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Beginner drawing classes! Pysanky Egg Decorating for Spring holidays, Gouache Landscapes, Smartphone Video Shorts!
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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to save the historic Jester Farmhouse, for local artists of all disciplines and skill levels to use as meeting, working, and gallery space. Jester Artspace, Inc. has partnered with the property owner, New Castle County, Del., to renovate the property. In turn, we will operate the house in a manner of direct benefit to the surrounding community. The Jester Farmhouse has been deemed to be of significant historic value to the people of New Castle County. It is one of the few remaining modest pre-Civil War farmsteads that were once common in Northern Delaware. The house sits amid 25.8 acres of original farmland at 2818 Grubb Road, which is among the oldest colonial-era trade routes in the mid-Atlantic U.S.
Please donate if you can. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible. Our donors receive original, limited-edition, artist-signed prints. Do something good for the arts in Brandywine Hundred and enjoy a piece of original art! If you would like us to stay in touch, you can also join our email list.

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1 day ago

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Its been a fun week! Daralene was so much fun to draw at Sketch Night. And Susan's Pysanky workshop was amazing as always! ...

2 weeks ago

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Final call for signups! We are very excited to have Scott Schultheis leading this intro model drawing class on Wednesday!
jesterartspace.org/signupWe often hear from folks who say they would like to come sketch with us, but are afraid their skills might be rusty. So on April 10 and May 7, Scott Schultheis will be teaching Beginner Model Drawing workshops. These lead right into our sketch nights where you can practice what you learn. Scott is a Philadelphia based artist specializing in drawing and painting. He holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and teaches art across the region, in schools, museums, and community centers. Signup at: jesterartspace.org/signup
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Final call for signups! We are very excited to have Scott Schultheis leading this intro model drawing class on Wednesday! 
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3 weeks ago

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Beautiful day out today! Should we save the daffodils when we renovate? ...

Beautiful day out today! Should we save the daffodils when we renovate?

 

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The daffodils will be required for Spring plein air painting!

Always save the daffodils

Yes

Of course !

Of course!

Yes!

Yes 🌾

Yes.

A, yes

Easy to do. Yes!

Absolutely!

Absolutely

YES!

YESSS!!!

Yes!

if you don't you shouldn't be doing the rennovating

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4 weeks ago

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Great news from the County! They have approved the bond sale for their part of our farmhouse renovation! In short, this means that what was once a budget item, will now be actual cash in hand for their construction folks. This is huge because we can't do our part of the project until they do theirs. Tracy Surles at NCC Public Works tells us that, "Assuming everything goes as expected... Work to be completed mid-to-late winter. The Artspace would be able to start their interior work at that point." And site work construction "complete June 2020". ...

Great news from the County! They have approved the bond sale for their part of our farmhouse renovation! In short, this means that what was once a budget item, will now be actual cash in hand for their construction folks. This is huge because we cant do our part of the project until they do theirs. Tracy Surles at NCC Public Works tells us that, Assuming everything goes as expected... Work to be completed mid-to-late winter. The Artspace would be able to start their interior work at that point. And site work construction complete June 2020.

 

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Fantastic news! Very proud of of all who made this happen 🤗👍

Wow! That’s terrific!

Amazing news!!

Wonderful

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4 weeks ago

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A few more pics from last year's pysanky egg workshop. We donated a dozen decorated eggs for the Chalfonte Spring Egg Hunt. Kids who found plastic eggs with an Artspace ticket inside got to take one home. Sign up for this year's workshop: jesterartspace.org/signup ...

1 month ago

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Great sketch night tonight with our new friend Will Fay! He's got the look! ...

Great sketch night tonight with our new friend Will Fay! Hes got the look!Image attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

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Reserve your spot for Susan Benarcik's Pysanky Egg Workshop on Saturday April 13! This fun Ukrainian craft is our most popular Spring offering. Melted wax is applied to raw eggs, separating layers of dye in beautiful patterns. All materials provided, $40. Check out a few photos from one of last year's classes. Sign up: jesterartspace.org/signup ...

 

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Have fun! My days of making pysanky are over. Don’t have a very steady hand. 😕

I'm bummed I'll miss it, this is such a great workshop!

Hey! That’s me! I wish I could make it this year! I had a blast. Newborn baby boy is taking all my time these days.

Just went to one at the Baltimore Lithuanian Hall. Cost was $5. Unlimited time and eggs!!

Will Mr Benarcik be there too? 🙂

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1 month ago

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We often hear from folks who say they would like to come sketch with us, but are afraid their skills might be rusty. So on April 10 and May 7, Scott Schultheis will be teaching Beginner Model Drawing workshops. These lead right into our sketch nights where you can practice what you learn. Scott is a Philadelphia based artist specializing in drawing and painting. He holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and teaches art across the region, in schools, museums, and community centers. Signup at: jesterartspace.org/signup ...

We often hear from folks who say they would like to come sketch with us, but are afraid their skills might be rusty. So on April 10 and May 7, Scott Schultheis will be teaching Beginner Model Drawing workshops. These lead right into our sketch nights where you can practice what you learn. Scott is a Philadelphia based artist specializing in drawing and painting. He holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and teaches art across the region, in schools, museums, and community centers. Signup at: jesterartspace.org/signup

 

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Ann Marie Dean

Oohhh neat

Clare Consavage, are you going to drag me out to this?

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1 month ago

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Thank you everyone who came out for our comedy fundraiser at Reactors last night! If you couldn't make it, check out a little bit of our headliner, Jimmy Carroll, from a previous show. He was hilarious!Comedian Jimmy Carroll in The Last Of The Boomers. His current comedy tour where he finds humor in where we've been and where we are today. ...

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He made me laugh so hard I was crying!

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1 month ago

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Spring workshop signups are here!
Interested in our sketch nights? But not sure about your model drawing skills? We have a beginner workshop just for you!
Also, Pysanky Eggs, Garden Chairs, Video, Plein Air, beginner Nature Drawing! Check it out at jesterartspace.org/signup
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Love the pysanky. I’m Ukrainian and the pic caught my eye.

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2 months ago

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Smartphone Animation workshop is back on Saturday, March 16! In this fun 3-hour session, we learn the basics of animation, such as frame rates (speed), aspect ratios (size), pacing, and composition. All with the smartphone in your pocket. You will make your own short movie and learn how to share it on social media. Great for tweens! Kids need to bring a parent, but the parent is free! jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Smartphone Animation workshop is back on Saturday, March 16! In this fun 3-hour session, we learn the basics of animation, such as frame rates (speed), aspect ratios (size), pacing, and composition. All with the smartphone in your pocket. You will make your own short movie and learn how to share it on social media. Great for tweens! Kids need to bring a parent, but the parent is free! jesterartspace.org/signup

 

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Buzz ware center Arden?

Tay Monarkio

Katelyn Elise Moses future date.

Heather DuHadaway Shropshire

Location???

😎 😎 😎 😎 cool

Matt Chalfant🧐

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2 months ago

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Sketch night still on tomorrow. Will post here if we need to cancel due to weather. ...

2 months ago

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Smartphone Animation Workshop is back! Saturday, March 16, noon-3pm. All you need is your Android or iPhone, a bit of free software, some cut paper and creativity. Under 16 welcome with parent (parent is free!) May 9 from 6:30-9:30 at Buzz Ware Village Center in Arden, $40. jesterartspace.org/signup ...

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