desk.


We are excited to share that DVFS Senior Olivia Waterman has an entry in the 2017 Bridge Film Festival! AN LD STUDENT'S EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY
DVFS Musical 2017 is coming!

"Rough Sketch" - written by the DVFS Drama Club, with music by John Coleman and Christine Scolari. Performances will take place at 7 PM on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th. There will a brief talk-back with the cast after each show, and a light reception after the final show.

On Thursday and Friday evenings, there will be pizza provided for students who wish to remain at DVFS after school and attend the show. The cost is $5 and signup sheets are at Sandy's desk.


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Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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