Friends of Taka Sumi-e

 
 
                                                                                                       

Friends of Taka Sumi-e

Affiliate of San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc., Balboa Park


Friends of Taka Sumi-e is an art-based society in San Diego, California, dedicated to studying and sharing the art of Japanese style sumi-e brush painting. The society was founded in 2002 and currently has more than 100 members.


The society’s founder and guiding light is Takashi Ryuho Ijichi, long-time San Diego Community College art instructor and a leading figure in  San Diego’s Japanese cultural community.  The society hosts an annual Art Show & Exhibition in March in Balboa Park.


TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE


FALL SEMESTER DATES

The fall semester started Tuesday, September 6 and ends  Saturday, January 28. Registration is open online or register in class.  For the list of San Diego Community College holidays and breaks and the list of painting subjects, click  HERE. NOTE: Fall classes at the Jewish Community Center revert to the early schedule, 11:15 am.



UPCOMING FOT WORKSHOP MEETING

The December workshop meeting has been cancelled. The next scheduled workshop meeting is Saturday, January , 7, 9 am to noon, Room 104, Balboa Park. For more information click HERE.


SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum for a trip to explore the Huntington Library and two exhibits, Chinese Woodblock Prints and Robert Lang’s Folded Transformations. For a downloadble, printable flyer and registration form, click Huntington Form.pdf.


ANNUAL FOT SHOW DATES

The theme is Year of the Rooster. Set up is Friday March 25. The show is Saturday and Sunday March 25 and 26. Click HERE for a rooster calligraphy lesson by FOT President Stella Ting. Click HERE to see pictures from the 2016 FOT art show.


CLIFF BROWN CREATES PDF eBOOKS

One of FOT’s most active members, Cliff Brown has invited members and painters to view online PDF eBooks he has created of brush paintings. The subjects are Hokusai in Edo,  Plein Air San Diego, Nineteen Days of Portraits, and Thirty Days of California Desert Tortoise. Click on the link to Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6mybLruStGPRWtYaUI3VVd5U2M and enjoy!


TUESDAY PAINTERS GYOTAKU FISH PRINTING REPORT BY GAYE

Tuesday Painters took on a BIG project:  We painted over 40 t-shirts (and a few canvas bags) using the GYOTAKU method (fish printing).  It only took us five hours.  The Society will be selling the t-shirts and bags at our annual Student Show in March.  Thanks, also, to Karen, who shared printing materials, and Noriko, who dropped by with gorgeous persimmons. I hope that you've all renewed your memberships by now and that you're madly painting, stretching, matting and framing your masterpieces for the show.  I also hope that you're thinking about how you can help at the show as "many hands make light work."



















CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW SHI HANS!



























The new Shi Han 10-year students, Iris Lowe-Reiss, Joan Rasp, Dennis Bates and Deborah Pennell, were honored at a garden party Sunday, August 21. (Dennis Bates not pictured.) Top photo by Tricia Erler, bottom photo of party hosts and Takashi with the new Shi Hans  by Roz Nicklin. For more, click HERE.


DRY MOUNTING WORKSHEET

Society member Sue Landers has prepared an instruction sheet on dry mounting RICE PAPER paintings with silicone glue backing paper. FOT buys the glue paper in bulk for the best price and sells it at FOT workshop meetings. For downloadable dry and wet stretching and mounting instructions, click HERE. For a worksheet on dry mounting SILK paintings, click HERE.


MASHI PAPER AND DOSA INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE

For a tutorial click HERE.


TUESDAY PAINTERS

Tuesday Painters is a group of FOT members and sumi-e students who meet to paint outdoors, or plein air painting. The informal group meets the 1st, 3rd, 4th and any 5th Tuesdays of each month from 9 am until noon. If you'd like to join in with the Tuesday Painters, contact Gaye Lingley takasumiesociety@gmail.com.  Any suggestions as to places to paint are appreciated. This is a great way to expand artistic horizons and sumi-e really lends itself to the out-of-doors.


NIHONGA SILK PAINTING

The Friends of Taka Sumi-e Nihonga Silk Painting group meets monthly.  For more information on Nihonga Silk Painting, click  HERE.


RESOURCES PAGE

A resource page has been created to help members find materials for painting and projects. Click here to see the page.


SENSEI TAKASHI IJICHI HAS PUBLISHED A BOOK, “SUMI-E BY RYUHO.” TO LEARN MORE,  CLICK HERE


                                    FOT favorite link:

                                     Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden

                                     A student membership is only $20 annually

                                     and includes reciprocal admission to American

                                     Horticultural Society member gardens nationwide

                                     and in Canada, including the San Diego Botanic

                                     Garden in Encinitas.


TO CONTACT FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E email

        takasumiesociety@gmail.com or call 619-550-1400.


Friends of Taka Sumi-e is an affiliate of the San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation Inc.,

Balboa Park, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization


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To submit content or corrections to the website contact webmaster Karen at kstraus1@gmail.com


Copyright Notice: This site is owned and operated by Friends of Taka Sumi-e

and www.takasumi-e.com.  All images are copyrighted and may not be used without the

permission of the artists. All rights reserved.

 


Rooster calligraphy by Stella Ting; Rooster

by Sensei Takashi Ijichi