Takashi Ijichi

Spring 2020 Classes

Sensei Takashi Ijichi is teaching two classes:


Tuesday:      11:00am to 2:00pm, Class #20009,

                     Santa Clara Recreation Center,

                     1008 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA, 92109.

Wednesday: 6:15pm to 9:15pm, Class #20447

                     West City Campus, Room 124-A 

                     3249 Fordham St, San Diego, CA 92110


Spring Class subjects (Subject to change):

1/28, 29  Orchid, Syllabus, registration, sumi-e vocabulary,

               materials, and tools.  Lessons on the four gentlemen.

2/4, 5      Japanese Magnolia

2/11, 12  Sparrow and Bamboo

2/18, 19  Pussy Willow

2/25, 26  Camellia

3/3, 4      Thistle  

3/10, 11  Wagtail

3/17, 18 Tiger Lily 

3/23, 24 Cherry Blossoms

3/30-4/3 Spring Break

4/7, 8     Swallow

4/14, 15 Prickly Pear

4/21, 22 Ocean Landscape

4/28, 29 Tulip

5/5, 6     Cat

5/12, 13 Peony

5/19, 20 Lotus

5/26, 27 Carp

6/2, 3     Hydrangea

Takashi at grinding rocks site, sketchin

In each class we read part of “Zen Art for Mediation” before demonstration.  (This book tells us Sumi-E concepts, how you can express this in your own paintings and helps your Sumi-E life.) 

The last 30 minutes we critique each student’s paintings.  (This is the most important part of the class, where you learn from other student’s paintings.)

Course Syllabus Page 1: Click HERE
Sumi-e Art Books
  • “Zen Art for Meditation” by Stewart W. Holmes and Chimyo Horioka

  • “On the Law of Japanese Painting” by Henry P Bowie

  • “The Art of Japanese Brush Painting” by Jack McDowell and Takahiko Mikami

  • “Zen and the Fine Arts” by Shinichi Hisamatsu

  • “Sumi-e by Ryuho” by Takashi Ijichi

  • “Chieko and the Pine” by Steven Gregory, Illustrated by Takashi Ijichi

  • “At the Desert’s Green Edge” by Amedeo M. Rea, Illustrations by Takashi Ijichi

Course Syllabus Page 2: Click HERE
Click HERE for Sensei Takashi's  biography.
Class Schedule and more information is available HERE
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