ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART: STUDIOS & GALLERY is a new gallery created from the legacy of Grace Mitchell (1916 - 2011) who lived and worked at this property from 1948.
Jenni Mitchell, daughter and Mervyn Hannan (son in law) have continued to maintain the Orchard Garden and various studios on the property. The house is now open to the public as the exhibition space for Eltham South Fine Art Gallery. Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Textile work is on show from the resident artists and invited artists. The gallery is open Thursday to Sun.
Jenni Mitchell also has relocated her painting school from Montsalvat to one of the studios at Six Mount Pleasant Road, beside the gallery. Classes teaching painting for beginners to advanced students are run regularly or by private tuition.
New Workshops with Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan at Petschel House Hamilton. Come visit us in the Western District of Victoria and paint the gardens of Petschel House. We’ve relocated our Eltham Home and Gallery to a beautiful 14 acres … Continue reading →
Understanding how to use the Black and White Tonal Scale is one of the fundamental rules of painting. Knowing how one tone affects another tone will increase the painters skill for all painting whether classical traditional work or contemporary abstract. The use of tone is the artists’ friend and the skilled artist has then the knowledge to manipulate the painting to create depth and spatial effect – you will be better able to paint what you see rather than create ‘the happy accident’ and not know how you achieved an effect.
DATES: Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 May
TIMES: 10.00am – 4.00pm
COST: $285.00 includes 2 day workshop tuition and some materials for creating tonal chart plus home cooked lunch and refreshments.
Jenni will demonstrate how to use the classical technique of tone (Max Meldrum) to paint what you see using black and white to create a formal chart to use with all your paintings. Day One – Demonstration and creating your own Tonal Chart to use in any medium.
You will be able to understand more about how the grey scale works and setup your own subject and use the created tonal chart to help accurately paint the shape and tone thereby helping to paint the essence of the chosen subject quickly.
A Country cooked lunch and all refreshments will be provided. Students will be given the canvas and paper to create the Black and White tonal scale. Please bring your chosen medium – oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour pastel or pencil or purchase quality materials from the studio.
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New PAINTING WORKSHOPS with Jenni Mitchell will commence in MAY 2018 on Thursdays and Fridays in the Petschel House Studio 10.00am – 12.00am.
Classes are suitable for beginners and advanced and practicing artists’ looking to increase their skills.
Students will be encouraged to work with the FUNDAMENTALS OF PAINTING – TONE and COLOUR to improve their understanding and skills to enable the artist to paint from Observation and Life. With an understanding of how to ‘see’ through an artists eye you will be able to more readily paint a Classical Subject or a Contemporary Abstract. Knowledge of Tone and Colour and how to use the various materials will be covered and make the production of a fine work of art more simple.
Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan will be demonstrating how to paint the essence of the subject quickly using different materials. Jenni will work using oil paint and gouache and Mervyn soft pastel.
Workshop will be based on one to one tuition. There are many beautiful subjects around the cultivated garden and lake with a variety a deciduous trees and shrubs. It the weather is unkind we will work in the studio and under shelter from the deck and verandahs.
Bring your own favourite painting materials – or purchase quality art materials from studio. Bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.
PETSCHEL HOUSE – 107 Petschels Lane Hamilton Vic. 3300.
Petschel house is a historic bluestone homestead built circa 1856 with a rich history. Jenni and Mervyn purchased the property in 2016 and this event is the first painting workshop to be held at their new home.
Please contact Jenni or Mervyn on 0417 585 102 for further details.