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 Department: Department of Art
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
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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The Value of Commercial Art as an Area of Instruction in the High School

The Value of Commercial Art as an Area of Instruction in the High School

Date: August 1953
Creator: Neale, Bill R.
Description: For several years the author has considered the problem of commercial art instruction in high school. As a graduate art major, high-school art teacher, and free-lance artist in the advertising art field, it has been his opportunity to investigate and evaluate a program which offers more specialized training in commercial art than is now being offered in most of the secondary schools.
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Standards for Evaluating Paintings by Children in the Primary Grades

Standards for Evaluating Paintings by Children in the Primary Grades

Date: January 1954
Creator: Jenkins, Frances M.
Description: Since most adults generally evaluate children's creative expression by adult standards, view it as meaningless, and frequently present children with hackneyed forms of visual "art"--such as stencil patterns, or color books in which the children are encouraged to copy adult drawings--the purpose of this study is to develop legitimate standards which the adult observer may use in judging children's paintings and to explain these standards through analyses of children's paintings selected from Grades I through III.
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The Exhibition as a Medium for Developing Community Awareness to Good Design in Useful Objects Available in Wichita Falls, Texas

The Exhibition as a Medium for Developing Community Awareness to Good Design in Useful Objects Available in Wichita Falls, Texas

Date: June 1951
Creator: Tyson, Phoebe W.
Description: Realizing the need on the part of the general public for a better background for selection of useful household objects that combine utility and beauty of line, the author planned an exhibition in an attempt to develop a community awareness to good design in useful objects available in Wichita Falls, Texas.
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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 Investigation of the Correlation between Academic and Art Achievement of Children in the Upper-Elementary Grades

An Investigation of the Correlation between Academic and Art Achievement of Children in the Upper-Elementary Grades

Date: August 1953
Creator: Spencer, Wesley David
Description: In this research, the author has undertaken to investigate what relationship, if any, exists between academic achievement of the child in the upper-elementary grades and his achievement in both or either, of the two- and three-dimensional arts.
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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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An Analysis of Trailer Homes Produced in the United States in 1953

An Analysis of Trailer Homes Produced in the United States in 1953

Date: August 1953
Creator: Pennal, Billy E.
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze trailer homes being produced in the United States in 1953 in order to determine how they might be made more livable and functional.
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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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The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

Date: 1957
Creator: Hull, Margaret Leatherwood
Description: This paper presents the thesis that a major emphasis on craft activities in the creative art program for early adolescence is indicated as an aid in the adjustment of the child to the more mature status in which he finds himself. As a test, during the school years 1955-56 and 1956-57, children in grades six and seven at the W. W. Bushman School in the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas, participated in various projects in crafts as part of the course of study in art, which also included drawing and painting. A description and evaluation of these problems are the subject of this paper.
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