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 13th annual show, with a theme of Year of the Ram, will be held March 21 and 22, 2015.


TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE















SAVE THE DATES!

Saturday, May 9

Garden Party of the Century, Balboa Park

Join the fun at the Garden Party for the Century, being held on The Prado at Balboa Park to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park. FOT will have a booth displaying the original paintings from the Tuesday Painters “36 Views of the California Tower Challenge.” We will also sell card sets of the Tower paintings and will have a painting demo table. For additional information on the Garden Party of the Century and Tuesday Painters, click here. California Tower by Cliff Brown.
















SATURDAY, JUNE 6

FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E WORKSHOP MEETING

9 am to noon

Friends of Taka Sumi-e will hold a special workshop field trip to the SoCal Parrot Sanctuary in Jamul, to visit with parrot ambassadors and to paint parrots, koi and goats.  Note: There will NOT be a workshop in Room 104 as the room is not available on June 6 for our use. The normal first Saturday workshop is instead being held at SoCal Parrot. Click HERE for details on our monthly Friends of Taka Sumi-e society meetings. For more on San Diego wild parrot flocks, click HERE. (Parrots and Pine Branch detail, by Ito Jakuchu, early 1800s) 


Through July 5

Ichiyo Yamamoto: The New Face of Imari

Inamori Pavilion, Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park


















SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Annual 10-year student garden party, La Jolla, 4 to 7 pm.


SPRING SEMESTER DATES

The Spring semester began Wednesday, January 28 and ends June 6. All class are at the same locations and times, with the exceptions of the Tuesday class, which begins one hour earlier, 11:30 a.m., and the Thursday class, which now begins at 11:15 am. For a list of lesson subjects and the holiday schedule, click HERE.


SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION SPRING SEMESTER HOLIDAY/BREAKS:

05/25 Memorial Day


ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SHOW COMPLETED!

Thank you all of our honored guests, attendees and volunteers for another outstanding show and sale for this, The Year of the Ram. Click HERE to read a letter from FOT President Nina Fishman Attridge about the 2015 show.


SILK PAINTING

The Friends of Taka Sumi-e Nihonga silk painting group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 am-1 pm. This is an open group for all levels. We paint together and share experience, ideas, supplies, resources and camaraderie. Beginners are most welcome as are artists curious about the process that want to just observe. Contact Stephanie Mast for questions, location and beginning instruction information, finmanhamster01@yahoo.com or call 760-729-6302.


RESOURCES PAGE

As requested at the popular Friends of Taka card-making workshop, a resource page has been created to help members find materials for painting and projects. Click here to see the new page.


MASHI PAPER AND DOSA INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE

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


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 $15 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


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


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.

 

Macaw by Sensei Takashi Ijichi