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 and nature creates positive change and impact within the world. Her goal is to be a part of this positive change first hand. Novotny utilizes art and nature as a tool to create connections between communities, the environment, and personal wellbeing. 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.