In its original bluestone glory, built around 1856 by the Rentsch and Petschel families, Petschel House is a Studio Gallery and Garden open for visitors and locals to explore. Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan offer classes and workshops where students are encouraged to ‘see with the artists’ eye’ and paint from observation, in turn developing an understanding of tone and colour while still being able to learn techniques to help them along in their personal discovery of style. Students are welcome to start classes at any stage, whether you’re a beginner or an experience artist – all are welcome. Private and small group classes and workshops are also available.
Petschel House is set on 14 acres of garden that encompasses a lake, cottage, orchard and paddocks home to sheep, geese and alpacas.