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The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

Date: January 1969
Creator: Bracken, Marjorie Ruth
Description: This study was designed to provide information concerning polyester resin as a material for jewelry making. The secondary purpose was to develop processes which create an artistic form for jewelry sustained by a poetic tone based on the fluid and translucent qualities of the material.
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An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

Date: May 1972
Creator: Blue, Monte L.
Description: This study investigates the adaptability of plastic paints to photographic silk screen materials and methods. The problem was to experiment with and further develop another technique for the artist, the silk screening of photographic images directly onto the painting surface with acrylic polymer paint.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Art Program for a Latin-American Senior High School

An Art Program for a Latin-American Senior High School

Date: August 1955
Creator: Wright-Crawford, Berry Bell
Description: This study is concerned with the development of a basic art program to meet the special needs of the Latin-American senior-high-school student.
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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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Glazes for Metals

Glazes for Metals

Date: August 1949
Creator: Floyd, Emma Lou
Description: 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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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