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History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades
Texas has only recently taken an active interest in developing the fine arts as an important aspect of her culture. With the discovery of vast oil fields in Texas, an era of prosperity ensued that brought about rapid growth in population and wealth. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75321/
A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas
This thesis is a study of a home beautification project developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75326/
Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70328/
The Use of the Golden Proportion in Paintings by Titian and Raphael
Paintings of Raphael and Titian were chosen for study (1) to ascertain the extent to which they used geometry, and (2) to determine, if possible, the differences and likenesses in their underlying schemas, and (3) to determine how geometrical divisions, if used, affected the character of their paintings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70343/
A Professional Vocabulary for Art Students at North Texas State Teachers College
The purpose of this investigation is to present to teachers in the field of art education a list of words which are essential to successful mastery of the subject matter found in certain textbooks used in the art department at the North Texas State Teachers College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75510/
Art as a Tool in a Fifth-Grade Guidance Program
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70377/
Craft Problems Using Native Materials
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70372/
Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53414/
The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry
Since the East Texas area has many minerals in the categories which yield semiprecious stones of commercial value--jasper, wood agate, wood opal, and silicified stone, the author undertook this study to determine: (1) the extent which these minerals could be utilized as sources for gems; (2) the equipment necessary for cutting and polishing the stones; and (3) the techniques for finishing the gems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75511/
Weaving in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico
A study of the history of weaving in Guanajuato, Mexico. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70382/
Colonial Ironwork in Guanajuato, Mexico
This study purposes to serve as an introduction to the Colonial ironwork to be found in Guanajuato City. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75536/
An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83471/
A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75684/
The Suitability of Native Varieties of McLennan County Wood for Sculpture
This thesis involves an investigation of the trees in McLennan County that were suitable for wood sculpture, or wood carving, giving special attention to the wood that could be used for wood sculpture projects in the junior-high-school art program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83423/
The Caricatures of Oscar Berger and David Low
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83499/
Glazes for Metals
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163802/
Costume Jewelry Using Organic Materials Found in the Coastal Area of Texas
This manuscript records an adventure in exploring the inherent possibilities of organic forms for use in the designing of jewelry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83768/
An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83749/
A Method of Analyzing Linear Perspective for Presentation to Junior and Senior High School Students
The general purpose of this study is to develop a series of peep shows, or visual models, which will enable the young student to understand what the laws of perspective are, how they were found, and why his drawings will appear to have three dimensions if he follows the rules. The study is based upon a widely accepted idea--that it is much easier for most people to understand and remember a principle when they can actually see how it works. When rules are merely memorized, one is not assisted by reason, which is essential for useful retention. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96896/
An Analysis of the Integration of Interior and Exterior Space in Houses Designed by Richard Neutra
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163811/
Equipment for Junior-High-School Art Rooms in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Schools
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97023/
An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96931/
The Geometric Analysis of Four German Paintings in the National Gallery of Art
In a recent study of the geometric analysis of various masterpieces of many periods dating from early Egyptian to contemporary times, the author noted with particular interest the structure of the paintings of the German Renaissance masters. It seemed that the Germans used a simpler geometric plan in their compositions than did the Italian Renaissance painters. The writer was inspired to make further investigation to determine if such a theory were true. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96971/
Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96955/
Weaving with Materials Native to the Texas Gulf Coast
The present study explores some of the materials native to the Texas Gulf Coast between Corpus Christi and Beaumont relative to their adaptability to weaving. The problem is three-fold: first, to collect and identify the indigenous materials which might prove suitable for weaving; second, to determine the range of uses which each might serve in a weaving program; and third, to test further each selected specimen by making a sample into a finished woven product. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97024/
The Exhibition as a Medium for Developing Community Awareness to Good Design in Useful Objects Available in Wichita Falls, Texas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163817/
Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163824/
An Analysis of Trailer Homes Produced in the United States in 1953
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130341/
An Investigation of the Correlation between Academic and Art Achievement of Children in the Upper-Elementary Grades
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130346/
The Value of Commercial Art as an Area of Instruction in the High School
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163831/
Standards for Evaluating Paintings by Children in the Primary Grades
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163835/
The Consideration of Visual Aspects of Art in Motion Picture Awards
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107872/
The Geometric Analysis of Two Paintings in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
This study was undertaken to help determine by geometric analysis whether the two paintings, one attributed to the fourteenth century Sienese artist, Ugolina da Siena, and the other to the fifteenth century Sienese artist, Sano di Pietro, were painted by these artists. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107907/
The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107966/
Art Tools and Materials Suitable for Manufacture in the School or Home Laboratory
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130448/
Color Preferences of Children in a Dallas Public School
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108023/
An Art Program Utilizing Discarded Materials in the Improvement of Interiors of Homes of Children in a Low Income Group
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108068/
Children's Preferences for Reproductions of Masterpieces in Grades V through VIII of a Dallas Public School
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163845/
The Development of an Ideal Clay Body for Thrown Ware
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163847/
Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108217/
The Use of Fantasy by European Artists from 1250 to 1650 A.D.
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163857/
Paper as a Visual and Tactile Organizational Material for Use on Schoolroom Bulletin Boards
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163865/
Preparation of the Weatherford, Texas, Elementary Teacher to Teach Art in the Self-Contained Classroom
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163862/
Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163877/
Cement and Artificial Stone Sculpture of Mexico
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163885/
The School Stage as a Laboratory for Teaching Certain Aspects of Color Theory
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163886/
Study of Non-Traditional Resist Materials and Techniques for Pattern Dyeing
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163898/
The Universal Persistence of the Mandala Motif
This study of the universal persistence of the mandala motif covers the mandala concept, external mandalas, architectural mandalas, and current manifestations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163906/
The Effectiveness of an Art Educational Film as a Teaching Tool
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163915/
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
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163909/
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