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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Degree Discipline: Art
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Aesthetics in the Popular Culture

Aesthetics in the Popular Culture

Date: May 1968
Creator: Holland, Barbara
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to consider three opposing statements regarding aesthetics in our popular culture. The first statement is that the youth of this age are demolishing the old standards of aesthetic taste and are creating a nonaesthetic; the second statement is that the youth are enlarging the vision and scope of the accepted standard of aesthetic and changing its direction; the thrid statement is that the creations of the youth in our popular culture of today are neither new nor nonaesthetic, but merely a continuation of aesthetics as they are accepted. One statement will be chosen as the most valid of the three.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paper as a Visual and Tactile Organizational Material for Use on Schoolroom Bulletin Boards

Paper as a Visual and Tactile Organizational Material for Use on Schoolroom Bulletin Boards

Date: August 1964
Creator: Rodgers, Alice Louise
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show the useful characteristics of a wide variety of papers as applied to the preparation of a tactile and visual organization on a number of wallboards. It is hoped the wide variety of papers and techniques used will be inspirational to other teachers when creatively planning their own designs using paper as their art medium.
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Preparation of the Weatherford, Texas, Elementary Teacher to Teach Art in the Self-Contained Classroom

Preparation of the Weatherford, Texas, Elementary Teacher to Teach Art in the Self-Contained Classroom

Date: August 1964
Creator: Law, Frances B.
Description: This paper is concerned with the preparation needed by the elementary classroom teacher to teach art in the self-contained classroom and with improving the program of art education in the elementary schools of the Weatherford Independent School District of Weatherford, Texas.
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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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Study of Non-Traditional Resist Materials and Techniques for Pattern Dyeing

Study of Non-Traditional Resist Materials and Techniques for Pattern Dyeing

Date: August 1966
Creator: Williams, Shirlee R.
Description: Both the challenges and rewards of pattern dyeing motivated an examination of resist materials, the subject of this study. The first part of the problem was to investigate new materials and those not previously used for dye resists. The second part was to test some of the traditional resisting agents in non-traditional ways. The selected materials were evaluated for their effectiveness as dye resists and for their usefulness to the artist-craftsman. They were also compared to traditional techniques to determine any advantages they may or may not have over previous resist materials.
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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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A Study of Two Methods of Teaching the Visual Element Value as Seen in the Creative Works of Children in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades

A Study of Two Methods of Teaching the Visual Element Value as Seen in the Creative Works of Children in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades

Date: August 1967
Creator: Hofmann, Carolyn L.
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a method of motivational enrichment that may be applied to a structured art program when teaching the visual element, value, to fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children.
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A Technique for Developing Interior Color Schemes Based on the Additive and Subtractive Principles of Color-mixing

A Technique for Developing Interior Color Schemes Based on the Additive and Subtractive Principles of Color-mixing

Date: May 1969
Creator: McDonnell, Michael L.
Description: As its objective this study develops a modus operandi for the interior designer who must understand and work with both additively and subtractively mixed colors in constructing interior color schemes.
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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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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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The Universal Persistence of the Mandala Motif

The Universal Persistence of the Mandala Motif

Date: June 1967
Creator: Macs, Yan G.
Description: This study of the universal persistence of the mandala motif covers the mandala concept, external mandalas, architectural mandalas, and current manifestations.
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The Use of Fantasy by European Artists from 1250 to 1650 A.D.

The Use of Fantasy by European Artists from 1250 to 1650 A.D.

Date: May 1964
Creator: Polk, Annabell
Description: The use of fantasy by the artists of the period 1250-1650 A.D. will be discussed under five categories. 1. Fantasy was used by artists in religious paintings, which served as a visual book to be viewed by the people. The artist used fantasy to show or illustrate events or miracles which could not be logically explained. 2. Fantasy was used by the artists to portray Greek and Roman mythological subjects and events. 3. Fantasy was used by the artists to present allegorical figures and ideas. 4. Fantasy was used to illustrated dreams or visions. 5. Finally, fantasy was used to create and present all kinds of fantastic creatures and monsters of the subconscious or dream world.
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