"The Art Studio NY
is one of New York's
true delights, a welcoming
environment, and an amazing
place to learn & let your
creative spirit soar."
Chris Ams is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning illustrator, fine artist, and art educator. His broad background includes creating and exhibiting work as a fine artist; illustrating for books and television; and building props, sets, and puppets for theater and film. He was also the proud recipient of RAW Arts’ Brooklyn Visual Artist of the Year award.
As an artist, Chris creates vibrant, dynamic artwork that touches on our shared connection to the natural world. He loves to cross boundaries and genres through using a variety of traditional and digital techniques, while maintaining a consistent focus on underlying narrative, aesthetic detail, and emotional impact.
As an art educator, Chris is passionate about encouraging creativity and cultivating environments that promote inclusive artistic growth, empowerment, and nourishment. Chris’s teaching philosophy is anchored in his deep belief in the healing, transformational power of art; the importance of listening; and his personal goals to be a lifelong creator and learner.
With years of experience teaching creatives of all ages and skill levels, and a commitment to fostering proactive environments that spotlight the exploration of diverse artistic styles and techniques, Chris combines his patience, mindfulness, warm enthusiasm, and proficiency to bring out the best in all of his students.
Chris earned his BFA in Studio Art, with a concentration in Drawing, from Oakland University, Michigan. Outside the studio, Chris also sings and writes music with Brooklyn-based, soul/funk band, Favorite States.