Friends of Taka Sumi-e

 
 
                                                                                                       


Friends of Taka Sumi-e

Affiliate of San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc., Balboa Park


Friends of Taka Sumi-e is an art-based society in San Diego, California, dedicated to studying and sharing the art of Japanese style sumi-e brush painting. The society was founded in 2002 and currently has 70 members. TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, CLICK HERE.


The society’s founder and guiding light is Takashi Ryuho Ijichi, long-time San Diego Community College art instructor and a leading figure in  San Diego’s Japanese cultural community.  With the retirement of Sensei Takashi in January, our San Diego Community College teacher is Iris Lowe-Reiss.


SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE

Summer classes begin June 19 and run through  July 27. There will be only two Tuesday sessions, June 19 and June 26. For more on summer classes, click HERE.


SAVE THE DATE

FOT Annual summer party, Saturday, August 18.


ART CLUB PRESENTS THE ART SHOW

Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. FOr a printable, downloadable flyer, click Art Club Show.jpg.



ART SHOW AND SALE THROUGH JULY 9
























SPRING SEMESTER JANUARY 31 - JUNE 7

For additional class information, click HERE.


ADDITIONAL CLASS OFFERED THIS SPRING

Japanese brush painting is also being offered at  Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library starting February 1 as a part of Continuing Education program. The class will be taught by Michiyo Kirkpatrick. For additional information, click HERE.  For a flyer, click Japanese Brush Painting FREE class.png.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

JULY:               Terashikomi led by Stephanie Mast

AUGUST:          Annual Friends of Taka Sumi-e Party on Saturday, August 18, location TBD

SEPTEMBER:   Fabric painting, Sue Landers, All Souls Episcopal Church (1475 Catalina                      Blvd., San Diego, CA  92107) 9AM to noon

OCTOBER:       Subject to be determined, led by Joe Cross

NOVEMBER:    Card Making led by Roz Nicklin


CLIFF BROWN CREATES PDF eBOOKS

One of FOT’s most active members, Cliff Brown has invited members and painters to view online PDF eBooks he has created of brush paintings. The subjects are Hokusai in Edo,  Plein Air San Diego, Nineteen Days of Portraits, and Thirty Days of California Desert Tortoise. Cliff has added a new book, Wu Guanzhong 2017. Click on the link to Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6mybLruStGPRWtYaUI3VVd5U2M and enjoy!


DRY MOUNTING WORKSHEET

Society member Sue Landers has prepared an instruction sheet on dry mounting RICE PAPER paintings with silicone glue backing paper. FOT buys the glue paper in bulk for the best price and sells it at FOT workshop meetings. For downloadable dry and wet stretching and mounting instructions, click HERE. For a worksheet on dry mounting SILK paintings, click HERE.


MASHI PAPER AND DOSA INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE

For a tutorial click HERE.


TUESDAY PAINTERS

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 takasumiesociety@gmail.com.  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.


KINU-E KAI SILK PAINTING

The Friends of Taka Sumi-e silk painting group has a new name, Kinu-e Kai. The groups meets monthly at Leucadia Pizza in University City (near the Costa Verde and UTC shopping centers.)  For more information on Kinue Kai and silk painting, click  HERE.


RESOURCES PAGE

A resource page has been created to help members find materials for painting and projects. Click here to see the page.


SENSEI TAKASHI IJICHI HAS PUBLISHED A BOOK, “SUMI-E BY RYUHO.” TO LEARN MORE,  CLICK HERE


TO CONTACT FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E email

        takasumiesociety@gmail.com or call 619-550-1400.


Friends of Taka Sumi-e is an affiliate of the San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation Inc.,

Balboa Park, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization

http://www.sdbgf.org

1650 El Prado
Casa Del Prado
Balboa Park E-mail : sdbgf@nethere.com


VISIT US ON FACE BOOK AT FRIENDS OF TAKA SUMI-E


To submit content or corrections to the website contact webmaster Karen at kstraus1@gmail.com


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and www.takasumi-e.com.  All images are copyrighted and may not be used without the

permission of the artists. All rights reserved.

 














Spring Irises

by Sensei Iris Lowe-Reiss