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An Art Program Utilizing Discarded Materials in the Improvement of Interiors of Homes of Children in a Low Income Group

An Art Program Utilizing Discarded Materials in the Improvement of Interiors of Homes of Children in a Low Income Group

Date: January 1960
Creator: Abram, W. B.
Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of planning and carrying out an art program in which a particular group of students in a low income group, by utilizing discarded and inexpensive materials, can create useful and satisfying objects for the improvement of their home interiors.
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Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli

Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli

Date: 1942
Creator: Anderson, Kittie Blanks
Description: Fewer geometrical analyses have been made of paintings than of any other group of works of art. For this reason ten paintings by a typical Florentine painter, Botticelli, were chosen by the author in order to find out; first, the extent to which geometrical divisions were used in determining the enclosing rectangles and the main lines of the composition; second, whether or not the same geometrically determined relationships were used by Botticelli frequently enough to be considered an important determinant of his style.
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The School Stage as a Laboratory for Teaching Certain Aspects of Color Theory

The School Stage as a Laboratory for Teaching Certain Aspects of Color Theory

Date: August 1966
Creator: Barker, Edwin C.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to present three units for the instruction of certain aspects of color by using the techniques of audio-visual education which utilize the school stage as a laboratory. The study demonstrates how a stage and its apparatus become an audio-visual tool that the teacher may not hope to duplicate in the classroom.
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An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

Date: May 1972
Creator: Blue, Monte L.
Description: This study investigates the adaptability of plastic paints to photographic silk screen materials and methods. The problem was to experiment with and further develop another technique for the artist, the silk screening of photographic images directly onto the painting surface with acrylic polymer paint.
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Cement and Artificial Stone Sculpture of Mexico

Cement and Artificial Stone Sculpture of Mexico

Date: June 1966
Creator: Bowling, Henry E.
Description: The intention of this study is not to present the technique as a new one in the realm of sculpture, but rather to investigate the various ways in which cement is being employed in the sculptural form and to point out its prominent use as well as the reasons for its popularity in Mexico.
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The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

Date: January 1969
Creator: Bracken, Marjorie Ruth
Description: This study was designed to provide information concerning polyester resin as a material for jewelry making. The secondary purpose was to develop processes which create an artistic form for jewelry sustained by a poetic tone based on the fluid and translucent qualities of the material.
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The Development of an Art I Curriculum Guide for the Mesquite Independent School District

The Development of an Art I Curriculum Guide for the Mesquite Independent School District

Date: December 1976
Creator: Bradley, Cynthia Cathy
Description: This study reports on the development of a curriculum guide to insure some degree of experience uniformity in the first art course available to students in high schools in Mesquite, Texas. Current general education and art education literature as well as curriculum guides from American schools provided the behaviorally oriented framework and objectives, content, and teaching strategies. The guide reflects a balance between the ideal and the real physical environment in which the guide will be implemented. Conclusions include the concepts that teacher education in using behavioral objectives is necessary, that a behaviorally oriented guide will work in Mesquite high schools, that behavioral objectives will facilitate evaluation, and that the trend toward tri-part subject content will increase in art curricula.
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Textured Collage for Blind Elementary Children

Textured Collage for Blind Elementary Children

Date: January 1968
Creator: Brewer, Paula T.
Description: This thesis describes experimental work done in art education with a small group of children that met each Saturday at Dallas Services for the Blind over a two year period. The research used textured collage art projects as the medium of artistic expression for the children.
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A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students

A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students

Date: 1948
Creator: Brewster, Janie Lou Klepper
Description: In developing the study, the writer has attempted to devise a method whereby high-school students may gain an understanding of certain trends in modern abstract and non-objective painting.
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Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program

Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program

Date: August 1963
Creator: Buchanan, Robert Gordon
Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the discovery of suitable uses for the enameling kiln in the arts and crafts program at the junior college level in the production of kiln-formed glass and the testing of methods and materials that will permit work of aesthetic merit at a nominal cost to the students and the school.
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Existential Influences on the Use of Space by a Contemporary Painter

Existential Influences on the Use of Space by a Contemporary Painter

Date: May 1968
Creator: Carlman, Sandra Marcom
Description: The aim of this study is to seek to determine the philosophic grounds which prompt this painter in particular to incorporate both two- and three-dimensional space within each painting.
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Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950

Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950

Date: 1951
Creator: Carpenter, Willard Clifton
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine just what part the museum is playing in the cultural development of Texas. This study presents a detailed investigation of the exhibitions offered by four of Texas' major art museums for the period from 1940-1950. Each of the museums will be discussed separately and then compared so that an over-all picture can be achieved.
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A Study of Recent Commerical Graphic Arts Material and Procedures for Application in College and University Advertising Art Programs

A Study of Recent Commerical Graphic Arts Material and Procedures for Application in College and University Advertising Art Programs

Date: August 1968
Creator: Cavanaugh, Charles J.
Description: It is the problem of this thesis to study recent commercial graphic arts materials and procedures, and to suggest some creative uses of them for college and university advertising art programs.
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Colonial Ironwork in Guanajuato, Mexico

Colonial Ironwork in Guanajuato, Mexico

Date: 1947
Creator: Christie, Mildred Virginia
Description: This study purposes to serve as an introduction to the Colonial ironwork to be found in Guanajuato City.
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Art as a Tool in a Fifth-Grade Guidance Program

Art as a Tool in a Fifth-Grade Guidance Program

Date: 1946
Creator: Collins, Winny
Description: The purpose of this thesis was to determine a way by which the school could best serve all the children in the capacity of guidance. A program was needed which would enrich the lives of children of widely varying social and financial levels, chronological ages, mental ages, personalities, talents, and other inherent traits or tendencies.
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An Analysis of the Integration of Interior and Exterior Space in Houses Designed by Richard Neutra

An Analysis of the Integration of Interior and Exterior Space in Houses Designed by Richard Neutra

Date: August 1950
Creator: Deardorff, Donald D.
Description: The purpose of this study of Richard Neutra's houses is three-fold: 1. To analyze the spatial treatment of the interiors. 2. To analyze the spatial treatment of the exteriors. 3. To determine the spatial relationship of the interiors to exteriors and find out how it was achieved.
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An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950

An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950

Date: 1951
Creator: Dyer, Rex
Description: For several years the author has viewed with interest the various kinds of outdoor signs. College courses in advertising art and advertising procedure, as well as practical experience in the advertising field, have increased his interest in this fascinating business and prodded him on to further investigation. With the desire to extend his knowledge of outdoor advertising and to pass on the body of his research to others who find it useful, the author has undertaken this study.
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Earl Heika, Montana Sculptor : His Life and His Work

Earl Heika, Montana Sculptor : His Life and His Work

Date: August 1973
Creator: Egan, Mary V.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to record for all interested persons the available facts concerning the life and works of Earl Heika, Montana artist/sculptor. Heika, who lived most of his life in Great Falls, Montana, depicted Western subjects in his art.
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A Student Interior Design Laboratory Manual for Perspective Drawing 134

A Student Interior Design Laboratory Manual for Perspective Drawing 134

Date: May 1977
Creator: Farias, Anna Laura
Description: This paper is to present a student interior design laboratory manual for Perspective Drawing 134. A mechanical and freehand approach to the grid method of perspective is used. Chapter I reviews the significance of the problem, definitions of terms of perspective, data sources and method of procedure. Chanter II explains a brief overview of perspective from primitive man to its present use in interior design. Chapter III reviews the general principles of perspective. Chapter IV presents the grid method to one-point and two-point perspective, both mechanical and freehand approaches. Included are step by step illustrations and explanations of the method. Chapter V summarizes the intent of this study.
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Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

Date: 1946
Creator: Fincher, Frances Merle
Description: This paper is the result of a study made in Guanajuato, Mexico, in the summer of 1945. It is an attempt to set forth the development of the methods used in making pottery and tiles in this region -- to trace the methods, forms, and motifs from the pre-Conquest period through the Colonial and contemporary periods, to find what changes have come about in the art of making pottery and tiles, and to discover the causes of these changes.
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Glazes for Metals

Glazes for Metals

Date: August 1949
Creator: Floyd, Emma Lou
Description: The purpose of this study was to endeavor to find through experimentation satisfactory glazes for metals which would be available to the amateur craftsman. Attention was given to reasons for the experimental research, to the metals best suited for glazing, and to the development of satisfactory inexpensive glazes.
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Two Approaches to the Development of a Ninth Grade Art Appreciation Curriculum

Two Approaches to the Development of a Ninth Grade Art Appreciation Curriculum

Date: August 1967
Creator: Floyd, Marven J.
Description: This paper is a comparative study of the effectiveness of two methods of teaching a structured introductory art appreciation course for ninth grade students.
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Color Preferences of Children in a Dallas Public School

Color Preferences of Children in a Dallas Public School

Date: January 1959
Creator: Foster, Lonnie George
Description: The problem of this study examines two questions which were posed. First, would color preferences of children in the N.W. Harllee School of the Dallas Independent School District be the same as those found in other studies of color preferences of elementary school children? Second, would there be differences in choices made by low academic aptitude groups and high academic aptitude groups? In an attempt to answer these questions, a series of tests was devised and administered to children grades IV through VII.
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Acrylic Paints with Alkyd Polyester Laminations as a Painting Technique

Acrylic Paints with Alkyd Polyester Laminations as a Painting Technique

Date: December 1971
Creator: Galloway, James William
Description: The reason for this paper is to present a study of the compatibility of alkyd polyesters and acrylic paints in a painting technique incorporating plastic laminations. A number of tests ware conducted in order to discover the basic handling and visual characteristics of polyester in combination with acrylic paints. After the initial experiments, or "test plates," the information derived was applied to a series of demonstration paintings.
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