Teachers bio

Rebekah Voeller was born in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. She has four grown children. Rebekah’s passions are art and travelling, and she holds a BA in Art History and a Certificate of Painting and Drawing from the University of Washington. She lived in Rome for three months visiting museums and galleries as well as practicing studio art. Her media include charcoal drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil.  She also enjoys doing Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Rebekah took classes at Gage Academy in Seattle and at EAC studio with Larine Chung. She volunteers as docent in Seattle Art Museum for school students (K-G12) as well as for the blind. She also volunteers as art docent at Echo-Glen Detention Center.

Laura Grover started her study of art at the local community college and finished her BA in Fine Art at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She worked as a graphic designer and continued to study fine art at any opportunity. Her enjoyment with the use of color and design pushes her to continue art studies. Her passion for art is not only focused on oil painting but also the needle arts. She continue her study with The Royal School Of Needlework and she is member of the American Needle Arts Guild, Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild. In her free time, she enjoys ourdoor activities and needle working. She loves sharing her knowledge with adults and children alike.

Maria Lau Hui is a practicing architect who enjoys working with children of all ages. She is passionate about 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional forms. To her, art embodies the spirit to interpret, to explore, and to express. She holds a BSAS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. Maria is an active member of the Seattle Architecture Foundation youth program and has led various family model building workshops and family walking tours. In addition, she currently serves as a mentor to younger architects in the Seattle AIA’s Laddership program. When she is not working or planning, she is playing with her two young boys, ages 3 and 5.

Larine Chung was born in Shanghai, China and raised in Hong Kong. She was trained as a classical pianist since her childhood, but decided to pursue art in college. After she completed her BFA in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she immigrated to United State in 2004 with her family.She graduated from the 4 year Classical Atelier program trained in classical painting tradition under Juliette Aristides. With her traditional art training background, she is interested in creating works that is relevant to now and would evoke an intellectual and emotional response in people. Chung’s work has received recognition nationally and internationally. She was the recipient of the Waterway fellowship organized by Studio Escalier, France, Robert DeZordo scholarship and Gregory Robinson Scholarship. Her works shown locally with Fountainhead Gallery and Seattle Art Museum gallery, her works also being written in the Stranger (02-2007),  American Art Collector (10- 2009) and Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio practice by Aristides. Chung is currently on the faculty at Gage academy and EAC studio and teach classical art techniques classes weekly. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, visiting museum, teaching piano to both adult and children.