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The Use of Polyester Resin as a Material for Jewelry Making

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.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Bracken, Marjorie Ruth

Cassoni in America: An Investigation of Three Major Themes

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?
Date: December 1971
Creator: Rice, Ralph Albert

Textured Collage for Blind Elementary Children

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.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Brewer, Paula T.

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

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.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Neale, Bill R.

Glazes for Metals

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.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Floyd, Emma Lou

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

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.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Polk, Annabell

The School Stage as a Laboratory for Teaching Certain Aspects of Color Theory

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.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Barker, Edwin C.

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

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.
Date: June 1951
Creator: Tyson, Phoebe W.

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

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.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Williams, Shirlee R.

Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils

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.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Pickens, Alex L.

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

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.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Rodgers, Alice Louise

Standards for Evaluating Paintings by Children in the Primary Grades

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.
Date: January 1954
Creator: Jenkins, Frances M.

Cement and Artificial Stone Sculpture of Mexico

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.
Date: June 1966
Creator: Bowling, Henry E.

Children's Preferences for Reproductions of Masterpieces in Grades V through VIII of a Dallas Public School

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.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Waldon, Addye B.

The Development of an Ideal Clay Body for Thrown Ware

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.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Willey, Juanita Lyane