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


NOTE: The next FOT monthly workshop meeting will be Saturday, September 5. We will meet at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park to learn about and paint traditional Japanese architectural features. To register for the workshop, click http://www.niwa.org/event/japanese-brush-painting-workshop-0 or email programs@niwa.org or call 619-804-9056. For a downloadable, printable flyer, click Garden Painting Workshop.pdf


FALL SEMESTER BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Classes with Takashi are now on summer hiatus during August. Classes resume Tuesday, Sept. 8. For list of locations, times and address, click HERE. Please note that the JCC class reverts to its normal meeting time, 11:15 am to 3:15 pm on Thursdays.


MASHI PAPER AND DOSA INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE

Takashi’s summer students will be making mashi paper with a dosa solution. For a tutorial click HERE.


SUMMER WEB SEMINAR

Member Gaye Lingley recommends a lecture by Prof. Yukio Lippit, "Japanese Zen Buddhism and The Impossible Painting," offered through the Getty Institute.  “It's a little deep, but very, very interesting,” says Gaye. https://youtu.be/iLTpYPM3smU?t=1s


ART SHOW OPENS AT SAN DIEGO AUDUBON GALLERY

BIRDS: INK, PAPER, BRUSH, CAMERA















Be sure to stop by the San Diego Audubon office gallery this summer for a new solo show of artworks by San Diego Audubon volunteer Karen Straus. The show pairs Japanese style sumi-e brush paintings of birds with canvas-print photographs. A percentage of the sale price of each painting and photograph in the show benefits San Diego Audubon conservation, education and sanctuary programs. The SDAS office gallery is located at 4010 Morena Blvd., Suite 100, San Diego, 92117. The office is open Monday through Friday, 10 to 3 pm. Call the office ahead to confirm that the doors are open, 858-273-7800.


NIHONGA SILK PAINTING

The Friends of Taka Sumi-e Nihonga Silk Painting group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm., and also on weekends. Saturday, August 29 we will meet at Balboa Park , Casa del Prado Room 104, 9 a.m. to noon.

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. For more information on Nihonga Silk Painting and the full schedule, click  HERE.


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.


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.

 

Datura (Jimsonweed) by Sensei Takashi Ijichi