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The site is focused on teaching the principles of art to a young audience within a wholesome online environment. Color with Leo® and its cast of characters is produced by Silva Animation Studio, Inc. It was founded by Norman E. Silva with the sole purpose of creating a free, art based, website devoted to develop a child's artistic instinct.

Silva Animation Studio, Inc. produces online games, iPad apps, television programming and award winning short films. Its contributions include art direction, computer generated imagery and compositing.

Our goal is to assist in molding the next generation of artists and creative thinkers.



Norman Silva is the owner and art director of Silva Animation Studio, Inc. and creator of the Color with Leo® brand. Mr. Silva received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University. Norman has been in the computer graphics industry for over ten years. He has shared his knowledge of graphics, drawing, painting, and sculpting for over ten years as an art educator. His sculptures and paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Baltimore and South Florida. His short animated films have won awards and screened in international film festivals.

Tara Schumacher- Early Childhood Art Educator
Tara Schumacher is the curriculum coordinator and content consultant for the Color with Leo® site . She has been an Art Educator for 15+ years, teaching in the public, private and DoDDs school systems. Mrs. Schumacher received her Bachelors degree with Honors in General Fine Arts and her Masters in the Art of Teaching both, from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, MD. Tara Schumacher was recognized by the National Art Education Association with the Higher Education Art Achievement Award. She was selected as Mainstream Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year while teaching in Miami, Florida. Mrs. Schumacher has also received honors and awards from the DoDDs schools and was selected Teacher of the Year at her current school, Wilson Hall in Sumter, South Carolina. She has also served on a variety of art education committees and was selected to be part of a round table education development discussion with former Governor Jeb Bush.

Dan Perkins is the Flash programmer for the Color with Leo® site . He started his career working in Print, but quickly transitioned to online media, first with Director, then with Flash. Dan spent the first 5 years working for a marketing communications firm in Reston, VA. Since 2000, he has worked for K12, a leading curriculum developer, where he started out designing their first website then went into curriculum creation. The templates he built during that time were the foundation for what is now a 50+ template environment as well as XML driven Flash engines built right into the LMS. As the Director of Creative Technology for K12, he manages this technology and how their department uses it. Dan is also heavily involved in K12's Mobile app endeavors as well as any gaming projects that they develop.
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