KAJI ASO STUDIO- Online 2021 Classes Spring session
Classes and events will remain online into 2021. We will provide any updates during that time.
Please see the selection of calligraphy, drawing, watercolor, poetry and haiku below. 
We hope to see you online soon. 
      Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information and to register.         
 

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai               
T1 Session: 4 Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      April 6th -  April 27th  Tuition: $120
T2 Session: 4 Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      May 4th
 - May 25th  Tuition: $120
"All these sessions meet via Zoom

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai                
W1 Session:: 4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      April 7th -  April 28th 
Tuition: $120
W2 Session:: 4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      May 5th - May 26th  Tuition: $120
"All these sessions meet via Zoom

Michiko Imai will talk about the origin of characters and their meaning. She will demonstrate and go over the fundamentals of calligraphy. Students will learn about Japanese culture and manners when Michiko inserts her thoughts and humor. Maximum 5 students. Note: Minimum of 3 students to run. Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information and to register. 

Watercolor: Wednesday Evenings:

Instructors: Katie Sloss and Kate Finnegan 
Session I: 6:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.
Session II: 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 pm 
10 Wednesdays* -  March 24th - May 26th
Classes meet via Zoom. 
Tuition*”: $250.; senior/student $215.
pack of four classes $125; student/ senior $105

Overlapping sessions allow time to share works with a larger group.
* Note: Pro-rated late registration may be available if space allows- please ask. 
*” Note: It is possible to split into two half semester payments. 

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information and to register.                          Watercolor class description: After a general introduction to the pure and transparent characteristics of watercolor as well as the layering of colors, we will begin to seek the true essence of nature, such as sunlight, cold moon and the smell of mud. Subjects include still life, landscape and our imagination. Students will be challenged to discover new aspects of the medium. There will be discussions related to the process of painting during each class. Sketching and drawing will be encouraged as a base of study for artistic vision.  

Watercolor, Sketching and more: 
Kate Finnegan 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

10 Mondays - March 22nd - May 24th
Classes meet via Zoom. 
Tuition: $250; senior/student $215 or
pack of four classes $125; student/ senior $105
Description: This class will focus on watercolor and include sketching studies and colored pencil studies related to watercolor. We will also practice working with water and enjoying the meditative magic of painting. A series of discussions and exercises developed by Mr. Aso about the layering process and dot project will also be included. Students work during the week and may work at class time as well. During class time the teacher leads a review and discussion about what people have been working on. 
Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information and to register.

Basic Drawing  Instructor: Gary Tucker
Class meets every Tuesday Evening 7-9 pm via Zoom
8 week class starting April 6th
Tuition: $240
Register Here 
Learn to draw, and you’ll have a great foundation to pursue painting, illustration, web design, animation, and more. Drawing is the most accessible form of visual art; it is both gratifying and challenging. In this class, you’ll learn to see the world around us as an artist sees it. Each week new exercises in basic design, shape, texture, composition. Gary starts with a demonstration creating a drawing in front of your eyes.  You can follow along if you choose or watch the drawing come to life. This is followed by questions and answers and then a look at homework. Each session is recorded and that recording is made viewable to students after class. During the week students will submit their drawings and Gary will review them on-line and in class.

 

             yellow willow

             through it, the pond

             and the budding woods


                                  - John Ziemba


Boston Haiku Society Monthly Meeting
The Third Saturday of each month

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Leader: John Ziemba 
Meetings held via Zoom.
Suggested Donation $4 for per meeting.    Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com to register
This group meets monthly to discuss and share haiku poems. The group welcomes anyone interested in writing Haiku. Classes meet on zoom.


The Boston Haiku Society’s long-term members are active locally and internationally, and their publication “Biting the Sun” is now in bookstores. Founders: Kaji Aso. John Ziemba, Raffael DeGruttola, David Schuster, Lawrence Rungren and Glen Gustafson.

Poetry Workshop (by email)
Instructor: Michael Biales
10 Mondays - March 22nd - May 24th
Workshops are conducted through email.
Tuition: $50; or pack of 4 for $20
Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information and to register.

Description: Each Monday participants are sent a theme subject (often seasonal) with seven random words. The poets create poems that include all seven random words and send them the instructor to receive feedback. All participants’ poems are then sent to the whole group the following week. Emphasis will be on the development of the individual's imagination and their ability to create poetry with a consistent and unified concept.

Private ONLINE Piano Lessons

Linda Papatopoli  -Faculty at BC & longtime accompanist for Mr. Aso

Scheduled Individually.  Please contact 

administrator@kajiasostudio.com for current scheduling, pricing and registration.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the

Mission Hill / Fenway Neighborhood Trust.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the
City of Boston’s Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund.
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This program is supported in part by the Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grant administered by Mass Cultural Council in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.