Chelsea Rowles, Program Coordinator
Chelsea Rowles first contracted with Art Buddies as a researcher in the spring of 2017, and expanded her work to include program coordination for our fall 2017 season.
Chelsea has worked with youth since 2001, teaching art and developing curriculum. Since then, she has worked in various arts organizations, summer camps and museums, and earned an M.A. in Educational Psychology with studies in early childhood education and program evaluation.
A passion for youth and creativity
Chelsea grew up in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, where she was heavily influenced by local arts organizations like Heart of the Beast, Barebones, and Chicks on Sticks.
“Working directly with children turned out to be a strong interest and passion of mine,” she says. “I am particularly interested in how people learn creativity, what creativity means to them, and how we can assess outcomes to support creative learning in schools and other educational environments.”
Juliann Cole, Program Assistant
Juliann Cole joined the Art Buddies team as a part-time program assistant in January 2018.
Juliann is currently a junior at North Central University studying social work and business administration. She is an Act Six Leadership scholar and has volunteered with youth-serving organizations for several years in the Twin Cities.
Inspiring kids and volunteers
“I've always been passionate about working with and inspiring students,” Juliann says. “I'm excited to be a part of the Art Buddies team and help others discover their passion for service.”