Power of Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy can be defined many ways. A few ways are understanding how people, plants, animals, and things are connected and constructed. Understanding the many systems around us and drawing them in detail helps us explore those systems and are other ways to further understand the connections between them. I discovered a new way to teach drawing faces this year, which I discovered when I began drawing faces of people that changed the world. This is a new ongoing series I’m very excited to share which just launched on our website. 

“Let’s build a country of opportunities, where everybody is equal before the law and where the rules of the game are honest, transparent, and the same for everyone.” “We Ukrainians are a peaceful nation, but if we remain silent today, we will be gone tomorrow.” “If the Russians attack us: It will be our faces you see, not our backs.” ~ Volodymyr Zelensky

The Nobel Criteria: “…for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”  “If there is a future for this country (Russia) there’s a future for independent media,” ~ Dimitry Muratov. He auctioned off his Nobel Prize for the refugees of the Ukraine. “The more you do the right thing, the harder it is to do the wrong thing.” Maria Ressa ~ Nobel Peace Prize Winning Journalists

“To rid an enemy one must love them.” “Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation – it is the one unbreakable diamond.” “Love. The reason I dislike the word is that it means so much for me, far more than you can understand.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“The Original Father of Harmony” “A Musical Mathematician” and “The Father of Western Music” refer to ~ Johanne Sebastian Bach

“Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.” “Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” “But respect yourself most of all.” “There is nothing so easy, but it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.” “Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.” “Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What did I accomplish / what did I forget to do?  ~ Pythagoras

“We can create a poverty free world. If you want to do something you have to imagine it, If you don’t imagine it, it will never happen.” and “All humans are born entrepreneurs.”  

~ Mohammad Yunus

“We all share one planet and are one humanity; there is no escaping this reality.” 

~ Wangari Maathai