Society Information & Workshops

Friends of Taka Sumi-e society workshop meetings are held the first Saturday of every month, September through May, in Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  A brief FOT membership meeting follows the workshop, 11:30 am to Noon.  Please bring your own tea mug.  Hot water and tea are provided.  A potluck is voluntary.  (Alternative locations to Room 104 will be announced.)


Benefits of joining Friends of Taka Sumi-e

Workshops, museum field trips, outdoor field trips to sketch and paint in nature, potlucks, holiday parties, and the annual art show and fashion show at San Diego beautiful Balboa Park are just some of the opportunities students have to expand their knowledge of sumi-e and to enjoy socializing with fellow students.


For NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS, Click 2020 Annual Membership Registration.pdf


Annual Membership Fee Deadline

Yearly membership, which runs from October to the following September, is $20.

Mail your check to:

Teri Ashabraner

454 Inkopah Street

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Society Leaders

Alice Rogow, President

*** OPEN ***,  Vice President

Stella Ting, Treasurer

Secretary, Gaye Lingley

Teri Ashabraner, Membership

Chistina Matchett, Workshop Coordinator

Iris Lowe, Communication Coordinator

Joe Cross, Photographer

Ron Lingley, Webmaster

Sarah Barnes, Hospitality

In order for Friends of Taka Sumi-e to continue to be a successful society, we need everyone to get involved. 

Members can work together as co-chairs/team. 

The board welcomes you to be a part of a great team.

Please notify Gaye Lingley at if you are interested  in nominating someone (yourself, perhaps) or have further questions regarding the responsibilities of the positions. 


2021 Workshops & Events


NOTE:  Workshops are now remote, starting at 9am and using the Society's Zoom account, until further notice.  See the month's Newsletter for more details about this month's session. 


Friends of Takasumi-e Workshops are held monthly from January to November.

Most Workshops are in Balboa Park's Room 104, Casa del Prado, 1800 El Prado, San Diego from 9:00am to Noon, on the first Saturday of each month.

Patio B is located in Casa del Prado.

The Hall of Nations is also located in Balboa Part.

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