Join Sumi-e Classes

 


The San Diego Community College Continuing Education summer session begins June 19 and ends July 27. There will be only two Tuesday sessions, June 19 and June 26. Registration is open online or you can register in class.


Registration materials for the FREE classes are available from the instructor.  SDCCD fall classes are held at the following locations:


CLASSES

Classrooms:

Tuesday: 11:30-2:30pm

North University Branch Library

8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego 92122 (858)581-9637


Wednesday: 6:15-9:15pm

West City Campus Room 124A

3249 Fordham St., San Diego 92110 (619)388-1866 (619)388-1873DSPS


Thursday: 11:15-2:15pm

 Lawrence Family Jewish Center

4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla 92037


Thursday: 12:30-3 pm Serra Mesa-Kearny

Mesa Library


Friday: 9:-12:00pm

Friday: 12:15 to 3:15pm

West City Campus Room 124A

3249 Fordham St., San Diego 92110 (619)388-1866 (619)388-1873DSPS


NOTE: Classes held at off-site locations will follow the calendar of the off-site location.



SUMMER  SESSION CLASS INFORMATION


Classes will run from the week of June 19-July 27 with the exception of Tuesday classes. There will only be two Tuesday sessions, June 19 and June 26.


The Summer semester, at the request of many students, will be dedicated to Asian fine line* brush painting. Anyone not wishing to do fine line painting will have the opportunity to paint in a more spontaneous** style. Spontaneous subjects will be local birds, flowers, animals and landscapes. 

*utilizes meticulous realistic drawing and emphasizes the beauty of lines. Fine line paintings often have vivid colors. This style features close attention to detail and fine brushwork.

* "of the moment" painting style whereby the image is created in one sitting. It feature swift instantaneous brush work and an impressionistic goal.


Week 1 Fine line painting* preparation. Choosing what to paint and beginning to transfer it on to glass paper. 1 piece of paper and transfer materials will be provided. 

Week 2 Black and white image work in ink(sumi) and white paint (gofun) on to the paper. Instant powdered gofun will be available for class.

Week 3 Layer 1 of color. Learning how to create light washes to begin to bring out the dimensions of the images

Week 4 Layer 2 Learning how to blend in the color washes

Week 5 Layer 3 Getting opacity without becoming chalky

Week 6 Layer 4 Finishing touches, details and background wash. 


Course and Instructor Information


This is an introductory through advanced course, designed for older adults 55+ in the art of the Asian round brush using watercolor and ink. This course will explore the principles of art and design of Asian and American cultures in a safe, respectful and positive environment. The student will learn practical applications, using diverse media, to create artworks for personal use and gifts. Painting and actively participating in class will help the student maintain fine and gross motor coordination and socialization skills.

Instructor: Dr. Iris Lowe (Lowe-Reiss) 
Email:drilowe@gmail.com or ilowe@sdccd.edu


SENSEI IRIS PRESENTLY TEACHES 5 CLASSES OF ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING FOR THE EMERITUS PROGRAM OF THE SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT.

HER SAN DIEGO MENTOR IS MASTER TEACHER TAKASHI  IJICHI. SHE IS ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO TAKASHI FOR HIS TOUGH LOVE AND WAS HONORED WHEN HE HANDED THE BATON OVER TO HER IN 2017.


IRIS' LOVE OF BRUSH PAINTING BEGAN AT AGE 3 WHEN SHE VIEWED SUMI-E ON HER GRANDFATHER'S  LIVING ROOM WALL. SHE STARTED USING ASIAN BRUSHES (UNCLE WAS AN IMPORTER/EXPORTER OF ASIAN GOODS)  AT AROUND THE SAME AGE AND HAS NEVER STOPPED.


SHE HAS SEVERAL DEGREES IN FINE ART AND A CERTIFICATE TO TEACH CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING FROM COASTLINE COLLEGE.  SHE BEGAN HER ART CAREER BY TEACHING WESTERN ART IN NEW YORK BUT TOOK A LENGTHY DETOUR AND WORKED

IN THE MEDICAL FIELD FROM 1985 TO 2017. SHE  STARTED TEACHING ART IN AGAIN IN 2006.


IRIS LIVES NEAR THE BEACH. HER HUSBAND AND HIS FAMILY SUPPORT HER ARTISTIC EFFORTS.


Class website: http://www.sdce.edu/emeritus


 

Pictured above: Sensei Takashi Ijichi

Below: Sensei Iris Lowe-Reiss


NEW!

Japanese ink painting (sumi-e) class with Sensei Michiyo Kirkpatrick (pictured below)












The class is at Serra Mesa Kearny Mesa Library, (Community Room) 

9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123


Thursdays, February 1  through June 7, 12:30 pm - 3 pm


The free class is offered through San Diego Community College Continuing Ed Emeritus 55+ program.


Registration is done in class at the library on Thursdays.


Beginners are welcome.

You will learn how to create beautiful tones of Japanese sumi ink and paint with unique Japanese brush style.


Class is taught slow-paced step by step, and really relaxed.


This is a 18-week course and open enrollment. That means, you can come to the class anytime you wish. Even if you miss the registration days above, you can still walk-in to take a class.


All you will need is supplies (approximately $30-40 and you can get the materials after you receive a supply list in class from me).


So if you are interested, please come to the library to register on Thursday, February 1 or February 8 from 12:30 pm - 3 pm. 


If you want to register but can’t come to the library on those days above, please contact me at the email below. You can still enroll.  Iloveramona@yahoo.com


Hope to see you in the Japanese brush painting class at Serra Mesa Kearny Mesa Library!


Warm regards,


Michiyo Kirkpatrick