Chelsea Novotny is a Twin Cities based artist and educator. Her work focuses on collecting and experimenting with pressed plant material to create rhythmic textures within drawing, painting, and collage. She examines the imprint that nature has on us through our experiences with it. As an educator, Novotny believes that art creates positive change and impact within the world. Her goal is to be a part of this positive change first hand. She enjoys seeing how a masterpiece can empower and uplift communities. She has extensive experience developing art lessons for preschoolers, K-12 students, adults, and seniors, with a passion for working with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.