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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The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

Date: 1946
Creator: Pledger, Leon Monroe
Description: 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.
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A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas

A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: Shipman, Bonita L.
Description: This thesis is a study of a home beautification project developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas.
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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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A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students

A Method of Analyzing Trends in Modern Painting for Presentation to High-School Students

Date: 1948
Creator: Brewster, Janie Lou Klepper
Description: 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.
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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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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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A Study of Visual Merchandising in Six Texas Department Stores

A Study of Visual Merchandising in Six Texas Department Stores

Date: January 1957
Creator: Stewart, Gwen L.
Description: "This study is limited to the organization and activities of display departments of six leading Texas department stores. It concerns the two main categories of display: window and interior display. Chapter I serves as an introduction to the study; Chapter II review briefly the history of display in the United States; Chapter III presents an analysis of the display departments of six leading Texas department stores; Chapter IV concludes the study with a summary and evaluation of the data presented in Chapter III." -- leaf 3.
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades

History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades

Date: 1941
Creator: Self, Jess Edith
Description: 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.
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Marionettes, Puppets and Shadow Plays

Marionettes, Puppets and Shadow Plays

Date: 1947
Creator: Nickle, Emma Dean
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to determine the function of marionette, puppet and shadow plays as a tool for learning in the elementary school.
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A Study of the Elementary Science Programs in Leading Schools of Texas and Other Southern States as Compared with the Course of Study from the Thirty-First Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education

A Study of the Elementary Science Programs in Leading Schools of Texas and Other Southern States as Compared with the Course of Study from the Thirty-First Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education

Date: 1945
Creator: Kindred, Josie V.
Description: The problem, to make a study of the elementary science programs in leading schools of Texas and other Southern states as compared with the course of study from the Thirty-first Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, was chosen as a result of the realization that elementary science has not been given the place in the curriculum that it should have.
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Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

Date: 1946
Creator: Fincher, Frances Merle
Description: 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.
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