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KAJI ASO STUDIO- 2023 Winter Class Offerings
Offering in-person and mixed modality classes.

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

IN-PERSON

 

Japanese Seasonal Song Class

Instructor: Mikiko Sato 

S1 January 2023 Session::

        2 Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
        Jan 18th and Jan 25th Tuition: $75
S2 Feb 2023
 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

       Feb 1st through Feb 22nd Tuition: $150

Enjoy the season and enjoyment of singing while learning Japanese Songs with composer and musician Mikiko Sato. Students will also be introduced to  Japanese culture and language through song.

Adults- all levels welcome!

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

Mikiko Sato biography here

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register. 

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IN-PERSON

 

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai  

                       

W1 March 2023 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
        March 1st through March 22ndTuition: $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 and more:

based on the teachings of KAJI ASO: 

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 -

January 18th  through March 15th
Tuition: $250; senior/student $235

 

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


Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register.                         

 

Watercolor class description:  We will be focusing on teachings of Kaji Aso including the "dot project" exercises and ideas of "center" in painting. And we will study layering  of colors through still life. and sky studies.  Students will also have the opportunity to work on their own subject matter including  landscapes and imagination. Various media, including colored pencil and gouache, are welcome. Sketching and drawing are encouraged as a base of study for artistic vision.  

Quote from Kaji Aso: "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."

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IN-PERSON 

CERAMICS

Instructor: Tsuya Chinn

Note: These classes are  FULL 

Description: Please note: we are not a  production ceramic  facility. Space is limited. These classes are part of Kaji Aso Studio, and

the art approach is in line with the legacy of Kaji Aso. 

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Mikiko Sato

sleeping in--

shining in sparrow song,

the February sun

                - John Ziemba

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.

Michiko Imai

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ONLINE

 

DRAWING - "WINTER STEW"

Instructor: Gary Tucker
Class meets via Zoom

Tuesday Evening 7-9 pm

6 week class 

January 24th through March 7th

(no class February 21st)

Tuition: $200

Not a "Stew" but a combination of Urban, Pastoral and Figurative Subjects  around our favorite seasoning, Winter...
We look at  how the artist uses Tonal Values or Lights and Darks, to bring Clarity to the flavors , Spice to the blend, and Mood to each recipe... - uh, er, drawing


Drawing is the most accessible form of visual art; it is both gratifying and challenging. In this class, we will develop and hone drawing skills in the media of charcoal.  There will be demonstrations by the instructor, 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

Drawing by Gary Tucker

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via EMAIL

 

Poetry Workshop (by email)
Instructor: Michael Biales


8 Mondays -

January 23rd through March 20th

(no classes February 20th) 
Workshops are conducted through email.
Tuition: $40; 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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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 

January 23rd through March 20th

(no classes February 20th) 
Tuition: $225; senior/student $210


Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register.

Watercolor class description:  This winter 2023 we will be focusing on teachings of Kaji Aso including the "dot project" exercises and ideas of "center" in painting. And we will study layering  of colors through autumnal still life. and sky studies.  Students will also have the opportunity to work on their own subject matter including  landscapes and imagination. Various media, including colored pencil and gouache, are welcome. Sketching and drawing are encouraged as a base of study for artistic vision.  

Quote from Kaji Aso: "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."

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Private Piano Lessons

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

One hour lessons scheduled individually. 

$80 per lesson

Contact  administrator@kajiasostudio.com 

for current scheduling and registration.

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Watercolor by Katherine Sloss

Watercolor by Kate Finnegan

Ceramics by Tsuya Chinn

Linda Papatopoli

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