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KAJI ASO STUDIO- 2024 Summer 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.         
 

Japanese Seasonal Song Workshop

Let's sing the TANABATA song!!

Instructor: Mikiko Sato

 

June  Session 2024::

        Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

       June 5th and June 26th 

       Tuition: $150

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register. 

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. 

Mikiko Sato biography here

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summer solstice

from the depths of the pond slow rings spread


                - John Ziemba

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IN-PERSON

 

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai  

                       

W1 June 2024 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
        June 5th through June 26th Tuition: $120
W2 Jul
y 2024  Session::

        4 Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

       July 10th through July 31st Tuition: $120

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register. 

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.

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HYBRID- offering IN-PERSON and ONLINE

 

Watercolor: Wednesday Evenings:

Instructors: Kate Finnegan and Katie Sloss
 

Wednesday Evenings:   

                                   

Session I: 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom


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

* Note: in-person class limit: 6
 

JUNE-JULY 

Full Session: June 5th through July 24th

(seven Wednesdays- no class July 3rd)

Tuition: $197; senior/student $184

OR

Pack of four- count as you go

Tuition: $125; senior/student $115

OR

Single classes

Tuition: $35; senior/student $30

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 starting out with some experimental cosmos inspired works, students will work on their choice of still life, landscape or 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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OPTION: IN-PERSON OR ONLINE

Private Piano Lessons

Linda Papatopoli

Set of four consecutive 1-hour private classes.  $300

Before registering for this class, please schedule time to meet with the instructor.

Contact administrator@kajiasostudio.com

 

Description: Long-time accompanist to Mr. Aso, Linda Papatopoli welcomes the advanced or aspiring student in a series of piano lessons to fit your needs, in person at the studio or online. In the spirit of Mr. Aso's teachings, she believes that everyone benefits by creating art and developing their innate musical abilities. Develop or enhance the core basics of technique and musical understanding in this series of lessons. 

 

Linda Papatopoli accompanied Mr. Aso to Japan to perform at the Tokyo Opera House and to Italy to perform in Padua and Venice. She treasures her association with the studio, a place where Mr. Aso's vision of art in all its forms are fostered and shared with the community. Ms. Papatopoli teaches piano at Boston College and is director of the performing arts troupe "The Boston Arts Consort."

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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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via EMAIL

 

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

June 3 through July 22 
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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SPECIAL NOTE

 

Gary Tucker

Watercolor Plein Air classes start in August 2024

More details soon

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HYBRID- offering IN-PERSON and ONLINE

Watercolor, Sketching and more: 

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

 

JUNE-JULY 

Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Full Session: six Mondays

June 17th through July 29th 

(no class July 8th)

Tuition: $168; senior/student $156

OR

Pack of four- count as you go

Tuition: $125; senior/student $115

OR

Single classes

Tuition: $35; senior/student $30


Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

for more information and to register.                         

 

Watercolor class description: After starting out with some experimental cosmos inspired works, students will work on their choice of still life, landscape or 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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CERAMICS

Instructor: Tsuya Chinn

8 Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm

Classes will start again in the fall. 

One space left
Tuition: $365 (includes firing and materials fee)

 

Before registering for this class, please schedule time to meet with the instructor. Because of limited space our approach is a little bit different than other studios.

Description: Clay is an ancient as well as contemporary medium. It continues to be a means of exploration and discovery. Functional and sculptural forms are explored through wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. In this 8 week class demonstrations in clay and glazing are provided. 

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 that artistic discovery.

Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com
for more information and to register. 

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