Based out of Brooklyn, Jessie Novik is a healing arts facilitator, teaching artist, and muralist with a masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute. She earned her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2009 where she concentrated in painting and sculpture. Her artwork has been exhibited in countless galleries and public locations, primarily throughout New York and Connecticut. Drawn toward fantastical realism, Jessie loves to paint landscapes and figures based on observation and travel, filtered through her rich imagination. Besides making art and fostering creative expression in others, Jessie has a third degree black belt in karate and teaches self-defense classes to children and adults. Whether it be visual or martial arts centered, Jessie is passionate about teaching practical skills to young people and modeling how to process feelings in a constructive way.