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Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program

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.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Buchanan, Robert Gordon
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The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Pledger, Leon Monroe
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Craft Problems Using Native Materials

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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Simpson, Gladys
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The Function of Craft Activities in Early Adolescence

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.
Date: 1957
Creator: Hull, Margaret Leatherwood
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A Study of Visual Merchandising in Six Texas Department Stores

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.
Date: January 1957
Creator: Stewart, Gwen L.
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Color Preferences of Children in a Dallas Public School

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.
Date: January 1959
Creator: Foster, Lonnie George
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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.
Date: 1945
Creator: Kindred, Josie V.
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Pottery and Tiles of Guanajuato, Mexico

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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Fincher, Frances Merle
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An Evaluation of Children's Choices According to Standards of Art in Useful Objects Displayed in Dallas Public Schools

Description: 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.
Date: 1948
Creator: Shearer, Persis
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