Workshops & Retreats

Simon Silva

“In the world today, there is renewed interest in the term, “creativity.” It is no longer a word reserved exclusively for artists, musicians, or scientists. Ushering in a new era in education, the word “creativity” is being heralded as an essential 21st century skill.” – Simón Silva

Simón Silva was born in Mexicali, Mexico in 1961 and came to the United States when he was just over a year old. He worked as a migrant field worker to earn money to pay for his college tuition and graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in California with his Bachelor’s degree in art.

Simón Silva has been a creativity crusader (artist), author and speaker for more than 20 years, with clients and collectors from all over the world. He knows firsthand the importance of education, as he is the only person in his family to have graduated from both high school and college. One of eleven children in a family of migrants, he grew up as a migrant student and relied heavily on his artistic skills and interest to cope with what was at times, a difficult childhood.

He has been married for 27 years and is a father to three sons: Josue, Francisco, and Emilio. He grew up tri-lingual, communicating in: English, Spanish, and through Art. Simón wants to help create a society of critical thinkers and problem solvers, which will bring change to our world. Simón Silva is bringing creativity back!

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