Observing and drawing directly from the world around you is a great starting point in the process of art-making and the development of ideas for a new body of work. Angus Fisher takes you to outdoor locations in Sydney to draw and paint en plein air and to gather ‘notes’ in your sketchbook in pencil, watercolour and gouache. This is the ‘brainstorming’ before you begin expanding on your work in the NAS studio. With your drawings laid out in front of you, you can make subjective decisions, extrapolate ideas and light up pathways to create original series of artworks. Angus introduces you to the working processes of famous artists and encourages you to develop your own. Students will be supported to move between drawing and painting, trying different mediums and supports to suit their subject, using a range of papers, boards, canvas, watercolours, pencils, charcoal, acrylics and oils. By the end of the week you will create a sustained series of finished works underpinned by preparatory drawings, experimentation and process.