Instructor Bios | Summer 2017



Instructor Bios

Karen Rose

Karen Rose has been an artist for over 30 years and is the art teacher at Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary. She has also taught art at Sacred Heart Cathedral School and WCPSS elementary schools Lynn Road, Pleasant Union and Wakelon. She went to UC Berkeley and earned her masters at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her art can be seen at and student artwork at

Anne Courie - Meulink

Anne Courie - Meulink is a native of Raleigh who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University. After 20 years as a studio artist making handmade jewelry she attended North Carolina Central University to follow her dream of becoming an art teacher. She has taught in both Wake and Durham counties, and worked for the Nasher Museum at Duke University collaborating with a team of teachers creating lessons for the Words and Pictures Project. She is currently the Chief creative Officer at Oakview Elementary School in Holly Springs, NC. She integrates her lifelong artistic experiences with today’s latest teaching and technology methods.

Jill Huffman

Jill Huffman is a sixteen year veteran k-8 Art Teacher. A mom to four, Jill has worked with hundreds of students in the school setting as well as camps, private lessons and studio courses. Enjoying a wide variety of artistic mediums she has developed workshops in kite making, puppetry, painting, printmaking and sculpture. She is a resourceful and imaginative teacher sure to bring out everyone’s “inner creativity” and sense of fun. Outside of the classroom you may find her hiking biking, taking a yoga or fitness class or visiting local galleries."

                                                                                                                                              Cindy McMorris

Art teacher Cindy McMorris earned an undergraduate degree in painting and has a Master’s in art education. Cindy has been teaching for nearly 20 years and can’t wait to meet you! She has lived in New Zealand and Italy, California, Kentucky , Ohio and NC and has shared her passion for art with pre-K to high school students. Ms. McMorris loves to travel to new places and be outside, making art on location; the themes of her two camps!

Elizabeth Galecke

Elizabeth Galecke was first inspired in the kitchen watching, smelling and eating the amazing treats her French grandmother prepared on and in her wood burning stove. Elizabeth started cooking first with her Holly Hobby oven then baking bread on her own by age 12. She always thought she would end up working with food, but then discovered photography and that led her to her 22 year career as a photographer specializing in candid portraits as well as fine art. She still has a huge passion for cooking, and is excited about the idea of blending her two favorite things in this class as well as her love for working with kids. Elizabeth has mentored children in photography over the years and this will be her first week long workshop at Rebus!

Janet Masouras

I have been teaching in Wake County public school for 20 years. I am an honors graduate from Meredith College. I have a B.A. in Art education, with a double minor in fibers and printmaking. I am certified to teach K - 12th grade. I have also taught numerous camps throughout wake county, including Arts Together summer camps, weekend classes at NCMA, and home schooled classes at Meredith College. I have worked with the Cary Art Center in collaboration to include students from my school in art installation projects.