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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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Art Tools and Materials Suitable for Manufacture in the School or Home Laboratory

Art Tools and Materials Suitable for Manufacture in the School or Home Laboratory

Date: August 1958
Creator: Robertson, Louis Earl
Description: This thesis discusses the theory that the production of many art tools and materials in the school or home laboratory is feasible, and that it would not only reduce the cost of a school art program but also enrich it.
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Ash Glazes and the Effect of Colorants and Firing Conditions

Ash Glazes and the Effect of Colorants and Firing Conditions

Date: June 1969
Creator: Jones, James Denny
Description: The study being undertaken was to ascertain the effect or effects of different firing conditions and colorants on glazes composed of wood ash from two trees indigenous to Texas.
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An Assessment of Arkansas Middle school/Junior High School Art Programs Using National Art Education Association Standards

An Assessment of Arkansas Middle school/Junior High School Art Programs Using National Art Education Association Standards

Date: December 1986
Creator: Teague, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann)
Description: The purpose of the study was to make an assessment of Arkansas middle school/junior high art programs using National Art Education Association standards. Data were collected from questionnaires, curriculum guides, and school visitations. Participating in the study were 127 schools enrolling 53,502 students of which 14,755 (28%) were taking art classes. For comparisons, the state was divided into five regions.
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An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students

An Audio-Visual Presentation Designed for Motivation of Certain Elementary Art Students

Date: June 1969
Creator: Harris, Jan
Description: In order to create a motivational device to help students become more aware of their surroundings, an audio-visual project was chosen as the most effective means of reaching intermediate grade children in a low socio-ecomonic area. Developing an effective sett of motivational experiences for enriching learning through seeing in the art education program was the task undertaken in this study.
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A Bibliography of Medieval Art: from its Origins to the Renaissance

A Bibliography of Medieval Art: from its Origins to the Renaissance

Date: June 1970
Creator: Rutledge, Lloyd A.
Description: The purpose of this study has been to create a simplified yet reliable list of literary works pertinent to medieval art; one that will serve the greatest usefulness to the largest number of students.
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The Black Revolution: A Turning Point in American Negro Art?

The Black Revolution: A Turning Point in American Negro Art?

Date: August 1971
Creator: Silvey, Patricia J.
Description: The Black Revolution, an American social upheaval of this century, poses numerous questions and challenges to all segments of our culture. For the artists, black and white, there is a dilemma of commitment as regards the acceptance of Black art for its merit without approval of the white artist. The purpose of this investigation was to determine if the Black Revolution would be a turning point in American Negro art.
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The Caricatures of Oscar Berger and David Low

The Caricatures of Oscar Berger and David Low

Date: 1949
Creator: Vaughan, Mack D.
Description: The author undertook this analysis of the caricatures of the two outstanding artists, Oscar Berger and David Low, to determine the factors which have shaped the style of each artist and the factors which have determined the public appeal of each artist's work.
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Cassoni in America: An Investigation of Three Major Themes

Cassoni in America: An Investigation of Three Major Themes

Date: December 1971
Creator: Rice, Ralph Albert
Description: This study is an investigation of the subject matter of eighty Italian cassone paintings of the fifteenth century now located in the United States and answers a four-part question: (1) What were the major themes pictured on cassoni panels during the Quattrocento? (2) Were the themes of cassoni in Quattrocento Italy predominantly of a religious or secular nature? (3) If secular subject matter was dominant in cassone painting, was this a reflection of the newly founded tastes of aristocratic, wealthy and middle classes? (4) Did cassoni mirror the way these classes viewed themselves and the place occupied by women in society?
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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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Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils

Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils

Date: August 1952
Creator: Pickens, Alex L.
Description: In view of the fact that clay has not been used so extensively or wisely in elementary art education as the generally recognized importance of the material seems to justify, the purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities of clay as a creative medium and to determine which of the many ceramic techniques are most suitable for use by pupils in the upper elementary grade.
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Children's Preferences for Reproductions of Masterpieces in Grades V through VIII of a Dallas Public School

Children's Preferences for Reproductions of Masterpieces in Grades V through VIII of a Dallas Public School

Date: January 1962
Creator: Waldon, Addye B.
Description: This paper explores what kinds of paintings do children of a particular locale really like and what are some of the reasons for their choices. This information could be of use in planning methods of developing and nurturing aesthetic experiences through more wisely chosen reproductions of masterpieces of paintings.
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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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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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The Consideration of Visual Aspects of Art in Motion Picture Awards

The Consideration of Visual Aspects of Art in Motion Picture Awards

Date: 1956
Creator: Jones, Billy Jack
Description: The writer, who, as an art student, has a special interest in the visual qualities of motion picture art, has undertaken to investigate the extent to which the visual aspect of art was outstanding in motion pictures receiving awards during the years 1951 through 1954. As a result of this investigation he hopes to reach some valid conclusions concerning the chronological and geographical distribution of visually excellent pictures during the period and to consider the consequences of those trends which can be identified.
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A Content Analysis of Art and Art-Related Vocabulary on Selected Children's Educational Television Programs

A Content Analysis of Art and Art-Related Vocabulary on Selected Children's Educational Television Programs

Date: December 1974
Creator: McCollum, Shirley Jean
Description: The problem of this study was a content analysis of art and art-related vocabulary utilized in selected children's leisure time television viewing. Three programs (Misterogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street, and The Electric Company) were selected for the analysis. Audio tapes were made, transcribed, and analyzed for the art and artrelated words based on contextual usage. The analysis of the resulting 223-page tapescript revealed 467 art and art-related words which occurred a total of 3,668 times. The identified art and art-related words were subsequently sorted into five categories by systematically applying specific criteria. The conclusion was that television is limiting in art and art-related vocabulary as a viable language source.
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A Content Analysis of Lexicons, Word Lists, and Basal Readers of the Elementary Grades: Their Relation to Art

A Content Analysis of Lexicons, Word Lists, and Basal Readers of the Elementary Grades: Their Relation to Art

Date: May 1976
Creator: Hogan, Priscilla Lea
Description: In this investigation, a content analysis was made with eleven lexicographical sources and three basal reading series to determine if art and art-related words were present. The analysis was made with the use of two charts, in which each was divided into eight categories of word context. The Composite Chart contained 6,576 words found in six lexicons, five word lists and forty-two readers, and the Reader Chart contained 407 words found only in the readers. The analysis revealed: dominant categories and percentages, word and cumulative word frequencies, high and low frequency words, and the percentage of words found in the basal readers as compared to the lexicographical sources.
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The Content Analysis of the Art Vocabulary Contained in Seven Sources of Visual Art Curricular Materials for the Elementary Grades

The Content Analysis of the Art Vocabulary Contained in Seven Sources of Visual Art Curricular Materials for the Elementary Grades

Date: August 1974
Creator: Van Cleef, Norma June
Description: The problems of this investigation are the content analyses of the art vocabulary, the art-term definitions, and the art-vocabulary objectives in seven sets of visual art curricula for the elementary grades. The hypotheses are that the formulators of three or more of the sources will agree on fifty per cent or more of the art terms and their definitions and will present art-vocabulary objectives. The findings are that the formulators of three or more of the sources agree on less than fifty per cent of the art terms and their definitions. Two sources include definite art-vocabulary objectives. The conclusion is that all three hypotheses are rejected.
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Costume Jewelry Using Organic Materials Found in the Coastal Area of Texas

Costume Jewelry Using Organic Materials Found in the Coastal Area of Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Simpson, Cherry Lauderdale
Description: This manuscript records an adventure in exploring the inherent possibilities of organic forms for use in the designing of jewelry.
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Craft Problems Using Native Materials

Craft Problems Using Native Materials

Date: 1946
Creator: Simpson, Gladys
Description: The present study concerns the use of native materials in craft problems which might be used profitably in public schools. The purpose of the research and experiments was fourfold: first, to make available information on the utility of certain native materials which the writer believed would be helpful to people interested in crafts; second, to acquaint interested individuals with native dye plants; third, to encourage a wide use of native materials; and fourth, to work out for use in public schools a series of craft problems utilizing native materials.
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Creation of Ceramic Forms Combining Stoneware and Porcelain

Creation of Ceramic Forms Combining Stoneware and Porcelain

Date: August 1969
Creator: Havis, Charles K.
Description: The problem under investigation is the creation of ceramic forms using both stoneware and porcelain in the same piece of ware. Sub-problems are to experiment with the best techniques of joining different clay bodies and the creation of aesthetically pleasing pieces which combine the textural beauty and rich glazes of stoneware with the bright glazes and the white and sometimes translucent body of porcelain.
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Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District

Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District

Date: August 1965
Creator: Reeves, Wilma Carol
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent creative stitchery is used in the art program of the Dallas Independent School District, when it is found to be most valuable, and what limitations it is found to have.
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Creative Uses of Wood in the Primary Art Curriculum

Creative Uses of Wood in the Primary Art Curriculum

Date: June 1967
Creator: Swenson, Jane E.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to include within the year's art program more creative activities involving a variety of woods ranging in hardness and softness, textured and patterned surfaces, and natural and milled forms.
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Development and Implementation of an Introductory Art History Course for University Students Utilizing Innovative Group Process Methodology

Development and Implementation of an Introductory Art History Course for University Students Utilizing Innovative Group Process Methodology

Date: August 1975
Creator: Glenn, Edna S.
Description: The introductory art history course at the university level is the focus of this study. Recognized inadequacies of the traditionally conceived course prompt the development and implementation of a new course humanistically oriented and characterized by innovative methodologies derived from encounter group processes. The course develops through formative processes of examining three deviating teaching approaches: traditional, transitional-exploratory, and alternative-innovative. The resultant format applies concepts of art history, art education,general education, and humanistic psychology to needs of art and non-art students. Course implementation reveals experiences conducive to both art and personological student self-development. The conclusion is that a new art history course was developed and merits empirical testing.
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