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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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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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The Development of an Ideal Clay Body for Thrown Ware

The Development of an Ideal Clay Body for Thrown Ware

Date: January 1962
Creator: Willey, Juanita Lyane
Description: The present study of an ideal mixture for thrown ware is an outgrowth of a long-time personal interested developed during undergraduate work at North Texas State University. While a natural earthenware clay proved to be the best all-purpose clay for class use, it was not ideal for throwing.
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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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The Effect of Art 135-136, Foundations of Art, on Design Judgment of Elementary Education Majors at North Texas State University

The Effect of Art 135-136, Foundations of Art, on Design Judgment of Elementary Education Majors at North Texas State University

Date: January 1966
Creator: Smith, Dana F. R.
Description: This paper is a report of research at North Texas State University concerning the effect of Art 135-136 on the design judgment of elementary education majors. It describes the measurement of the level of design judgments of elementary education majors who have completed the course and those who have not.
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The Effectiveness of an Art Educational Film as a Teaching Tool

The Effectiveness of an Art Educational Film as a Teaching Tool

Date: August 1967
Creator: Robinson, Ann, M.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to test whether or not any learning does occur during the viewing of an art educational film. In order to examine this learning, an art educational film was developed and tested at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas.
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Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools

Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools

Date: 1951
Creator: Kerr, Lou Brock
Description: This study considers the equipment needed for the art rooms of the three junior high schools of Corpus Christi, Texas. It discusses the special problems encountered by the teacher-committee that had to determine the minimum list of tools and other equipment necessary to carry out a well-rounded art program.
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An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools

An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools

Date: 1948
Creator: Shearer, Persis
Description: How much art is projected into the home and community as a result of art experiences in the school is difficult to determine without some criterion as a standard for judgement. Based upon this premise, the author attempted, with the cooperation of the art committee of the Dallas Junior League, to test the aesthetic judgement of selected groups of children in the Dallas Public Schools by evaluating their reactions to an exhibition of common household articles currently available on the Dallas market.
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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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An Evaluation of Publications for the Use of Junior-High-School Art Teachers

An Evaluation of Publications for the Use of Junior-High-School Art Teachers

Date: January 1953
Creator: Rogers, Enna Fay
Description: The writer, an art teacher of some experience, has felt the need for more easily accessible and more definite and tangible information concerning printed material which could be used by the junior-high-school art teacher in carrying on a program of creative art experiences. This research, "An Evaluation of Art Publications", was made in an attempt to meet this need.
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An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

Date: 1950
Creator: Miller, Helen
Description: For the average person many opportunities for esthetic enjoyment of useful objects exist if the relationship between beauty and utility is understood. Furniture and other articles of daily use have acquired new and radical changes of design, based on function, which are altering esthetic concepts. This new approach to design is gradually being accepted by manufacturers and producers. Do purchasers appreciate and accept these structural and functional bases of contemporary design? If they do not, wherein does their deficiency lie, and how may it be corrected? This is the problem that the writer has attempted to investigate through this study.
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