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.  With the retirement of Sensei Takashi in January, our new San Diego Community College teacher is Iris Lowe-Reiss.


The society hosts an annual Art Show & Exhibition in March in Balboa Park.

TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE.


UPCOMING FOT WORKSHOP MEETING

Saturday, July 8, 8:30 am to noon, Hall of Nations, Balboa Park. Shi Han Tricia will demo how to make origami geisha. For more, click Society Meetings


SUMMER SESSION SUMI-E CLASSES

Here is the schedule for summer classes. All classes will be 4 weeks long. 


Tuesdays 7/11- 7/25. No school on 7/4

North University Library. 11:30-2:30


Wednesdays 7/5-7/26

West City Campus. 6:15-9:15


Thursdays 7/6-7/27

Lawrence Jewish Community Center. 12:30-3:30*

*Please note the summer class hours are different from the spring and fall semester classes


Fridays 7/7-7/28

West City Campus. 9-12 and 12:15-3:15


SDCCU summer session started June 12 and ends August 26. 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.


SAVE THE DATE!  AUG. 13, 2-4 PM, ARTIST RECEPTION, MISSION TRAILS

FOT members Julie Roth and Gaye Lingley announce their show, The Nature of the Brush, Aug. 12 - Sept. 8, 9 am - 5 pm daily, Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center. For a printable flyer, click  Roth-Lingley MTRP Show Flyer.pdf


SAVE THE DATE! AUG. 19, 4 pm, SHI HAN GRADUATION PARTY

The 2017 10-year Shi Han celebration will be August 19 at 4 pm, hosted by our 2016 Shi Hans, in Julie Roth's lovely garden. Expect an E-vite with all the details soon.


SAVE THE DATE! SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH SENSEI TAKASHI

Saturday, August 26,  Room 104, Balboa Park, 9 am to 3 pm, with potluck. Details to follow.


2017 ART SHOW SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED!











CONGRATULATIONS!

2017 Shi Han graduates

Hiromi Brinkmeier

Joe Cordova

Roz Nicklin

Saundra Wennhold

Tae Kim


CLIFF BROWN CREATES PDF eBOOKS

One of FOT’s most active members, Cliff Brown has invited members and painters to view online PDF eBooks he has created of brush paintings. The subjects are Hokusai in Edo,  Plein Air San Diego, Nineteen Days of Portraits, and Thirty Days of California Desert Tortoise. Click on the link to Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6mybLruStGPRWtYaUI3VVd5U2M and enjoy!


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


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permission of the artists. All rights reserved.

 






1000 Cranes, folded for our sensei, Takashi Ijichi, who retired this year.


For more on sensei’s retirement party, click HERE.