Sketch Jam

Unfortunately, we are again unable to safely hold the Jam this year.
Missing from our collective community and culture for two years now, it's been hard not to see you all at this very special (to me) time of the year (My Christmas) I truly miss you all. But we all know that it's just not possible to Jam at this time. 
So, we'll hold out hope for Sketch Jam, later on in 2022. Stay`tooned!
In the meantime, we will continue to protect our loved ones and our community by continuing to follow public health guidance and remain socially distant, While Omicron does it's thing. I wish everyone good health, happiness and safety in these surreal times we're all navigating.

To make things even harder, our After-Jam pub - The Wallace, has sadly become yet another casualty of this merciless pandemic. You can read about it here. :(

So, not one to sit around and mope, I have been on the hunt for a new location that will suit us, when the time comes. I have found a few spots that may fit the bill. 
I will update here and on the Sketch Jam FB page, when I have secured a spot, formally.
There are still rumblings of it reopening at some point, so I will cross my fingers for that, but one thing I can say with confidence is this... WE WILL JAM AGAIN! But only when it is safe for everyone, to do so in person. 

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What is Sketch Jam?
It’s an in-person drawing event, consisting of a character harvest during the afternoon and meet up at a pub at the end of the day. The Jammy challenge usually takes place after 6pm. Jam’s take place every January, at the start of the semester. A great way to start to the Winter semester!

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Why we Jam?
Sketch Jam is a great opportunity to draw with peers, professors, alumni and other animation and illustration professionals for the day, and hang out for the evening in a casual setting. If you're an animation or Illustration student starting in January, it's a perfect opportunity to hang out with new friends, create some history - Not to mention the networking opportunity it presents.

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 Past locations have included
The Toronto Eaton Centre via the P.A.T.H System

Sometimes we just ride the subway and harvest – you get the idea.
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The “Jammy” Challenge 
Each Sketch Jam, the current Jammy winner presents a challenge and judges the results, then awards the Jammy to the individual that best rises to their challenge.
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The winner receives the much-coveted Jammy award! 

It is now that individuals responsibility to continue the tradition dating back to 2004, and deliver a challenge of their own at the next Jam.

Sketch Jam is all about having some fun drawing and hanging out with friends and making new ones both at Seneca and in the industry we are all a part of. 

You should come out and play one of these days!

The last Sketch Jam was held on 01 | 25 | 20
I'm always excited to see everyone out for this yearly tradition!

In an effort to be more inclusive of the incoming January AFD, ANI and ILS students in order that they may ALL enjoy the community, fun and benefits connected with Sketch Jam.  
The Jam is always held in the third week of the new year in order to better ensure that new students are well settled in and EVERYONE can fully participate. What a great way to start the new year, all together!!

The much coveted Jammy award !.. 

** In order to ensure full commitment from each Jammy winner to fully participate in, and continue this long standing tradition, only current Seneca students or Seneca Alumni may be awarded The Jammy.   



SKETCH JAM and the AFTER-JAM are the sole operating responsibility of Jim Graves, and is in no way formally affiliated with Seneca College. Seneca College does not play any role in the organization, support, promotion or facilitation of this annual event. No other Seneca faculty and or management are affiliated with this event in any way. The terms Sketch Jam/After-Jam/Jammy are registered trademarks and may not be used in any way without prior written consent of the registered party of record.   

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