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 2019 Painting Workshops March @ Petschel House


Another Forthcoming Workshop – Using the Camera in Painting

Summer Painting Workshop Weekend


summer weekend workshop


Forthcoming Workshops with Jenni Mitchell


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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

Forthcoming Painting Workshops Petschel House

Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan


Painting Winter –  Sat 25 & Sun 26 August 2018

Painting Spring – Sat 27 & Sun 28 October 2018

Painting Summer – Sat 12 & Sun 13 January 2019

Save the dates – details to be published soon.






Two Day Workshop with Jenni Mitchell – Fundamentals: Understanding Ton


TONE: Creating and using the Grey Scale

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.


Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.


Phone Mobile 0417 585 102 or.  

email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

link to more workshops at PETSCHEL HOUSE WORKSHOPS