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Kimmy Wu Ma holds Master of Art in the School of Education, New York University (1996) and successfully completed her graduate studies with international exhibitions in NYC & ItalyMrs. Ma was also selected via competitive auditions, to attend studio arts program in Instituto Universtario di Architectuttura di Venezia at NYU's Graduate Studios in Venice, Italy. 
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With her academic concentration in painting, thesis of her art interplays minimalistic representation of "Duality", inspire by her origin, using Ancient literature based metaphors, as abstract experiment with environmental elements by layering sand, clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass, mesh grains for textural painting application along with acrylics and ink. As a lead art educator and a working artist, the curriculum is dedicated to focus in artistic development, art histories & theories. 
Mrs. Ma engages actively in public arts projects as Queens Library guest lecturer in various branches, and facilitates art education parent workshops for various public schools. Her art participated in Clara E Gli Americani Travel Exhibitions in Italy. In NYC, exhibitions included Casa Italian Zerilli-Marimo  for her series of "12/81 Chapters Interpretation"; 80 Washington Square East Gallery of "36/81 Chapters of Interpretation" series; thesis group exhibition in Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy; W. Wickiser Gallery with "Dreamscape" series & solo/group exhibitions in photography, woodcut & print making collections in Klapper Hall at QC Galleries. While attending her graduate studiesshe collaborated several national ad campaigns in spearheading creative briefs for Mercedez Benz, (LVMH) Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for Hennessy brand, E*TRADE, Citibank & Amercian Express. Her window designs & schematics were commisioned by top cosmetic company for its summer & spring collections. Always enjoy her involvement in art education events and creating  theme-based original designs for public school foyers & performance stages in our community. 
Prior to ARTStudio, in addition to teaching, she had served as Director of Queens campus for Audrey Cohen College, and VP of Account Services at Admerasia Advertising Inc. Her works have been privately collected by NYC adverstising agencies, NY law offices/legal services & local business centers. She continues to share her passion in art and always aims to work toward the annual art exhibitions with her students at the Art Studio.

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ARTStudio is dedicated to provide fine arts instructions to creative thinkers who have strong interests in artistic developmentOur art members are encouraged to create in an artistically supportive environment, as they learn various perspectives of looking
at art while exploring various disciplines of visual arts. Our ARTStudio's work standards anticipate members to connect intellectually with readings, theory discussions and through well-guided technique instructions with highly qualified teaching artists.  

ARTStudio's Teaching Artists 

Ms. Lauren Gueli
(School Year Sundays & Mondays)
As a certified art teacher, Ms. Lauren received Master of ART Education from nationally top ranking art school, Rhode Island School of Design, exceptional in her artistic knowledge and techniques, she received high recommendations from principals and deans in various schools, and comes with a wealth of teaching experiences in the US and aboard. Click and view her Bio & ART Portfolio.


Ms. Christine Roepken 

(School Year: Saturday 3:45-5:15pm for age 7-12)

Certified Lead Art Instructor 

Ms. Christine Roepken graduated with the Bachelor of Fine Art from School of Visual Arts and Master Degree in Art Education from Adelphi University. She collaborated Comic-Con Projects, and provides comic art instructions for the past summers for L.I. Usdan Center for the Arts. Click to view Ms. Christine's Bio & Art Portfolio.


Mr. Christopher Gomez

(Sunday Cartooning 2:30-4)

Mr. Chris is a professional cartoonist & holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He brings ample training and experiences to our ART Studio. With his work in Manhattan Youth Organization, he has been teaching illustration and comics to students in many top performing middle schools in NYC including: the Clinton School of Writers and Artists, the Spruce Street School, East Side Middle school, the Riverdale Country School and Brooklyn School of Arts and Science. View Mr. Chris'sBio & ART Portfolio



Ms. Christine Pandolfi  

Summer programs & Sundays

As a collaborative team assistant teacher, Ms. Christine received Bachelor of Fine Art from Hunter College, majored in painting, and has been an active member of National Art League with various exhibitions. She is passionate about art making and enjoys working with children; she is trained under Mrs. Ma in Studio's format during summer intensive art camp, and collaboratively works with another teaching artist in our Sunday programs, during school year. Our art beginners enjoy Ms. Christine very much.  Click to view Bio & ART Portfolio

Ms. Viola  

(Summer Sundays 2015)

As a certified Lead Art Instructor, Ms. Viola received Master Degree in Art Education from Lehman College, state certified N-12. She is a lead teacher at a public school in Bayside, spearheading visual arts in after school programs. She also taught as a former FIT professor of design and worked as a manager in the Chelsea Art Museum.