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, was held March 29 and 30, 2014.


TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE


NISEI WEEK/TANABATA FESTIVAL FIELD TRIP Sunday, August 10 CANCELLED

Sensei Takashi’s field trip on Sunday, August 10 has been cancelled.


SUMI-E SHOW MOVING MOMENT

The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park is hosting a show by former San Diego brush painter Lauris Phillips. Be sure to visit the Gallery/Tea Ceremony building at the Garden to see the show, Moving Moment: Baja’s Wildlife in Sumi-e, by Lauris Phillips. The show ends August 3.















Garden admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, and children 6 and under free. To learn more, scroll down and click on the link to the Japanese Friendship Garden.


SUMMER CLASS DATES

The second summer class session for San Diego Community College has begun and ends August 15 . All SDCC classes are at the same times and the same locations, with the exception of the JCC and La Mesa. At the JCC class will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, upstairs in the library. There will NOT be summer classes at La Mesa. Click SUMMER SYLLABUS 060514.pdf for a link to the summer course syllabus and a detailed description of lesson subjects. Click HERE for downloadable, printable summer lesson study paintings.


SATURDAY WORKSHOP MEETINGS

Click HERE for more information on our monthly workshop meetings.


NEW! SUMMER WORKSHOPS ON SILK PAINTING

As FOT goes on summer hiatus in June, July and August, a series of summer silk painting workshops will be held on the usual first Saturday of the month, Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. For details, click Silk Painting


SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, August 17

A party honoring new 10-year student Stephanie Mast will be held at the home and garden of Julie Roth on Sunday, August 17, 4 to 7 pm.  The party is being hosted by 10-year students Stella Ting and Tricia Erler. An e-vite with details will be emailed to the FOT membership.


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.


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


SENSEI TAKASHI IJICHI HAS PUBLISHED A NEW 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


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

permission of the artists. All rights reserved.

 

Iris by Cliff Brown