Join Sumi-e Classes

 

The San Diego Community College Continuing Education fall session begins June 11 and ends Aug. 25. Registration is open online or you can register in class.


Registration materials for the FREE classes are available from the instructor.


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

IRIS’S FALL CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY SEPT. 4


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


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


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 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


 



MICHIYO KIRKPATRICK

CLASSES RESUME ON 9/5


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












Sensei Michiyo teaches authentic Sumi-e, Japanese ink painting.


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

Beginners and Seniors are welcome. 


The FREE course is offered through San Diego Community College Continuing Education.

Register in class. You can join anytime. 


Michiyo’s fall schedule: 

9/5 to 1/24/2019


Serra Mesa Kearny Mesa Library

Monday 2-5pm

Thursday 12-3pm


Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm


Hope to see you in the class!


Warm Regards,


Michiyo Kirkpatrick

NEW! TAKASHI CLASS!


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 9/4 and runs through 1/22/2019. Class hours are 12:30 to 3:30 pm.


Class subjects include:

9/4 orchid

9/11 bamboo

9/25 camellia with bird

10/2 pomegranate 10/9hummingbird

10/16 persimmon  

10/29 chrysanthemum 

Sensei Takashi Ijichi (left) and Sensei Iris Lowe-Reiss (below).