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


NEXT WORKSHOP SATURDAY, MAY 7

The next Friends of Taka Sumi-e workshop is Saturday, May 7. We will meet in the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park. It's in full bloom right now so we will meet there to paint, sketch and enjoy the beautiful roses from 9 am till noon. FOT President Tricia Erler will demonstrate painting roses and we will also have a short meeting. The garden is located at 2125 Park Blvd., across Park Blvd. (to the east) from the science center, Natural History Museum (The NAT), and the big round fountain. Parking, beginning at 9 am, is available along Park Blvd., and parking lots to the south of the science center and north of The NAT are also available, with access over Park Blvd. at the bridge to the east of The NAT. Bring your usual painting gear along with a chair, hat, sunscreen, water and a snack. Click HERE for samples of rose paintings created by Tuesday Painters.  Single rose by Shi Han Gaye.

















SAVE THE DATES: TRAVEL TO JAPAN WITH TAKASHI

Depart Saturday, November 12, return Tuesday, November 22. The return is two days before Thanksgiving. For more information, click HERE.


FYI: SUMMER CAMP BRUSH PAINTING

Shi Han painters Gaye Lingley, Stephanie Mast and Karen Straus have been invited to teach brush painting to children at the Japanese Friendship Garden summer camp in July. Sign up your little people (Grades 1-8)  at Japanese Friendship Garden  or come give the Shi Hans a hand. To help contact Karen, kstraus1@gmail.com.


SPRING SEMESTER

Spring classes end Saturday, June 11. For the list of San Diego Community College holidays and breaks and the list of spring painting subjects, click  HERE.


CLASS FIELD TRIPS TO MINGEI MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Thursday, June 2 at 11 am, and Tuesday, June 7 at 1 pm.

Takashi’s Tuesday and Thursday classes will visit the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park during field trips in lieu of our normal classes. Our Tuesday and Thursday classrooms are not available on June 2 and 7, a result of election voting and Passover. Students will meet at the Mingei for docent-led tours. The Mingei is showing Japanese arts of daily life from its collection, including textiles, paintings, writings, kimono, baskets, pottery, clothing, cabinets and much more. The exhibit runs from April 2-October 2. Contact the Mingei for additional information, 619-704-7497 or visit  http://www.mingei.org




Unknown Artist, Wrapping Cloth (Furoshiki), 19th century, Meiji period, Japan, banana fiber (bashofu), indigo and natural dyes.


KIMONO EXHIBIT

The Japanese Friendship Garden is hosting a kimono exhibit, Threaded, Traveled, Treasured: Kimonos From Japan In San Diego Collections. The show runs April 1 through June 12 at the Inamori Pavilion. Black kosode with streams and lilies from the Mira Costa College Aizawa and Kameda Mingei collections. Iridescent pink kimono with peacock from the Japanese Friendship Garden permanent collection. Click http://niwa.org/exhibit/threaded-traveled-treasured-kimonos-japan-san-diego-collections for additional information.




















DRY MOUNTING WORKSHEET

Society member Sue Landers has prepared an instruction sheet on dry mounting 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


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


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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.

 




Cherry blossoms

by Sensei Takashi Ijichi