Welcome

Joan Rasp, “Ryujo”
ALICE ROGOW, “Ryu Yu”
DEBORAH PENNELL, “Ryude”
STELLA TING,  “Ryu Gyoku”
STEPHANIE MAST, “Ryusu”
MISA OKADA, “Sashu”
ROSALIND NICKLIN, “Ryuro”
EDNA HARPER, “Ryu-e”
LOUISE RENDICH, “Rushu”
GAYE LINGLEY, “Ryugai”
TRICIA FAURE ERLER, “Ryusha”
NINA FISHMAN, “Ryuni”
NINA FISHMAN, “Ryuni”
NANCY LEE, “Ryunan”
NINA FISHMAN, “Ryuni”
JOSEPH (JOE) CROSS, “Ryujo”
MARGIE JOHNSON, “RyuMa”
KAREN STRAUS, “Ryuka”

Paintings by Taka Sumi-e Society's Shihan Students

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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

70 members.

 

For more information

on the society, Click HERE.

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 semi-retirement of Sensei Takashi in 2017, our San Diego Community College teachers are Iris Lowe-Reiss and Michiyo Kirkpatrick.

Society News

Fall 2021 CLASS Enrollment is open

The SDCCD portal is now up and running for Fall 2021 registration.

No permission code from the instructor is needed to enroll.  

See more detail on the Sumi-e Classes tab. 

 

Class times and codes needed to enrollment are on each instruction's page.

Thirty Day Challenge 

The Books tab has been updated to include Cliff Brown's new eBooks "Sumi-e Hands 2021".  This is his June 2021 Thirty Day Challenge to draw and paint hands in sumi ink.

To view "Sumi-e Hands 2021", Click HERE.

To see all of Cliff's eBooks, Select the Books tab.

Tuesday Painters on Zoom

Tuesday Painters is a group of FOT members and sumi-e students who meet to paint outdoors.  The informal group is now meeting every Tuesday at 12:30pm on Zoom.  If you'd like to join in with the Tuesday Painters, contact Gaye Lingley takasumiesociety@gmail.com

For more details, Click HERE.

Our 2021 Annual Art Exhibition is available

The Taka Sumi-e  2021 Annual Art Exhibition is  available as a virtual presentation.

A Link to the show is available HERE.

Washu-Kai Virtual Show - November  21st

Washu-Kai's Annual show is November 21st.  It will be presented under a YouTube link. 

A Show Flyer with information about how to obtain the YouTube link for the show is attached HERE.

Takasumi-e Annual Party - Slideshow

A pdf of the slideshow prepared for the 2020 Annual Takasumi-e Party is attached HERE

Use the curved up and down arrows to the right of the magnifying glass "search" icon to jump one full page at a time.

2020 Annual Membership Form

The updated 2020 Annual Membership Form is attached Here

Society Newsletters

Friends of Takasumi-e Society newsletters are now available on this site. 

See the Newsletter page under the Events and Meetings menu item.

To view the Newsletters, Click HERE.

 
New Wet Stretching Instructions

Cliff Brown's Wet Stretching Instructions document and a two part video demonstration are now available on this site.  See the Wet Stretching page under the How To... menu item.

To view "Wet Stretching" page, Click HERE.

Tuesday Painters Gallery

 

A new Tuesday Painters Gallery page has been added under the Art Galleries menu item.  We collected paintings made between 2013 and this year.  Please take a look at these very creative paintings and let us know if there is value in this approach, and what other subjects should be included with their own Gallery page.

For more details, Click HERE.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month. 

 

To access the current Workshop Schedule, located at the bottom of the Society Information & Workshops page, Click HERE.

KINU-E KAI SILK PAINTING

Kinu-e Kai is the Friends of Taka Sumi-e silk painting group.  The groups meets monthly at Leucadia Pizza in University City (near the Costa Verde and UTC shopping centers).  If you have questions contact Stephanie Mast, finmanhamster01@yahoo.com

 

For more details, Click HERE.

To contact Friends of Taka Sumi-e email takasumiesociety@gmail.com or call 858 336-1565.

 

Visit our Facebook Group: Friends of Taka Sumi-e

 

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 http://www.sdbgf.org

1650 El Prado, Casa Del Prado in San Diego
Balboa Park E-mail : sdbgf@nethere.com

 

To submit content or corrections to the website contact our webmaster at rlingley53@gmail.com