Society Meetings

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 to 11:30 am. A brief FOT membership meeting follows the workshop, 11:30 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 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM  2017.pdf Keep the top half of the form for your records; return the bottom half  to Stephanie Mast.

Annual Membership Fees Deadline

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

Mail your check to:

Stephanie Mast, Membership Chair

1801 Ratcliff Rd.,

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Or contact Stephanie at, or call 760-729-6302.





In preparation for the upcoming show, Shi Hans will guide a workshop on final show preparations.


Tuesday Painters is a group of FOT members and sumi-e students who meet to paint outdoors, or plein air painting. The informal group meets the 1st, 3rd, 4th and any 5th Tuesdays of each month from 9 am until noon. If you'd like to join in with the Tuesday Painters, contact Gaye Lingley  Any suggestions as to places to paint are appreciated. This is a great way to expand artistic horizons and sumi-e really lends itself to the out-of-doors.


Friends of Taka Sumi-e Nihonga silk painting group meets monthly. This is an open group for all levels. We paint together and share experience, ideas, supplies, resources, and camaraderie. Beginners are most welcome as are artists curious about the process and want to observe. Contact Sensei Stephanie Mast for questions, location and beginning instruction information. For more on Nihonga, click HERE.

To see photos from recent workshop meetings, click HERE.