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P-Lax : Toys For Adults, To Play & Relax, Zhizi Liu May 2017

P-Lax : Toys For Adults, To Play & Relax, Zhizi Liu

Masters Theses

Adults don’t play enough. There is so much emphasis on working and being productive in modern day life, but this can have negative effects—for an adult this can lead to high stress and a sense of guilt when one isn’t being productive. My mission is to help adults de-stress and take a break from work by reintroducing play into their day-to-day interactions. Toys for children are often used for educational purposes and to help enhance their creativity and social abilities; toys for adults can instead used to improve mood, and to help release pressure that is built ...


Comfort Toys: Coping Tools For Children With An Epileptic Parent, Benjamin Evjen Jan 2016

Comfort Toys: Coping Tools For Children With An Epileptic Parent, Benjamin Evjen

Theses and Dissertations

When a caregiver suffers from epilepsy, a child can often feel frightened, vulnerable, and alone whenever a seizure occurs. In my thesis project I intend to help children negotiate this struggle with the use of therapeutic toys. Through play, children can navigate feelings that are often overlooked by adults. The visual appeal, simplicity, and materials used in their creation help facilitate comfort through sensory cues. By applying coping mechanisms to deal with stress caused by the passage of time, provide tactile comfort, and equip the child with tools to take action, their emotional needs are met. These toys address an ...


Producing Children's Toys Through 3-D Printing: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Rebekah Rifareal Jan 2013

Producing Children's Toys Through 3-D Printing: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Rebekah Rifareal

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

One of the things that first attracted me to VCU was the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions and interactions. I saw HSURP as a way to push my boundaries and interact with peers from different disciplines. When I saw the Social Design and 3-D Printing project, it just clicked. I saw the opportunity for engineering, for arts, for research, for graphic design. All of the things I was interested in learning about all came together.


Ties That Bind, Jessica Marie Orlowski Mar 2010

Ties That Bind, Jessica Marie Orlowski

Art and Design Theses

I am fascinated by the inner thoughts, the memories, and the cumulative experience that make us each a complex physiological puzzle. From birth, sociological building blocks are constructed forming emotional walls and unexpected doorways, boundaries and comfortable passageways through the architecture of our personalities. My thesis work, which is comprised of ceramic figures and interactive toys, offers playful memory triggers and evocative spaces in which viewers can deconstruct the building blocks of their social persona.


Global Discontents, Priyadarshini A. Khatri Jan 2005

Global Discontents, Priyadarshini A. Khatri

Theses and Dissertations

My creative project explores toys as means to express economic issues of globalization. By exploiting the educational and imaginative aspects of toys for adults and children, I intend to reflect on the impact and pressures of globalization on employment, technology and environment. In creating these toys I hope to make a visual statement concerning critical issues of human survival, sustainability and the divisive side of globalization.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 39, No. 4, Theresa G. Saul, John L. Dochter, Henry Berkowitz, Linda Berkowitz, John Marshall, Shirley Marshall, Joseph L. Tognoli, Michael W. Rhode, Constantine Kermes, Judy Sweetland, Robert Legge, Kenelm Winslow Iii, Barry Mcfarland, Matthew Vardjan, Elaine Vardjan, John E. Stinsmen, Mark R. Eaby Jr. Jul 1990

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 39, No. 4, Theresa G. Saul, John L. Dochter, Henry Berkowitz, Linda Berkowitz, John Marshall, Shirley Marshall, Joseph L. Tognoli, Michael W. Rhode, Constantine Kermes, Judy Sweetland, Robert Legge, Kenelm Winslow Iii, Barry Mcfarland, Matthew Vardjan, Elaine Vardjan, John E. Stinsmen, Mark R. Eaby Jr.

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Our Church
• Pig Roast
• Wooden Jointed Dolls
• Coal Jewelry
• The Pennsylvania Long Rifle
• The Mennonites
• Festival Focus
• Festival Programs
• Blockprinting
• Dried Flowers, Wreaths and Baskets
• Broom Making
• Wood-Turning
• Moravian and German Stars
• A Plain Costume Primer
• Farewell to the Folk Festival Magazine


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 38, No. 4, Ann S. Burrows, Ruthanne Hartung, Stuart Helble, Karen Helble, Frank J. Gallagher, Rae Greiner, William Dean Wright, Wayne Hartzell, Anne Hartzell, Teresa A. Skoog, Mark Osterman, Keith Brintzenhoff, Frederick J. Saul, Beth Kreider, Richard Thomas Jul 1989

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 38, No. 4, Ann S. Burrows, Ruthanne Hartung, Stuart Helble, Karen Helble, Frank J. Gallagher, Rae Greiner, William Dean Wright, Wayne Hartzell, Anne Hartzell, Teresa A. Skoog, Mark Osterman, Keith Brintzenhoff, Frederick J. Saul, Beth Kreider, Richard Thomas

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Quintessential Quilts
• The Folk Art of Fraktur
• Molding & Spinning Pewter
• Kaleidoscopes & Unique Stained Glass
• Dolls are Not Just for Children Anymore
• Paint Decorated Chests of the Pennsylvania Dutch
• Festival Focus
• Festival Programs
• Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Lamps
• Be Aware of What Might be Hiding in Grandma's Attic
• The Medicine Show
• Pennsylvania Dutch Music & More
• A Poor Damsel's Fate
• Silk Screening
• Long Time Favorite Festival Foods


Roberts, Lynne (Fa 128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 1986

Roberts, Lynne (Fa 128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 128. Pictorial essay about the art of Bertha T. Skaggs, dollmaker and quilter of Hart County, Kentucky.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 34, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Henry J. Kauffman, Mac E. Barrick, Hilda Adam Kring Apr 1985

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 34, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Henry J. Kauffman, Mac E. Barrick, Hilda Adam Kring

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Johann Adam Eyer: "Lost" Fraktur Writer of Hamilton Square
• Aunt Lydia
• The Image of the Jew in South-Central Pennsylvania
• Gertrude Rapp: Harmony Society Abbess
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 4, John F. Harnish Jr., Gladys Sweigard, Richard Shaner, John L. Lakatosh, Karen Lemonnier, Herman A. Danenhower, Dave Ehrig, Thelia Jean Eaby, James Petrucelli, Larry L. Rahn, William Dean Wright, Ronald Kunkel, Cindy Kunkel, Robert Nettleton, Cheryl Nettleton, Jane Ann Stinsmen Jul 1983

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 4, John F. Harnish Jr., Gladys Sweigard, Richard Shaner, John L. Lakatosh, Karen Lemonnier, Herman A. Danenhower, Dave Ehrig, Thelia Jean Eaby, James Petrucelli, Larry L. Rahn, William Dean Wright, Ronald Kunkel, Cindy Kunkel, Robert Nettleton, Cheryl Nettleton, Jane Ann Stinsmen

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Frakturs
• Apple Head Dolls are Unique
• Tableware and Dutch Folklore
• The Pipemaker
• Wheat Weaving
• Beekeeping: Past and Present
• The Pennsylvania Longrifle
• Festival Focus
• Folk Festival Programs
• Quilts
• The Country Butcher
• Stained Glass
• Metal Casting in Sand
• Is This Pure Leather?
• The Horse and Carriage
• Marquetry, Parquetry and Intarsia
• Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 15, No. 4, Constantine Kermes, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Henry Glassie, Don Yoder, Mac E. Barrick, Victor C. Dieffenbach, Tyrone Power Jul 1966

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 15, No. 4, Constantine Kermes, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Henry Glassie, Don Yoder, Mac E. Barrick, Victor C. Dieffenbach, Tyrone Power

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Amish Album
• Look Back, Once!
• The Pennsylvania Barn in the South: Part II
• Folk Festival Program
• Contributors to this Issue
• Festival Highlights
• Twenty Questions on Powwowing
• Moon-Signs in Cumberland County
• Reminiscences of "Des Dumm Fattel"
• Notes and Documents: Two Documents from the First World War
• The Dutch and Irish Colonies of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 15, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Frank Brown, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Marion Ball Wilson, Fritz Braun Apr 1966

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 15, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Frank Brown, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Marion Ball Wilson, Fritz Braun

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Stitching for Pretty
• New Light on "Mountain Mary"
• The Newspaper and Folklife Studies
• Pennsylvania Limekilns
• Mennonite Maids
• The Eighteenth-Century Emigration from the Palatinate: New Documentation


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 13, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Alexander Marshall, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Susanna Brinton, Edna Eby Heller, George L. Moore, Phil R. Jack Jul 1964

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 13, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Alexander Marshall, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Susanna Brinton, Edna Eby Heller, George L. Moore, Phil R. Jack

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Stoneware: Stepchild of Early Pottery
• The Days of Auld Lang Syne
• Grout-Kootch, Coldframe, and Hotbed
• Memories of Three Spring Farm
• Folk Festival Program
• Saffron Cookery
• My Childhood Games
• Western Pennsylvania Epitaphs


The Dutchman Vol. 6, No. 5, Earl F. Robacker, Olive G. Zehner, Cornelius Weygandt, Henry J. Kauffman, Albert I. Drachman, Arthur D. Graeff, Edna Eby Heller Jul 1955

The Dutchman Vol. 6, No. 5, Earl F. Robacker, Olive G. Zehner, Cornelius Weygandt, Henry J. Kauffman, Albert I. Drachman, Arthur D. Graeff, Edna Eby Heller

The Dutchman / The Pennsylvania Dutchman Magazine

● Antiques for Fancy and for Fun
● Dutch by the Ton
● Beasts in Dutchland
● Church Architecture in Lancaster County
● Tracking the Elusive Distelfink
● Renascence of History
● Dutch Cheeses
● The Zehn-uhr Schtick


The Dutchman Vol. 6, No. 2, Earl F. Robacker, Edna Eby Heller, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Cornelius Weygandt, William J. Phillips, J. William Stair, Olive G. Zehner, Friedrich Krebs, Henry J. Kauffman Oct 1954

The Dutchman Vol. 6, No. 2, Earl F. Robacker, Edna Eby Heller, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Cornelius Weygandt, William J. Phillips, J. William Stair, Olive G. Zehner, Friedrich Krebs, Henry J. Kauffman

The Dutchman / The Pennsylvania Dutchman Magazine

● Spatterware
● "That's a Lot of Boloney"
● A Dutch Touch
● Birds in Dutchland
● Cornelius Weygandt Day
● Brick-end Barns
● Hardly Bigger Than a Peanut
● Pennsylvania Dutch Pioneers
● Sycamores in Dutchland
● The Zehn-uhr Schtick