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.


FALL SEMESTER

The fall semester started Sept. 5 and ends Jan. 27. For more class information, click HERE.


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

TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE.


UPCOMING FOT WORKSHOP MEETING

There will not be a December workshop.


The next workshop meeting will be Saturday, January 6, Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 9 am to noon. Shi Han Gaye Lingley will inspire us with ideas for  2018 Year of the Dog, which is also our annual art show theme.


2018 ART SHOW DATES!

The Year of the Dog

March 16 - 18

Balboa Park


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


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.

 






Great Dane by Shi Han Gaye Lingley, in preparation for 2018 Year of the Dog.


Year of the Dog calligraphy by FOT President Stella Ting