Hallie Silva is an artist and educator in Santa Barbara, originally from the Bay Area. She’s teeming with curiosity and excitement that spreads to those around her, whether it’s in outdoor recreation, creative arts, or just sharing a great meal. In the classroom she is deeply passionate about giving young people the opportunity to be critical thinkers through exploratory learning and hands-on cross-curricular art projects. In her workshops she invites community members to take artistic risks, providing participants with the supportive space to explore their most creative selves.

As as artist she has explored a wide range of media including: painting, drawing, collage, screen printing, block printing, pastel, metal sculpture, film photography, and fiber arts. Her artistic themes are as broad as her use of media, but particular themes arise in response to her own experience and of women in pop culture, as well as her deep connection to the natural world.

Hallie currently teaches Beginning and Advanced Art at La Colina Jr. High in Santa Barbara.


BFA in Painting, California College of the Arts, Oakland 2013
Masters of Education, UCSB, 2018