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. The 12th annual show, with a theme of Year of the Horse, will be held March 29 and 30, 2014.


TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE


2014 FOT SHOW YEAR OF THE HORSE

Thank you all for your tremendous effort which resulted in a fantastic annual show. The show, featuring the themes of Horses and Flowers, was received extremely well by the throngs who gathered at Room 101, Casa Del Prado, on March 29th and 30th.  The turnout by the public was outstanding. The banners, paintings and ikebana arrangements created a festive celebration of spring.  The music, dancers, and tea ceremony were memorable.   Show posters were so beautiful that a few apparently walked away…


Many thanks to Julie Roth and the hard-working and dedicated team leaders and members who brought about another memorable event. 


Quite a few paintings were sold, and many many positive comments were heard from attendees and presenters alike. Many people also inquired about classes, and hopefully will join.


SPRING CLASS DATES

The spring semester of San Diego Community College classes started Wednesday, January 29. Click HERE for class locations and times. Click HERE for downloadable/printable images of spring semester lesson subjects. The semester ends on Friday, June 6.


CLASS MATERIALS AND CLASS BEHAVIOR

To help ensure that brush painting classes are a time of learning in a productive, calm, and quiet setting, a list of class materials is available, as well as suggestions for class behavior. As a reminder, sensei means an elder, a scholar, a teacher or professor and is also used to show respect to a person who has achieved a level of mastery in an art form or other skill. Let’s show our respect to our sensei Takashi and help him to provide all of his students with a calm and thoughtful instructional experience. Click When you are in class.docx for a printable handout.


SATURDAY WORKSHOP MEETINGS

Click HERE for more information on our monthly workshop meetings.


MISSION TRAILS 2014 POP-UP SHOW

Sunday, May 18, Mission Trails Regional Park, Visitor Center Meeting Rooms, One Fr. Junipero Serra Trail, Sand Diego CA  92119.  www.mtrp.org


TUESDAY PAINTERS

Plein air painting sessions will meet 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.


MASHI PAPER AND DOSA INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE

Over the summer Takashi demonstrated making mashi paper and dosa solution. For a tutorial click HERE


GRADUATION PARTY

Sunday, August 18, a graduation party at President Julie’s was held for new 10-year students Tricia Erler and Stella Ting. Click graduation.jpg to see photos.


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


CONGRATULATIONS!

Click Congratulations.pdf to see the latest awards garnered by our members.


                                                   FOT favorite link:

                                                    Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden

                                                    A student membership is only $15 annually

                                                    and includes reciprocal admission to American

                                                    Horticultural Society member gardens nationwide

                                                     and in Canada.

                

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


VISIT US ON FACE BOOK AT FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E


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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.

 

YEAR OF THE HORSE

Horse  by Louise Rendich, Calligraphy by Stella Ting