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


NEW! RESOURCES PAGE

As requested at the popular Friends of Taka card-making workshop, a resource page is being created to help members find materials for painting and projects.  The page is under construction, and members are invited to submit ideas to add to the page. Click here to see the new page.


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.

 

FOT SHOW DATES ANNOUNCED: March 21 and 22, 2015!

The theme is Year of the Ram.


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


FALL CLASS DATES

The fall semester started Tuesday, Sept. 2. The semester ends January 24. All class are at the same locations and times, with the exception of the Tuesday, University City class. The Tuesday class is moving to the North University Community Library Branch, 8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. This branch is just off Nobel Drive near the 805 freeway. The time remains the same, 12:30 to 3:30 pm.


For a list of lesson subjects and the fall holiday schedule, click HERE.


SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION FALL SEMESTER HOLIDAY/BREAKS:

12/18-01/03/15 Winter break

01/19 Martin Luther King Day


FIRST SATURDAY FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E WORKSHOP MEETINGS

The next Friends of Taka Saturday workshop meeting is January 3, 9 am to 11:30 am, Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. It will be our traditional pre-show Three-Ring Circus: Stretch, Mat and Frame. Click HERE for more information on our monthly workshop meetings.


MASHI PAPER AND DOSA INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE

Over the summer Takashi demonstrated making mashi paper and dosa solution. For a tutorial click HERE


SENSEI TAKASHI IJICHI HAS PUBLISHED A NEW 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.

 

Origami crane wreath by 10-Year Student Gaye Lingley