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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 exhibitions in NYC & ItalyMrs. Ma was also selected to attend Instituto Universtario di Architectuttura di Venezia at NYU's Graduate Studio Arts Studies Abroad program in Venice, Italy. 
 
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With her academic concentration in painting, thesis of her art interplays environmental elements & literature-based metaphors.  As a lead art educator, 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 development
Our 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 
 

Art with Ms. Viola  (Summer Sundays & school year: Sundays & Mondays)

Certified Lead Art Instructor

Ms. Fabienne 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. Ms. Viola comes with a wealth of experiences, as a former FIT professor of design and as a manager in the Chelsea Art Museum. Click to view her Bio & Art Portfolio


Art with Ms. Christine (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.



Artist Monitor: Ms. Kelli
Miss Kelli Sims joins our studio as a part of our art studio's professional training to contemporary artist. Kelli assists our certified lead teachers in various areas of classroom management. As a grant recipient with her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014, her works have exhibited internationally.  Click to view Ms. Kelli's Bio & Art Portfolio.