Cultivate a Creative Mind
From Jeff Layne on September 14th, 2016
Artist & Author
Celebrated artist and author Simon Silva states that culture needs to be – and will be in the future – an integral part of education. He also advocates updating the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to “How many things do you want to be when you grow up?” This encourages young people to realize that they were born with many different abilities, not just one. Silva then explains the difference between a linear model of education vs. an organic model. In the second part of his talk, Silva gives many answers to the question, “What is art?”, by using his own bright, vibrant paintings to illustrate his points. Some of his answers: “a way of life,” “a journey,” “inspiration,” “a unique universal language.” He also uses works by some of the greatest artists in history to explore the concept of creativity. Finally, he encourages educators to avoid placing “limits” on their students.
Recorded: October 10, 2014