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KAJI ASO STUDIO- Online 2021 Classes Autumn Session
Classes and events will remain online for autumn 2021.
Please see the selection of calligraphy, drawing, watercolor, poetry, haiku, and piano below. 
We hope to see you online soon. 
      Contact: for more information and to register.         

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai               
T1 Fall 2021 Session: 4 Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
     Sept 7th through Sept 28th Tuition: $120
T2 Fall 2021 Session: 4 Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
     Oct 5th through Oct 26th Tuition: $120
T3 Fall 2021 Session: 6 Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
     Nov 2nd through Dec 14th (no class Nov 23rd)                 Tuition: $180
"All these sessions meet via Zoom

Japanese Calligraphy: Michiko Imai                          

W1 Fall 2021 Session:: 4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
        Sept 8th through Sept 29th Tuition: $120
W2 Fall 2021 Session:: 4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      Oct 6th through Oct 27th Tuition: $120
W3 Fall 2021 Session:: 6 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      Nov 3rd through Dec 15th (no class Nov 24th)

      Tuition: $180
"All these sessions meet via Zoom

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


for more information and to register. 

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Watercolor: Wednesday Evenings:

Instructors: Katie Sloss and Kate Finnegan 
Wednesday Evenings:                                                          Session I: 6:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.
Session II: 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 pm 
14 Wednesdays* -

September 15th through December 15th 
Classes meet via Zoom. 
Tuition*”: $375; senior/student $320
[or pack of four classes $125; pack of four student/ senior $105]


Overlapping sessions allow time to share works with a larger group.
* Note: Pro-rated late registration may be available if space allows- please ask. 
*” Note: It is possible to split into two half semester payments. 
Contact: 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.  

Poetry Workshop (by email)
Instructor: Michael Biales
14 Mondays -
September 13th through December 13th
Workshops are conducted through email.
Tuition: $70; or pack of 4 for $20
Contact: 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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                                                                            - John Ziemba

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BASIC DRAWING  Instructor: Gary Tucker
Class meets via Zoom
Tuesday Evening 7-9 pm
8 week class  October 5 – November 30, 2021
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


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

Watercolor, Sketching and more: 

based on the teachings of KAJI ASO: 
Kate Finnegan

14 Mondays - Sept 13th - Dec 13th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm     
Classes meet via Zoom. 

Tuition: $350; senior/student $300 
[or pack of four classes $125;
pack of four student/ senior $105]

Contact: for more information and to register.

Description: This class will focus on watercolor and include sketching studies and colored pencil 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 the week and may work at class time as well. During class time the teacher leads a review and discussion about what people have been working on. 
Contact: for more information and to register.

Private ONLINE 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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