Pencil Jam

Pencil Jam’s New Website and Blog

Posted in events by George Supreeth on August 10, 2010

Pencil Jam’s new website is up. We also have a new WordPress blog going on here…

Come take a look.

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Come, Draw with Us!

Posted in events, Sketch Club by crabbits on June 14, 2010

We Draws for a Cause.

Posted in Drawing Nature, Drawing-Seeing, events, Sketch Club, Sketchbooks by crabbits on June 14, 2010

Saturday before last, we found ourselves bright and early (at 9:3o am, haha!) on the shores of the mind bogglingly HUGE Bellandur lake. Remember, it was World Environment day then? We had our eyes open and our sketchbooks out (wands at the ready!) We found HSBC employees on a tree-plantathon, here.

Daily Sketch Group – Police Identikit

Posted in events by George Supreeth on June 7, 2010

You don’t have to wait for the weekend any more for an excuse to sketch. Our Daily Sketch Group is up and the first theme is a  suspect identification sketch. You’re helping the police identify a murder suspect. Go read the case history and get ready to draw!

Pencil Jam Assignment – Draw like Degas

Posted in events, Great Artists, Sketch Club by George Supreeth on May 27, 2010

So! you couldn’t wait for the weekend to draw, huh?. Well, good for you! Here’s our first Pencil Jam assignment and it’s on gesture drawing. Our teacher will be the legendary Edgar Degas.

However, before we get into the assignment, i’m going to first just explain what’s going on here.

Why an assignment.

Drawing is sublime yes, but more importantly drawing is fun, especially when you’re drawing as a part of a group. Our Pencil Jams happen just once a week (every weekend) and that’s perhaps not enough for most of us. We’re drawing fiends!

This is why we’re having Pencil Jam assignments. The assignments are a way to learn about the nuances of drawing. The more experienced artists among us will provide critique and feedback and you can slowly build your foundations in art.

About the Ning site

What?? As if facebook weren’t enough, I’ve gone and set up another social networking site?? Um… yeah. The Pencil Sauce facebook page was set up to promote my fledgling studio. Pencil Jam was something we set up for community learning. However of late Pencil Jam’s activities have started drowning out our studio and our illustration work on the facebook page. Using the Ning site will help us not only shift the sketch club activity out separately, it also ensures that the data and knowledge that’s collected because of this activity is accessible to other’s interested in drawing.

The site is public for anyone to view. However to participate in the assignments you will have to register with your email ID. This is to block spam. But’s it takes like 5 seconds!

So that’s that! Now onto our first sketch assignment!

The Sketchbook Tour

Posted in events, Resources by George Supreeth on May 7, 2010

It’s like a concert tour, except with sketchbooks! A very interesting concept from the art house scoop, the sketchbook project invites artists to fill a moleskin textbook with sketches and send them in for participation in a touring exhibit. Take a look.

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