About the project

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Decoupage, Gouache Still Life, Smartphone Animation!
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MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY!
Get someone you love an Artspace! Support our efforts while you recognize someone this holiday season with a donor brick or a set of our one-of-a-kind holiday cards! Learn more »

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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This animation is amazing, but pay attention to the audio. It will make you forget this is made of clay.2500 still pictures played at 24 frames per second. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D and animated in Dragonframe. The clay I used is called PLASTILINA. Everything ... ...

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4 days ago

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I just spent a marvelous afternoon teaching a decoupage workshop for Jester Artspace. It’s so exciting to see the creative spirit in action. My students will first say “I’m lost”. With some guidance, they reach the “I see” stage as they start to problem solve. The best part is when they step back from their project, appreciate each other’s work, and assess the huge accomplishment they just achieved. Job well done ladies!
These are collage under glass, all created today, in different states of finished-ness.
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6 days ago

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Decoupage on Glass Workshop with Susan Benarcik
This class is sooo much fun! Its colorful, creative, and you take home a beautiful piece of functional art. Sign up ASAP.
When: Saturday... tomorrow
Noon-3pm
Where: Buzz Ware Village Center, Arden
Cost: $60 includes all fees and materials
Sign up here: jesterartspace.org/signup
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Decoupage on Glass Workshop with Susan Benarcik 
This class is sooo much fun! Its colorful, creative, and you take home a beautiful piece of functional art. Sign up ASAP.
When: Saturday... tomorrow
Noon-3pm
Where: Buzz Ware Village Center, Arden 
Cost: $60 includes all fees and materials
Sign up here: jesterartspace.org/signupImage attachmentImage attachment

1 week ago

Jester Artspace

What a great sketch night with Daralene! She was so much fun to draw and great with the poses. It's also very gratifying to see our models smile when they check out the drawings. Couldn't make it? Dont despair! We're definitely having her back! ...

 

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She was great, as was this group. Thanks to all involved!

Great costume.

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2 weeks ago

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Who would like to join us for decoupage on glass... I think it needs a new name what about decollage? Essentially, the process is much like collage, in that you create designs with a variety of your favorite papers and paper cut outs! The element that makes it compelling is that all the pieces are assembled under, and adhered to a glass... plate!
Check out the work of this renown artist:
Viveca Moller
m.youtube.com/watch?v=lOPZw9eIDEEA video from March 2017 illustrating what I love doing. The video was created by Mette Hesthaven.
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They're GORGEOUS

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4 weeks ago

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Don't stay cooped up after the New Year! Resolve to be more creative! We have 3 popular offerings returning this winter. In January, Susan Benarcik will leading a Decoupage workshop to help you transform beautiful prints and papers into works of art on glass. Charley Parker will bring his gouache expertise indoors for all-levels still life painting. And get techy in March with Alan Baseden and Smartphone Animation. Sign up now! jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Dont stay cooped up after the New Year! Resolve to be more creative! We have 3 popular offerings returning this winter. In January, Susan Benarcik will leading a Decoupage workshop to help you transform beautiful prints and papers into works of art on glass. Charley Parker will bring his gouache expertise indoors for all-levels still life painting. And get techy in March with Alan Baseden and Smartphone Animation. Sign up now! jesterartspace.org/signupImage attachment

2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Plus! A quick tour of the high school sketchbooks of Henry & Rama Hughes. ...

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2 months ago

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Give a gift donation for the holidays! A special message will be inscribed on our brick walkway with a $100 donation on a loved-ones behalf. We will give you a card to tell them that they helped save the past for the future of the arts! jesterartspace.org/happy-holidays ...

Give a gift donation for the holidays! A special message will be inscribed on our brick walkway with a $100 donation on a loved-ones behalf. We will give you a card to tell them that they helped save the past for the future of the arts! jesterartspace.org/happy-holidaysImage attachment

2 months ago

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Jester "Twelve Days" holiday cards are in the mail to our $50 donors. With this nice display box, you may just want to hold on to these unique designer cards! Or give them as the most Delaware gift ever! Get them here: jesterartspace.org/happy-holidays ...

Jester Twelve Days holiday cards are in the mail to our $50 donors. With this nice display box, you may just want to hold on to these unique designer cards! Or give them as the most Delaware gift ever! Get them here: jesterartspace.org/happy-holidaysImage attachment

 

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I just got my cards. They are beautiful. I want to frame them all and hang them in a row as Christmas decorations. And I can’t believe the handmade box they came in. Wow!!

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2 months ago

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Beautiful sunny day today at Buzz Ware for linocut workshop! Very fun afternoon! As much as we love it there, we can't wait to be in our farmhouse! ...

 

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Beautiful work everyone! Looks like it was a great workshop.😊 Wish I could have joined you but I had another commitment.

I want to do this one day!

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2 months ago

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Holiday cards are here! Our custom cards celebrate our creative spirit, our farm, and our supporters. We are giving a full set of 12 to our $50 donors. See our donor options at jesterartspace.org/happy-holidays ...

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Lucy stole my piper from last year for the sake of socialism.

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