Sensei Takashi Ijichi returns to teaching with a class at the Santa Clara Recreation Center, Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA, 92109.
The new class begins 2/5 and runs through 6/4/2019. Class hours are Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00 pm.
Class Code is 5484H.
Spring Class subjects include:
2/5 Orchid, Syllabus, registration, sumi-e vocabulary,
materials, and tools.
Lesson on the four gentlemen.
2/12 Japanese Magnolia
2/19 Hummingbird and aloe
2/26 Landscapes / water
3/5 Cactus prickly pear
3/12 Dandelion new shoot of horsetail
3/26 Thistle is home work. Spring Break
4/2 Cherry blossoms
6/4 Pot Luck / Review this semester’s subjects
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