About the project

SPRING WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!
Go to our signup page, or download our flier.

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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Another successful sketch night in the books. Got to love when history comes alive! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another successful sketch night in the books. Got to love when history comes alive!

My sketch doesnt do Corey justice. Her full dance regalia was so detailed and full of meaning and it was great hearing about the Delaware Nanticoke tribe ... See MoreSee Less

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My sketch doesnt do Corey justice. Her full dance regalia was so detailed and full of meaning and it was great hearing about the Delaware Nanticoke tribe

Very excited to have Gina Furnari teaching a bookbinding workshop with us on April 14! Learn to craft your own journals, scrapbooks and sketchbooks. Each is its own work of art. This is very hands-on, so space will limited. Sign up at jesterartspace.org/signup

Full course description:
In this three hour workshop, painter and bookbinder Gina Furnari will introduce you to the basics of Coptic Stitch bookbinding. Coptic stitch is one of the oldest and best methods for creating books by hand. You will learn how to wax thread, trim and sew pages, and get comfortable with tools and terminology. Gina will also share her techniques for creating decorative Washi tape book covers. Each participant will receive silk thread in a choice of colors, beeswax, paper, chipboard covers, and set of sewing needles. Additional tools and materials will be made available during the workshop, April 14, noon-3pm, $40.
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Very excited to have Gina Furnari teaching a bookbinding workshop with us on April 14! Learn to craft your own journals, scrapbooks and sketchbooks. Each is its own work of art. This is very hands-on, so space will limited. Sign up at jesterartspace.org/signup

Full course description:
In this three hour workshop, painter and bookbinder Gina Furnari will introduce you to the basics of Coptic Stitch bookbinding. Coptic stitch is one of the oldest and best methods for creating books by hand. You will learn how to wax thread, trim and sew pages, and get comfortable with tools and terminology. Gina will also share her techniques for creating decorative Washi tape book covers. Each participant will receive silk thread in a choice of colors, beeswax, paper, chipboard covers, and set of sewing needles. Additional tools and materials will be made available during the workshop, April 14, noon-3pm, $40.

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We gave away 12 special pysanky eggs to neighborhood kids at the Chalfonte Spring Egg Hunt yesterday in Jester Park. Big smiles all around!
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We gave away 12 special pysanky eggs to neighborhood kids at the Chalfonte Spring Egg Hunt yesterday in Jester Park. Big smiles all around!

Jester Artspace added 5 new photos.

Wonderful time decorating eggs the traditional Ukrainian way at our pysanky workshop yesterday! More workshops this spring. See whats coming at jesterartspace.org/calendar
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Wonderful time decorating eggs the traditional Ukrainian way at our pysanky workshop yesterday! More workshops this spring. See whats coming at jesterartspace.org/calendar

So sorry everyone. We are cancelling our March 21 Sketch Night due to the weather. But we will be back next month! Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month. ... See MoreSee Less

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Get serious about your holiday egg decorating! Sign up now for our holiday pysanky egg workshop on March 24 from 2-5pm—one week before Easter. Check out our photos from last year. The traditional Eastern European craft uses melted wax from a stylus to draw an assortment of traditional patterns. We then apply the water-based dye. We made extras last year and gave some to the kids of Chalfonte for their annual egg hunt at Jester Park! No special skills needed! Sign up online at jesterartspace.org/signup
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Get serious about your holiday egg decorating! Sign up now for our holiday pysanky egg workshop on March 24 from 2-5pm—one week before Easter. Check out our photos from last year. The traditional Eastern European craft uses melted wax from a stylus to draw an assortment of traditional patterns. We then apply the water-based dye. We made extras last year and gave some to the kids of Chalfonte for their annual egg hunt at Jester Park! No special skills needed! Sign up online at jesterartspace.org/signup

Wish I was able to attend again. Loved last years classes. Have fun!

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Come join us at Goat Kitchen and Bar for our quarterly Artspace Ales night this Thursday the 8th from 7-10pm. Come meet the group, learn about our project, and hear about our news since our last outing to Liquid Alchemy! Goat is at: 1845 Marsh Rd, Wilmington. Check them out at goatkitchenandbar.com. Hope to see you!
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2 months ago

Come join us at Goat Kitchen and Bar for our quarterly Artspace Ales night this Thursday the 8th from 7-10pm. Come meet the group, learn about our project, and hear about our news since our last outing to Liquid Alchemy! Goat is at: 1845 Marsh Rd, Wilmington. Check them out at goatkitchenandbar.com. Hope to see you!

Jester Artspace added 4 new photos.

Announcing our workshops for Spring 2018!
Pysanky Eggs, Stop Motion on your Smartphone, Ink Without Fear, Plein Air Landscapes, Bookbinding!
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2 months ago

Announcing our workshops for Spring 2018! 
Pysanky Eggs, Stop Motion on your Smartphone, Ink Without Fear, Plein Air Landscapes, Bookbinding!
Signup online at jesterartspace.org/signup

We have 2 new hand-pulled linocut prints for Valentines Day. They are each signed and editioned by artist Debra Baseden from a small, limited run of 25 prints each, titled "Queen of Hearts" and "King of Hearts". Debra's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and more. Prints are available to donors for $30 each or $50 for a pair. Help us preserve the past for the future of the arts, and give someone special a great piece of art! Get them on our website: jesterartspace.org/art/valentine/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

We have 2 new hand-pulled linocut prints for Valentines Day. They are each signed and editioned by artist Debra Baseden from a small, limited run of 25 prints each, titled Queen of Hearts and King of Hearts. Debras work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and more. Prints are available to donors for $30 each or $50 for a pair. Help us preserve the past for the future of the arts, and give someone special a great piece of art! Get them on our website: jesterartspace.org/art/valentine/

Jester Artspace added 4 new photos.

We had a great turnout for January Open Sketch Night, especially considering the cold and snow! Missed it? Don't worry, come out on February 21. Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month!
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3 months ago

We had a great turnout for January Open Sketch Night, especially considering the cold and snow! Missed it? Dont worry, come out on February 21. Always the 3rd Wednesday of the month!

Valentine's sneak peek! Debra has some amazing prints in the works for you to give to someone special!
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more. She will be donating a small run of prints to thank our 2018 donors. Details to come.
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4 months ago

Valentines sneak peek! Debra has some amazing prints in the works for you to give to someone special! 
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more. She will be donating a small run of prints to thank our 2018 donors. Details to come.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, neighbors, and supporters! We have had another wonderful year, building friendships, planning our renovation, and forming our programming. We have a big lift coming up in 2018, when we expect Jester Farmhouse renovations to begin. Thank you for supporting us. We wish peace and joy to you and your families! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, neighbors, and supporters! We have had another wonderful year, building friendships, planning our renovation, and forming our programming. We have a big lift coming up in 2018, when we expect Jester Farmhouse renovations to begin. Thank you for supporting us. We wish peace and joy to you and your families!

12th Day: Drummer Drumming

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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4 months ago

12th Day: Drummer Drumming

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

Winter Wonderland! This peaceful snow covered farmhouse is going to be bustling with new life in 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Winter Wonderland! This peaceful snow covered farmhouse is going to be bustling with new life in 2018.

11th Day: Piper Piping

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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4 months ago

11th Day: Piper Piping

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

10th Day: Lords a-Leaping

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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4 months ago

10th Day: Lords a-Leaping

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days

9th Day: Lady Dancing

See the "12 Days" series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website:
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days
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4 months ago

9th Day: Lady Dancing

See the 12 Days series of thank-you prints for our donors, and how to get them on our website: 
www.jesterartspace.org/art/twelve-days