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


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:

03/30-04/03 Spring Break

04/03 Cesar Chavez Birthday

05/25 Memorial Day


FOT SHOW DATES: March 21 and 22, 2015!

The theme is Year of the Ram. (Ram etegami post card by Julie Roth.) For more on the show, click HERE.


For a show flyer and daily schedule, click FOTAka 2015 Art Show Flyer FINAL Ram 150215PDF.pdf.


For a map of Balboa Park and the location of the Casa del Prado, Room 101, Click balboaparkmap.pdf. Casa del Prado is #15 on the map.


For exhibitor information, click FOTakaExhibitorInstructionsRegistration150221PDF.pdf.


For a Year of the Ram Lesson by 10-Year Student Stella Ting, click HERE.


















FIRST SATURDAY FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E WORKSHOP MEETINGS

The next Friends of Taka Saturday workshop meeting is March 7, 9 am to 11:30 am, Room 104, Casa del Prado. The membership will paint the California Tower, as part of the 36 Views of the California Tower challenge. For more information on the California Tower challenge, see the link below and click HERE for details on our monthly Friends of Taka Sumi-e society meetings.


TUESDAY PAINTERS

JOIN THE CHALLENGE! 36 VIEWS OF THE CALIFORNIA TOWER

The Tuesday Painters challenge members of Friends of Taka Sumi-e to participate in a “36 Views of the California Tower” project.  We thought it would be fun to display the collaborative results of this challenge at the May 9, 2015 Garden Party for the Century, being held on The Prado on May 9, 2015. For additional information on Tuesday Painters and the Challenge, click here.


2014 SHOW PHOTO DVDs AVAILABLE

Joe Cross photographs our Annual Show and compiles it on a DVD every year for our viewing pleasure. To get you very own copy there are 2 options:

1. Borrow a lending copy and burn one yourself ($1 refundable deposit)

2. Purchase a copy for $1

Either way, contact Stephanie Mast (holder of the master and lending copies) and let her know, finmanhamster01@yahoo.com or call 760-729-6302.


2015 JAPAN TRIP SCHEDULED

The trip has been scheduled for cherry blossom season, March 27 through April 6. For more information, click to the 2015 Japan Trip page.


NEW! 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.

 

Orchids by Sensei Takashi Ijichi