KAJI ASO STUDIO- Spring 2022 Class Offerings
We are starting a gradual reopening with some classes in-person and some via Zoom or hybrid. 

Please see the selection of calligraphy, drawing, watercolor, poetry, haiku, and piano below. 
We hope to see you soon. 
      Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information and to register.         
 

NEW CLASS OFFERING

 

Japanese Seasonal Song Class

Instructor: Mikiko Sato

May 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

       May 4th through May 25th Tuition: $120

June 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

       June 1st through June 22nd Tuition: $120

Enjoy the season through studying Japanese Songs with composer and musician Mikiko Sato. Students will learn about Japanese culture and language through song.

Maximum 6 students. Note: Minimum of 3 students to run. Masks required. 

Mikiko Sato biography here

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register. 

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these puddles are now

spring puddles


                - John Ziemba

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IN-PERSON

 

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai  

                       

W1 April 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
        April 6th through April 27th Tuition: $120
W2 
May 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

       May 4th through May 25th Tuition: $120

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 6 students. Note: Minimum of 3 students to run.

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register. 

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HYBRID- offering IN-PERSON and ONLINE

 

Watercolor: Wednesday Evenings:

Instructors: Kate Finnegan and Katie Sloss
 

Wednesday Evenings:   

                                   

Session I: 6:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom


Session II: 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 pm In-person

* Note: in-person class limit: 6
 

9 Wednesdays -

March 30th through May 25th
Tuition: $250; senior/student $220

 

or pack of four classes (online option only):          $130; student/ senior $115 

 

Overlapping sessions allow time to share works with a larger group.


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.  

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HYBRID- offering IN-PERSON and ONLINE

Watercolor, Sketching and more: 

based on the teachings of KAJI ASO: 
Instructor: Kate Finnegan

 

8 Mondays -1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

March 28th through May 23rd (no class April 18th)

 * Note: in-person class limit: 6

Tuition: $225; senior/student $195

or pack of four classes (online option only):          $130; student/ senior $115 


Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register.


Description: This class will focus on watercolor and include sketching 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 class time and are encouraged to work on their own outside of class. 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.

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ONLINE

 

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.

Description: This group meets monthly to discuss and share haiku poems. The group welcomes anyone interested in writing Haiku. Session 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.

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ONLINE

 

BASIC DRAWING  Instructor: Gary Tucker
Class meets via Zoom
Tuesday Evening 7-9 pm

8 week class 

April 8th - June 7th (no class May 9th) 
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

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via EMAIL

 

Poetry Workshop (by email)
Instructor: Michael Biales
10 Mondays -

March 21st through May 23rd (no class April 18th)
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.

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IN-PERSON 

CERAMICS

Instructor: Tsuya Chinn

8 Saturdays- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

April 3rd through May 22nd

Note: This class is FULL with a waitlist

 

Description: Please note: we do not do production pottery and are not a production facility. The classes are part of Kaji Aso Studio and the art approach is in line with the legacy of Kaji Aso. 

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Private 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.