mission statement

Launch Creative Minds!


Our Artist Studio aims to provide art enrichment to enjoy as a creative community and advocates art making as a healthy creative outlet.  Our art members are encouraged to embrace various perspectives of making art while exploring various mediums. 

For serious and portfolio learners who aim to prepare for a competitive audition, private art lessons with Mrs. Ma are recommended. 

Art Programs for School Year,  School Breaks 

& Birthday Party

2018 Program Guide

Bio of Teaching Artist: Kimmy Wu Ma


Embrace Originality!

Lead Art Educator, Master of Art, School of Education, NYU  (1996)

Successfully completed her graduate studies & art professional training 

With international exhibitions in NYC & Italy

Program Guide

ART Thesis

Mrs. Ma was also selected to attend Instituto Universtario di Architectuttura  di Venezia at NYU's Master's Studio Arts program in Venice, Italy,  after competitive auditions.  With her concentration in painting & art  theories, her  thesis aims to conceptualize minimal forms in  duality. Her work is inspired by her origin, using ancient Asian  literature Tao Te Ching as her basis, experiment dichotomy in abstraction with  environmental elements by  layering sand, clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass, mesh grains for textural  painting application along with acrylics and ink.  

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Art & Community

As a lead curriculum designer and  a dedicated teaching artist, the artist studio is founded nearly a decade ago with commitment in mentorship, art education & advocacy in our communities. 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. While in  college, her art participated in Clara E Gli Americani Travel Exhibitions in  Italy (1995-97). In NYC, exhibitions included Casa Italian  Zerilli-Marimo  for her series of "12/81 Chapters  Interpretation"(1995-97); 80 Washington Square East  Gallery of "36/81 Chapters of  Interpretation" series & thesis group exhibition in Peggy  Guggenheim  Collection Venice,  Italy (1995-96); ; W. Wickiser Gallery (1994-95)with "Dreamscape" series. Solo/group exhibitions in  photography, woodcut  & print  making collections at Klapper Hall, QC  Galleries (1991-93). While attending graduate school, she  collaborated several national ad campaigns in spearheading creative briefs (1994-97)  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 (1992-1994). 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 (1997-99) for Audrey Cohen College, and VP of  Account Services (1999-2003) 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.


Bio of Co-Teachers


All co-teachers are with art professional degree in the US.

 Ms. Christine Pandolfi (BFA) 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 younger learners; she is trained under Mrs. Ma in Studio's  curriculum format.  Studio's student art with Mr. Christopher & Ms. Christine https://www.facebook.com/kimmyartstudio 


Co-Teachers (BFA)

Ms.  Emily Ho graduated from Parsons School of Design, 2013, her work focuses primarily  in children book illustration and narratives. She enjoys working with children  and joins our creative team of instructors for Young Illustrator & Cartoon  Workshops, in our school break programs.  

Viiew All Co-Teachers' Portfolio

Portfolio Prep & Private Lessons


Student Portfolio Prep & Private


This gallery showcases serious  young artists (6th graders-HS) who have been with our Studio's private &  group instructions for past 2-4 years, with Mrs. Ma.  Our young talents with  strong work ethics and self motivation are ready to prepare a compelling  portfolio. Many begin their preparation 1-2 years before audition, in addition  to after 2 years of basic medium/technique training. These art works  demonstrate young artists' dedication and hard work to create original  concepts while using exceptional understanding in techniques. Portfolios are  thoughtfully developed in observations & imagination categories to show  originality & creativity, in both found objects in mixed mediums and in fine  arts mediums. Art theory and  creative discussions further prepare our art learners to articulate  confidently in their visual essays and in auditions & on-site  practical exams. Our young artists are mentored, prepared and  focused, as they launch their creative minds! Portfolio sizes up  to 14x28.

Students ART Galleries

School Breaks & Birthday Party


Birthday Party with Ms. Christine

View Ms. Christine's Student Art Album  



Reserve birthday parties on Sundays & School Recess. 

Party Info

School Break 2018 T/W/TH

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Contact Us


Studio visits or trial by appointment. We are open 7 days a week during the school year with selective studio recess and major holidays. No Walk-In during instructions.


190-19 Union Tpke, Queens, New York, New York 11366, United States

(646) 209-9352

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