Petschel House is open by appointment during the week and most weekends. If you would like to be sure we are here it is best to call ahead on 0417 585 102. We are very happy to take visitors through our gardens and studio if we are home. Otherwise – three special days coming up.
Petschel House will be open for three afternoons in August for guests to come and visit our Bijou Gallery and have a look around the gardens and orchards. The Studios will also be open. You may find produce to your liking, a piece of art or specialist jewellery.
Join Jenni Mitchell and MervynHannan for a relaxing afternoon of drawing or painting around the extensive gardens, or in the comfort of the painting studio.
Petschel House is set on 14 acres of formal, cottage, orchard and paddocks with sheep and alpacas. The Bijou Fine Art Gallery will also be open as well as the picture framing workshops.
Jenni Mitchell will give a quick demonstration of how she approaches the subject to get a quick sketch down to work on in the field (garden) or later back in the studio. Mervyn will give a pastel demonstration.
Bring your favourite art materials, a hat, sunscreen and anything else you may need for working in the landscape (garden). You are welcome to use the painting studio instead and indeed, if the weather is unkind its where we will all be working.
Limited art materials will be available or you may purchase directly from the studios.
Please Contact Jenni if you are interested in hearing more about the workshop or would like to make a booking. The workshop size will be kept small so there is more time to spend with each student.
We welcome artists of all stages – newbies and experienced artists who would just like to work in a lovely environment with like minded people.
Refreshments will be provided and we will close with a delicious afternoon tea.
.Date: Sunday 15th September Time: 1.00 – 5.00 Address: Petschel House, 107 Petschels Lane Hamilton
Cost: $65 includes refreshments and afternoon tea.
For all enquiries and bookings: Contact: Jenni Mitchell by Phone: 0417 585 102 Email: email@example.com
OPEN DURING SHEEPVENTION FESTIVAL AUGUST 3, 4 & 5 1.00PM – 4.30PM
Petschel House will be open during the three day Hamilton Sheepvention Festival this year. Whilst visiting Hamilton; or if a local with visitors in need of a break from the hectic Sheepvention activities why not come out for a walk around our extensive gardens and orchards and visit our fine art Gallery. We will be open each afternoon (Saturday 3 August through to Monday 5 August) between 1.00 – 4.30.
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.
FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT JENNI MITCHELL
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.
We are having an Artists’ Picnic in the gardens of our new Hamilton Property. After 15 months of relocating our house, studios and gallery to Hamilton we are finally ready to welcome artists into our new gardens and studios.
Artists picnic is an introduction to our new space and an opportunity to showcase the studios and picture framing workshops. We have a small gallery showing our work and offering quality art materials for sale. Picture Framing is up and running and all enquiries welcome.
Bring your own materials, picnic and rug to relax and enjoy the day of creating.
Bookings and RSVP to Jenni on 0417 585 102 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We have now well and truly re-located to Hamilton in the Western District of Victoria.
It’s been quite a journey and many removal trucks to relocate 256 human life years of goods and chattels collected and art works made on the family property hillside at Mount Pleasant and Fordhams Road Eltham. Two houses and several workshops and sheds as well as the garden and gallery. What was not given away or sent to recycling depots is now in Hamilton. Pieces of our Eltham garden are now growing in a new soil, just like us. There were not too many casualties along the way.
We also want to thank the many friends and students who stopped by to give us a hand with this daunting task.
So what’s the future?
We’ve begun discussions and drawing plans for the next painting studio and planning how we will promote our beautiful new grounds in Hamilton. There are thinking plans ahead for painting workshops around the beautiful new garden, lake and orchard. The property is everything we had in Eltham; but on a larger scale and the land is FLAT! And that’s is beauty – no more garden or working like a mountain goat on the steep hillside of Eltham South.
Influential artists Jenni Mitchell and Merv Hannan who were born and bred in Eltham, are moving. Closing their studio and making a move to a new life in Hamilton. The pairhave played a huge part in shaping and supporting the artistic community in and around Nillumbik.
Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery will be opening our doors for the last day next weekend.
We close Saturday 19 November.
We ask all items held in the gallery on LAYBUY to be collected before or by this date as we will be packing the gallery for the Hamilton Relocation.
We thank our many friends, students and supporters of the gallery who have made it a pleasure over the years to present our work and various events. The Gallery will be a huge hole in our lives and the garden greatly missed. We are only 300 kilometres away, a three hour drive…