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Light Movement & Sound: An Approach To Energetic Education, Barbara Bornmann May 1995

Light Movement & Sound: An Approach To Energetic Education, Barbara Bornmann

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship

Communication exists on several levels. A widely accepted definition of these levels of communication is the exchange of ideas through a symbolic, gestural or linguistic system. For the purposes of this paper, a broader definition of communication which includes the use of human energy is reached by categorizing these levels as: 1) The conscious levels of intelligence which are language, academic disciplines, artistic expressions; and, 2) The subconscious levels of non-verbal communication, gestures and body language; and, 3) The energy fields around the human body and how they may interact with other fields. The purpose of this paper is to ...


A Comparative Study Of Black And Euro-Americans' Learning Styles And Aesthetic Preferences For Painting Styles, Jane E. Graziano May 1995

A Comparative Study Of Black And Euro-Americans' Learning Styles And Aesthetic Preferences For Painting Styles, Jane E. Graziano

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the interactions between the aesthetic criteria for evaluating art and learning styles between cultures. The problems were to investigate differences among learning styles and aesthetic preferences for painting styles between Black and Euro-American students.

Fifty-five undergraduates of Black-American and Euro-American descent from a state college in rural southern New Jersey participated in the study. The Group Embedded Figures Test was administered to determine the learning styles of field-sensitive or field-independence for each student. Students were instructed to find and trace the given simple figure within the given complex figure. Section one consisted ...


A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Elementary School Teachers In Southern New Jersey Towards Art And The Creative Process In Their Classrooms, Elizabeth Diane Tasker Apr 1995

A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Elementary School Teachers In Southern New Jersey Towards Art And The Creative Process In Their Classrooms, Elizabeth Diane Tasker

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of elementary classroom teachers toward art and the creative process in their classrooms. The hypotheses of the study focused on teachers' attitudes and uses of art as a means of creativity and enhancement of academic subjects.

Elementary classroom teachers from seven constituent districts to a regional high school in southern New Jersey constituted the sample of the study. Teachers were given a four part questionnaire to complete. The instrument was designed to gather information on demographics, general information about art in the classroom, and attitudes towards art. A total of ...


An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Degree Of Brain Dominance And Student Preference For Spatial Dimensionality In The Production Of Art At The High School Level, Darlene Ann Gates Apr 1995

An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Degree Of Brain Dominance And Student Preference For Spatial Dimensionality In The Production Of Art At The High School Level, Darlene Ann Gates

Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to investigate relationships between hemisphericity and preference for spatial-dimensionality in the production of art and to determine whether cognitive processes are different in students who prefer different spatial activities. Specifically, this study investigated the relationships between students' preference for two and three dimensional art projects and their scores on Excell's Hemispheric Mode Indicator (HMI) test.

The total population of eighty-five art students from a rural, regional New Jersey high school were included in this study. Two instruments were administered. Scores from the teacher-made survey served as data for criterion measure one and determined ...


Breaking Out: Theater For The Physically Disabled, Casey Brown Apr 1995

Breaking Out: Theater For The Physically Disabled, Casey Brown

Fine Arts Undergraduate Theses

The group I am examining is physically disabled individuals. The organization who first brought this need for expression among the physically disabled to my attention was the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped. This theatre group was founded by Brother Rick Curry fourteen years ago in New York City. Brother Rick had finished his schooling and was seeking work as an actor. Because he was born without a right forearm, he was unable to find employment. So, Brother Rick decided to organize a school for talented, physically disabled individuals interested in pursuing a career in theatre. In the years that ...


A Comparison Of Structured And Non-Structured Methods For The Evaluation Of Graphic Design Projects , Jen Yen Jan 1995

A Comparison Of Structured And Non-Structured Methods For The Evaluation Of Graphic Design Projects , Jen Yen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Evaluation is a vital part of any educational activity. A valid evaluation method can reflect the truly important outcomes of educational instruction. In visual arts and communication, the roles and function of evaluation are unclear. There is a lack of sufficient consideration concerning the appropriate method to evaluate student work. The purpose of this study was to compare the judgments of student and professional evaluators when evaluating graphic design projects by using structured and non-structured evaluation methods. A comparison was also made between the judgments of student and professional evaluators employing the same method;Two instruments were developed and validated ...