About the project


MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY!
You can be recognized on our walkway with your own customized message with a donor brick! Learn more Β»

GET ORIGINAL ART FOR YOUR DONATIONS: Starting at $25, we’ll send you an original linocut print that is signed by the artist, editioned, and matted. You won’t find these anywhere else! Learn more Β»

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 days ago
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The May 2022 Newsletter from Jester Artspace - mailchi.mp/757143187221/may-2022-newsletter-from-jester-artspace-6046360

A BIG house update, sketch events, Bellefonte Arts Festival, and more!
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The May 2022 Newsletter from Jester Artspace - https://mailchi.mp/757143187221/may-2022-newsletter-from-jester-artspace-6046360

A BIG house update, sketch events, Bellefonte Arts Festival, and more!
5 days ago
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We promise that Daralene will stand, sit, and lounge quite still!

Come sketch at Buzz Ware on Saturday the 14th from 12-2 on Saturday, May 14

Sign up via our eventbrite link - www.eventbrite.com/e/costume-sketch-event-with-daralene-tickets-245840374177
or website - www.jesterartspace.org/workshops/
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1 week ago
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Sketching is back. Our May model is Daralene, and she will be wearing a flapper dress a la Gatsby! The sketch event will be held from 12-2 on Saturday, May 14 at the Buzz Ware Village Center in Arden, DE. See you there!

Sign up via our eventbrite link - www.eventbrite.com/e/costume-sketch-event-with-daralene-tickets-245840374177

or website - www.jesterartspace.org/workshops/
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Sketching is back. Our May model is Daralene, and she will be wearing a flapper dress a la Gatsby! The sketch event will be held from 12-2 on Saturday, May 14 at the Buzz Ware Village Center in Arden, DE. See you there!

Sign up via our eventbrite link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/costume-sketch-event-with-daralene-tickets-245840374177

or website - http://www.jesterartspace.org/workshops/
2 weeks ago
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Wow! Our artists worked hard and reaped the rewards at Jester Artspace's sold-out linocut workshop at Arden's Buzz Ware on Saturday.

πŸ„ Mushrooms, radishes, little birds, Pomeranians, woodland scenes, palm leaves, oh my! Thanks for your creativity and verve.

Check out May's events in our profile. A flapper sketch on May 14th and come purchase some art from our booth at the Bellefonte Arts fair πŸŽ‰
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Wow! Our artists worked hard and reaped the rewards at Jester Artspaces sold-out linocut workshop at Ardens Buzz Ware on Saturday. 

πŸ„ Mushrooms, radishes, little birds, Pomeranians, woodland scenes, palm leaves, oh my! Thanks for your creativity and verve. 

Check out Mays events in our profile. A flapper sketch on May 14th and come purchase some art from our booth at the Bellefonte Arts fair πŸŽ‰

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It was a create workshop. πŸ™‚

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3 weeks ago
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Update - the workshop is sold out!

Here's a sneak peek at what we will be doing in Saturday's linocut class. Feel free to bring your own design, or use one of ours if you get blocked. Still a few spots available! Sign up on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-linocut-printing-tickets-254919540207
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I remember that sound the ink makes from Junior High art class! All the tools and materials are supplied for the classes, right?

Carol Long here’s a quick look at the process

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3 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Jester Artspace's Linocut Printing Workshop is sold out!

Sign up and bring yourself (and a friend?) at noon on Saturday, April 30th. Learn from professional artists in a beautiful room in Arden. The workshop size is small so you'll get lots of attention. Leave with some happy memories and some cards made by you!
www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-linocut-printing-tickets-254919540207?
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UPDATE: Jester Artspaces Linocut Printing Workshop is sold out! 

Sign up and bring yourself (and a friend?) at noon on Saturday, April 30th. Learn from professional artists in a beautiful room in Arden. The workshop size is small so youll get lots of attention. Leave with some happy memories and some cards made by you! 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-linocut-printing-tickets-254919540207?
4 weeks ago
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We hope those who celebrate Easter had a lovely one. Here are some photos from our sold out Pysanky workshop. We have some great events ahead including a video editing workshop at the Bellefonte Arts Festival. Please join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a wonderful workshop! I had so much fun. Hope you do it again next year.

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1 month ago
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NEW DATE!

Daralene will be wearing a Gatsby-inspired outfit at Jester Artspace's next sketch event. Bring the medium of your choice. Get tips from professional artists. Practice your eye-to-hand coordination in a lovely sunlit room in Arden!

Saturday, May 14, Noon-2:00 pm at the Buzz Ware Village Center,
2119 The Highway, Wilmington, DE 19810
$10
www.eventbrite.com/e/costume-sketch-event-with-daralene-tickets-245840374177
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NEW DATE!

Daralene will be wearing a Gatsby-inspired outfit at Jester Artspaces next sketch event. Bring the medium of your choice. Get tips from professional artists. Practice your eye-to-hand coordination in a lovely sunlit room in Arden!

Saturday, May 14, Noon-2:00 pm at the Buzz Ware Village Center,
2119 The Highway, Wilmington, DE 19810
$10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/costume-sketch-event-with-daralene-tickets-245840374177
2 months ago
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UPDATE - SOLD OUT!

Don't miss this lovely traditional egg decorating craft workshop instructed by Delaware Division of Arts Established Artist Fellowship award winner Susan Benarcik.

Sat, April 9, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Jester Artspace events are being held at the Buzz Ware Village Center until our space is ready for you!
2119 The Highway
Wilmington, DE 19810
www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-pysanky-eggs-tickets-254899680807
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UPDATE - SOLD OUT!

Dont miss this lovely traditional egg decorating craft workshop instructed by Delaware Division of Arts Established Artist Fellowship award winner Susan Benarcik. 

Sat, April 9, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Jester Artspace events are being held at the Buzz Ware Village Center until our space is ready for you!
2119 The Highway
Wilmington, DE 19810
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-pysanky-eggs-tickets-254899680807
2 months ago
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Thank you to Meredith S. K. Boas and Brandon S. Boas of Grunge Muffin Designs for an eye-opening Social Media for Artists workshop today! These two spend a huge amount of time promoting their clients on all major platforms and it shows! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Meredith S. K. Boas and Brandon S. Boas of Grunge Muffin Designs for an eye-opening Social Media for Artists workshop today! These two spend a huge amount of time promoting their clients on all major platforms and it shows!Image attachment
2 months ago
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www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-pysanky-eggs-tickets-254899680807

Take your Spring holiday egg decorating to a whole new level with this beautiful Ukrainian craft. Instructed by Susan Benarcik.

She will give a presentation on the history of Pysanky, which also explains the design process, and will show a short video demonstration on how to use the kistka.

The process is meant to be a meditative act in the lenten weeks before Spring/Easter celebrations. In light of what’s happening in Ukraine today, this is an excellent opportunity to meditate on world peace.

Susan has been practicing this tradition for 50 years with her family and is now teaching you!

You can expect to complete 3 Pysanky - in the traditional Ukrainian style. All materials and patterns provided.
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Jester Artspace is holding events at Arden-Buzz Ware Village Center while we are finishing construction.
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-pysanky-eggs-tickets-254899680807

Take your Spring holiday egg decorating to a whole new level with this beautiful Ukrainian craft.  Instructed by Susan Benarcik.

She will give a presentation on the history of Pysanky, which also explains the design process, and will show a short video demonstration on how to use the kistka.

The process is meant to be a meditative act in the lenten weeks before Spring/Easter celebrations. In light of what’s happening in Ukraine today, this is an excellent opportunity to meditate on world peace. 

Susan has been practicing this tradition for 50 years with her family and is now teaching you!

You can expect to complete  3 Pysanky - in the traditional Ukrainian style. All materials and patterns provided.
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Jester Artspace is holding events at Arden-Buzz Ware Village Center while we are finishing construction.

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Are you decorating real eggs or wooden ones? Thank you

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2 months ago
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We all really need to make more use of thrift stores. Look at what Allison found for today's costumed sketch session! Great poses and a great turnout. We sold out! But don't despair if you couldn't join us. Our good friend Daralene will be our April model. Sign up at jesterartspace.org/workshops ... See MoreSee Less

We all really need to make more use of thrift stores. Look at what Allison found for todays costumed sketch session! Great poses and a great turnout. We sold out! But dont despair if you couldnt join us. Our good friend Daralene will be our April model. Sign up at jesterartspace.org/workshopsImage attachmentImage attachment
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