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

SIGN UP SOON! Registration closes June 1st!

The DV Summer Afternoon Enrichment classes are open to *ANYONE* in or outside DV, so your student can bring friends! Spaces are open now, and classes will only take place with the minimum number of participants, so please let us know which activities your student would like to do by reserving your place now!

These fun afternoon sessions are open to grades 5-12 and your student is not required to be in the morning academic program! Check out the offerings!

Ready to sign up now? Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER



Don't forget! The DV Summer Afternoon Enrichment classes are open to *ANYONE* in or outside DV, so your student can bring friends! Spaces are open now, and classes will only take place with the minimum number of participants, so please let us know which activities your student would like to do by reserving your place now!

These fun afternoon sessions are open to grades 5-12 and your student is not required to be in the morning academic program! Check out the offerings!

Ready to sign up now? Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER



Don't forget! The DV Summer Afternoon Enrichment classes are open to *ANYONE* in or outside DV, so your student can bring friends! Spaces are open now, and classes will only take place with the minimum number of participants, so please let us know which activities your student would like to do by reserving your place now!

These fun afternoon sessions are open to grades 5-12 and your student is not required to be in the morning academic program! Check out the offerings!

Ready to sign up now? Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER



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!


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