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Decoupage, Gouache Still Life, Smartphone Animation!
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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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2 weeks ago

Jester Artspace

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.

3 weeks ago

Jester Artspace

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/

Love this idea!

Saw these in Las Vegas - loved it!

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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks ago

Jester Artspace

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
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1 month 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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1 month 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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2 months ago

Jester Artspace

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
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