I really wasn’t impressed by the Teaching Artist Journal. The design was really clunky and the information, likewise, was difficult to ingest. But I found a quote by Benjamin Franklin in Halpine’s article that I liked. Franklin said, “Drawing is a kind of universal language, understood by all Nations... Many can understand a figure that do not understand a description with words.” (1749) Halpine ellaborates, “Even a scientist as pragmatic as Benjamin Franklin understood the power of art. In fact, he listed drawing second only to writing in his 1749 proposal for a school curriculum—more important than even ‘Arithmatick’ and ‘Accounts.’” (14)
Halpine, Susanna. “Real Scientists Do It With Models: The Art of Science Visualization.” Teaching Artist Journal, v.6, no.1 (2008): 5-15. Print.