About the project

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Plein air! Garden chairs! Linocut printing!

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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3 weeks ago

Jester Artspace

Charley Parker has added another Plein Air Workshop on Saturday July 6! Highly recommended for those who want the hands-on tips and wisdom that you can only get from working directly with an experienced pro.
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Charley Parker has added another Plein Air Workshop on Saturday July 6! Highly recommended for those who want the hands-on tips and wisdom that you can only get from working directly with an experienced pro.
jesterartspace.org/signup

1 month ago

Jester Artspace

Last chance to sign up for Garden Chair workshop this weekend! Led by Dan Benarcik, Horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. Everything is provided with the exception of a charged cordless drill. For $175 you get the workshop and a finished chair to take home! jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Last chance to sign up for Garden Chair workshop this weekend! Led by Dan Benarcik, Horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. Everything is provided with the exception of a charged cordless drill. For $175 you get the workshop and a finished chair to take home! jesterartspace.org/signup

 

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What Jill said!

Mark has made this chair from these plans. We love them. They fit each of us comfortably and we do not have the same build. Our favorite chairs in which to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine. Run. Don’t walk to this workshop.

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2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Charley Parker's plein air workshop has been pushed back a week, so still time to sign up! This class gives a lot of practical instruction to get you going. Techniques include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Charley Parkers plein air workshop has been pushed back a week, so still time to sign up! This class gives a lot of practical instruction to get you going. Techniques include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. jesterartspace.org/signup

 

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I thought he was a famous jazz legend. 😉

John Dale

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2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Come see our tent at Bellefonte Arts Festival today! We are offering a 20% discount for workshops! We have free kids linocut printing! And some great art for sale! ...

Come see our tent at Bellefonte Arts Festival today! We are offering a 20% discount for workshops! We have free kids linocut printing! And some great art for sale!

2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Sorry, no sketch night tonight. We're getting ready for Saturday at Bellefonte. Hope to see you there! ...

2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Charley Parker has donated this wonderful plein air painting for sale to benefit the Artspace at Bellefonte Arts Festival this Saturday! Not only that, but Charley will be leading a plein air workshop for us on May 25 and June 1. He offers a lot of great practical instruction. Sign up at jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Charley Parker has donated this wonderful plein air painting for sale to benefit the Artspace at Bellefonte Arts Festival this Saturday! Not only that, but Charley will be leading a plein air workshop for us on May 25 and June 1. He offers a lot of great practical instruction. Sign up at jesterartspace.org/signup

2 months ago

Jester Artspace

In progress!
Debra is finishing up her Medusa linocut. She'll pull a small run of 25 and donate a few to benefit the Artspace for Bellefonte Arts Festival. Come check out our tent on May 18!
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In progress!
Debra is finishing up her Medusa linocut. Shell pull a small run of 25 and donate a few to benefit the Artspace for Bellefonte Arts Festival. Come check out our tent on May 18!Image attachment

2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Check out our free kids' activity at Bellefonte Arts Festival! Debra has designed and carved these original sea monster linoleum blocks. Kids can mix and match the heads, bodies, and tails. Then they can roll ink on the blocks and press their own print! See you Saturday, May 18th ...

2 months ago

Jester Artspace

Rockabilly Girl's got British ink, Japanese paper, and American attitude! Debra's hand-pulled prints are stunning. Check them out, along with our other work at Bellefonte Arts Festival on May 18! You'll be helping a great cause. All proceeds benefit the restoration of Jester Farmhouse for the arts! ...

3 months ago

Jester Artspace

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

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