Muse Teachers

The Chartreuse Muse Gallery & Art School is proud to present this roster of wonderful instructors, all of whom work professionally in art.


Fumiko Amano-Caine

Fumiko Amano-Caine was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Fumiko moved to the United States for college education in 1997 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in art. While at college, Fumiko focused on drawing and painting. She taught arts and crafts in many schools in Stanislaus County for the S.T.A.R.S. program and has taught as a substitute teacher for Modesto City Schools. Her drawing has been published in The Modesto Bee. While she takes her drawing as seriously as she teaches it, Fumiko also engages herself to learn many media and subject matters.

Ellen Roehne

Ellen Roehne received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) concentrating in ceramics from Chico State  University and Master’s of Fine Arts concentrating in sculpture from J.F.K in Berkeley.  She has taught art to children and adults for over 20 years in association with many organizations including the Stanislaus Arts Council, MJC, Carnegie Art Gallery, and Central California Art Association. Ellen is currently teaching art at Lakewood Elementary School and California State University, Stanislaus

Sandra Veneman

Sandra Veneman attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she attained a BFA, concentrating in ceramics. She received her teaching credential from CSU Stanislaus. She has taught professionally at Downey High School, and is currently teaching at Big Valley Christian Junior High School. Sandra has taught special workshops at Ripon Christian School and Our Lady of Fatima School. She taught children’s art classes for many years at the Central California Art Association.