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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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9 hours 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 ...

5 days 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

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

Will Mr Benarcik be there too? 🙂

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1 week 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 13 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 13 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

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

Oohhh neat

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1 week 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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2 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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Heather DuHadaway Shropshire

Location???

😎 😎 😎 😎 cool

Buzz ware center Arden?

Katelyn Elise Moses future date.

Tay Monarkio

Matt Chalfant🧐

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1 month ago

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

1 month 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 ...

2 months ago

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Check out this Valentine's print! Debra Baseden is running prints of her Rockabilly Girl this weekend. We are giving them to our $50 donors in February. Collect it or give to someone special. This is a single run of 25 hand-pulled linocuts. That's all! First come, first served. Sized to fit a standard 11"x14" frame, matted to 8"x10" Email us at jesterartspace@gmail.com if you are interested. ...

Check out this Valentines print! Debra Baseden is running prints of her Rockabilly Girl this weekend. We are giving them to our $50 donors in February. Collect it or give to someone special. This is a single run of 25 hand-pulled linocuts. Thats all! First come, first served. Sized to fit a standard 11x14 frame, matted to 8x10 Email us at jesterartspace@gmail.com if you are interested.

2 months ago

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Art-o-mat is a really cool project where old cigarette vending machines are repurposed to dispense affordable original art. According to their website, most pieces sell for $5. Their site also shows that there are no Art-o-mats yet in Delaware. This one is looking for a home! The Artspace can't host it yet, but maybe someone else can?
www.artomat.org/This very unique art-o-mat is seeking a arts friendly home. Whether your venue is across the canyon or the country...it is ready to launch. Interested hosts please inquire via www.artomat.org. #artomat #artvendingmachine #denniswellsartwork
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Art-o-mat is a really cool project where old cigarette vending machines are repurposed to dispense affordable original art. According to their website, most pieces sell for $5. Their site also shows that there are no Art-o-mats yet in Delaware. This one is looking for a home! The Artspace cant host it yet, but maybe someone else can?
http://www.artomat.org/

 

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There is a good one in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC. Here's my Lines and Colors post: linesandcolors.com/2011/07/26/art-o-mat-update/

Saw these in Las Vegas - loved it!

Love this idea!

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2 months 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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Awesome!

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