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.


FRIENDS OF TAKA WORKSHOP

The next workshop meeting is Saturday, October 1, 9 to 11:30 am, Room 104, Balboa Park. The show and share workshop will be led by Shi Han Karen Straus. She will share ideas for mini cards and booklets made from sumi-e paintings, origami paper and coffee cup collars; and ideas for etegami cards of fall fruits and veggies, reusing the small stickers found on produce on the painted cards.

For more information, click HERE.

















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.


MINGEI MUSEUM EXHIBIT

The Mingei is showing Japanese arts of daily life from its collection, including textiles, paintings, writings, kimono, baskets, pottery, clothing, cabinets and much more. The exhibit runs from April 2-October 2. Contact the Mingei for additional information, 619-704-7497 or visit  http://www.mingei.org




Unknown Artist, Wrapping Cloth (Furoshiki), 19th century, Meiji period, Japan, banana fiber (bashofu), indigo and natural dyes.


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


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.

 




Three koi

by Sensei Takashi Ijichi