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KAJI ASO STUDIO- Summer 2022 Class Offerings
We have started a gradual reopening with some classes in-person and some via Zoom or hybrid. 

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



Japanese Seasonal Song Class

Instructor: Mikiko Sato

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


for more information and to register. 





Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai  


W1 June 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
        June 1st through June 22nd Tuition: $120
W2 Jul
y 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

       July 6th through July 27th 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.


for more information and to register. 






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

JUNE-  four Wednesdays -

June 8th through June 29th
Tuition: $115; senior/student $100


JULY -  four Wednesdays -

July 6th through July 27th
Tuition: $115; senior/student $100


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


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: 

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


JUNE-  four Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

June 6th through June 27th
Tuition: $115; senior/student $100


JULY - AUGUST  four Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

July 11th through August 1st
Tuition: $115; senior/student $100


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: for more information and to register.

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from the depths of the pond slow rings spread

                - John Ziemba

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Intensive In-person Two-Day

YUPO Watercolor Workshop

with instructor: Jeanne Gugino

Saturday and Sunday, June 18th & 19th

from 10:00 AM until Noon

Tuition for two days: $100 


Description: Yupo is a synthetic substrate, tree-free paper that is everlasting.  

It is non-absorbent, resists buckling and can be wiped clean. Yupo offers fun and

challenges to the artist. In this workshop you will explore the many possibilities

for Yupo in your work. Some small samples will be provided for small experiments.

Please bring your own pad of Yupo. Supply list below.


Supply list: Your watercolors, palette, brushes, cups for water, board/s if you have them.

*9 x 12” or 11 x 14” pad of Medium Yupo (orange cover). Available at Dick Blick-purchase early.

Contact for more information and to register.

Note: Minimum of 3 students ​to run.

At this time we ask you to wear your mask.



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:

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.





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

June 8th through August 1st (no class July 4th)
Workshops are conducted through email.
Tuition: $40; or pack of 4 for $20


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.




DRAWING with charcoal. Instructor: Gary Tucker

Online Class starts in November 2022





Instructor: Tsuya Chinn

4 Saturdays- 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm

June 4 through June 25

Note: This class is FULL.

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. 

Class space limited to 3.


Private Piano Lessons

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

Scheduled Individually.  Please contact 

for current scheduling, pricing and registration.

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