We met at the magical Gingerbread House in Katoomba and were warmly welcomed by staff with delicious hot chocolates, coffees and breakfasts. What a treat. Due to the sudden cold snap and early arrival of Autumn, we decided on undertaking our sketching as much as possible on the lovely big tables next to the heaters, beside the Christmas tree. The new sketchers worked on their colour dropping, Erin Hill style with watercolours, and the more accomplished students were challenged with more complex perspective sketches. Do we use the grid or do we use our eye? How technical do we want to go with our sketches? Are we enjoying ourselves? Travel sketching courses are all about learning new skills, whilst always always always enjoying our new accomplishments. and each others company. What a lovely morning.