KAJI ASO STUDIO- Autumn 2022 Class Offerings
Offering in-person and mixed modality classes.

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

NEW CLASS OFFERING

 

IN-PERSON

Japanese Seasonal Song Class

Instructor: Mikiko Sato

S1 Sept 2022 Session::

        2 Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
        Sept 21st and Sept 28th Tuition: $75
S2 Oct
 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

       Oct 5th through Oct 26th Tuition: $150

S3 Nov 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

       Nov 2nd through Nov 30th Tuition: $150                     (No class on Nov 23rd) 

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.

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 Sept 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
        Sept 7th through Sept 28th Tuition: $120
W2 Oct
 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

       Oct 5th through Oct 26th Tuition: $120

W3 Nov- Dec 2022 Session::

        6 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

       Nov 2nd through Dec 14th Tuition: $180                     (No class on Nov 23rd) 

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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into a small garden

leaves fall and fall  

and fall


                - John Ziemba

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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
 

15 Wednesdays -

Sept 7th  through Dec 14th
Tuition: $420; senior/student $390

 

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


Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register.                         

 

Watercolor class description:  This autumn 2022 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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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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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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NEW CLASS OFFERING

 

ONLINE

 

DRAWING with charcoal focused on the figure

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

6 week class 

Nov 8th  through Dec 20th 

(no class Nov. 29th)
Tuition: $200

 

NOTE: Registration will begin in September. 


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

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via EMAIL

 

Poetry Workshop (by email)
Instructor: Michael Biales


13 Mondays -

Sept 12th through December 19th

(no classes Sept. 26th, Oct 10th) 
Workshops are conducted through email.
Tuition: $65; 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

13 Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Sept 12th through December 19th

(no classes Sept. 26th, Oct 10th) 
Tuition: $370; senior/student $340


Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register.

Watercolor class description:  This autumn 2022 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

Scheduled Individually.  Please contact 

administrator@kajiasostudio.com 

for current scheduling, pricing and registration.