About Us

Penciljam is a community for people who like to draw as a group, on location.

We pick a new location every week. Entry is free and open to all. Just grab a sketchbook and join us.

15 years of traveling and drawing across India

Our Community is 15 years old

Penciljam started in 2009 as a small group of artists who gathered together to sketch from life. The group grew quickly, supported by local newspaper coverage and social media attention.

Over these past 15 years, Penciljam has conducted over 1000 on-location drawing events, and the Penciljam community have created tens of thousands of Artworks of their localities and cultural heritage.

Penciljam’s focus is on drawing live, on location. We believe that drawing our local shared spaces, together, makes us more mindful of our lived environments and leads to transformational conversations about the places we inhabit.

Penciljam’s primary aim is to encourage the Citizen Arts. We believe that the Visual Arts must be accessible to everyone. Our Community features people from all walks of life, and of all ages – bound by a mutual love for drawing.

Join our Digital Community to Share your Art and Discuss Sketching

We use a Discord Server to manage our community. This is a great place to meet other artists and improve your own artistic ability through sharing your art and participating in virtual events.