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KAJI ASO STUDIO- Online 2022 Classes Winter Session
Classes and events will remain online for winter 2022.

NOTE: We are preparing for some hybrid classes beginning spring session 2022.  Please stay tuned.
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                          

W1 January 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
        Jan 5th through Jan 26th Tuition: $120
February 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

       Feb 2nd through Feb 23rd Tuition: $120
March 2022 Session::

        4 Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

       March 2nd through March 23rd Tuition: $120   
"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. 


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 -
Jan 24th through March 21st
(no class Feb 21st) 
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.

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sleeping in--

shining in sparrow song,

the February sun
                                                                            - John Ziemba


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

8 week class 

Jan 11th - March 9th (no class Feb 22nd) 
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

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Introduction to Pastel

Instructor: Jeanne Gugino
Class meets via Zoom
Tuesday Evening 5:30-7:30 pm

4 week class  March 1st - March 22nd   
Tuition: $240

Pastel is really drawing in color. Everyone has heard of Edgar Degas, but what else do you know about him and the pastellists that came before and after. In a brief four-week session you will learn the history of pastel, about a variety of supplies, substrates (papers) and techniques. We will also look at some contemporary pastel artists.

Note: For this class you will need to get supplies that will cost approximately $70. "The pastels will last for a really long time so it is worth the investment." 

Supply List: from Dick Blick

20026-1309       Rembrandt soft pastels, 30 half sticks $48.03

10710-1209       Canson Mi Teints assortis sheets, 12 x 16 $14.01

For more info on supply list and to register


for more information and to register. 

* Cautionary note-do not take this class if you are pregnant. We will talk about pastel dust and other health considerations.



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 


9 Wednesdays -

Jan 19th through March 16th
Classes meet via Zoom. 


Tuition: $250; senior/student $220
[or pack of four classes $130; 

student/ senior $115 pack of four]


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: 
Kate Finnegan

8 Mondays -

Jan 24th through March 21st (no class Feb 21st) 

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


Tuition: $225; senior/student $195

[or pack of four classes $130; 

student/ senior $115 pack of four]


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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