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All students are encouraged to explore their creative side at Olney Friends School.
Our fine arts faculty believes everyone is an artist and has something to share with the world; the arts also knit us together as a community. Student artwork is displayed throughout the school.
We provide space, materials, and instruction to allow students to express themselves in an environment that is supportive and noncompetitive.
Visual arts courses include ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, and woodworking.
Performance courses include guitar and theater. Friday morning All-School Sing is just what it sounds like, and lately has been overtaken by a student and teacher ukelele craze. Private music lessons can be arranged individually.
Filmmaking at Olney: Art and Government Meet over Peace
When Bojana Nesovic ’12 from Leposavic, Serbia came to Olney, she was thrilled to be traveling to Ohio. Little did she know that she would later... more »
Six Summer Musical Events at Olney Friends School
The public is invited to six musical events at Olney Friends School in July and early August. Whence the summer bounty? This year marks the thirty-... more »
Quaker Songwriter Jon Watts to Perform at Olney
Jon Watts’s music can be difficult to categorize. He started as a hip-hop artist. Other genres often mentioned include videography (he has his own... more »
“The City Dark” Film Screening at Olney Friends School
Filmmaker Ian Cheney will screen his award-winning full-length feature documentary about light pollution, “The City Dark,” at Olney Friends School... more »
Noted Songwriter to Perform at Olney Friends School
Recently named one of the 50 most influential folk musicians of the last 50 years by The Chicago Tribune, Carrie Newcomer will perform at... more »
Olney Campaigns for National Fiction Month
Olney Friends School has asked Ohio 6th District Congressman Charlie Wilson to support legislation to declare October National Fiction Month. “... more »
Bringing a Voice Back to Olney’s Steinway Piano
Every summer for the past 28 years the Olney campus has hosted “Friends Music Camp,” a meeting of musicians ages 8-18 from around the country.... more »
Olney Students Perform with the Wheeling Youth Symphony
This fall Olney two students, freshman Talia Heckman and senior Rosa Shull, were invited to audition for the Wheeling Youth Orchestra. They... more »