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Drawing As Language, Rebecca B. Whitson Jan 2019

Drawing As Language, Rebecca B. Whitson

Theses and Dissertations

All too often, the “I can’t draw” sentiment is believed by both the frustrated adolescent and adult alike. This is especially evident within the school environment. This paper aims to discuss how visual art --specifically drawing-- is structured, formed and expressed as a type of language, similar to a verbal, written, or physical one. This may give hope to even the most reluctant drawer that they can learn how to draw, opening another means of communication. An individual attains fluency when they are adept at drawing through the use of expression, technical, and observational skills, through practice and motivation ...


Training Reduces The Drawing Detriments Associated With Categorical Perception, Larissa F. Arnold Jan 2018

Training Reduces The Drawing Detriments Associated With Categorical Perception, Larissa F. Arnold

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Previous research suggests that categorical perception may interfere with a novice artist’s ability to accurately draw simple shapes. Specifically, when asked to draw two shapes of slightly different sizes, participants tend to exaggerate the categorical difference between the two and draw the small shape too small. Similarly, participants tend to draw oblique angles more oblique than they should be when they are close to perpendicular or overlapping. The current set of experiments investigated whether these categorical errors could predict participants’ drawing ability on a more complex drawing task. A simple linear regression revealed that categorical errors in angle could ...


Understanding The Expressive Cartoon Drawings Of A Student With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Michael S. Collins Jan 2017

Understanding The Expressive Cartoon Drawings Of A Student With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Michael S. Collins

Theses and Dissertations

This study focuses on the highly expressive comic drawings of Amy, a child with autism. This study connects larger fields of research: the study of how people with autism spectrum disorder [ASD] process faces and emotions; and, research about artists with ASD. Amy's understanding of emotion was analyzed by asking her to view and identify humans and cartoon characters expressing different emotions. Her ability to illustrate emotion is tested by asking her to respond to various drawing prompts. The study concluded that Amy has difficulty identifying the emotions of humans and cartoons, but she does have the ability to ...


Does Categorical Perception Interfere With Drawing Accuracy?, Larissa F. Arnold Jan 2014

Does Categorical Perception Interfere With Drawing Accuracy?, Larissa F. Arnold

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Drawing is a medium of expression engaged in by humans for centuries. However, very little research has been done on the drawing abilities of average adults. Some researchers (Cohen & Bennet, 1997; Thouless, 1931; Cohen & Jones, 2008) suggest that the way an object is perceived influences and disrupts a person's ability to draw that object accurately. The current experiments investigated whether participants are influenced by categorical coding of relations among the parts of an object and whether this categorical perception interfered with participants' drawing abilities. In experiment 1, we found that participants are influenced by categorical coding of the relative size of ...


Teaching Visual Arts Through Distance Education : An Evaluation Of The Program Anyone Can Draw, Jane Whelan Jan 1997

Teaching Visual Arts Through Distance Education : An Evaluation Of The Program Anyone Can Draw, Jane Whelan

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The problem under investigation is concerned with the teaching of drawing through distance education. Traditionally drawing has occupied a central position in visual art teaching and learning and is still regarded as a significant area of visual arts education. In the visual arts curriculum of Western Australia, drawing, which is included in the broader term visual inquiry, is regarded as the foundation for studio practice. It is therefore appropriate to include drawing as part of every visual arts teaching program. The correspondence mode of teaching, which has a text-base, is a more formal style of teaching art than the responsive ...


An Investigation Of The Use Of Verbalization To Improve Representational Drawing Performance, Patricia Waters Jan 1990

An Investigation Of The Use Of Verbalization To Improve Representational Drawing Performance, Patricia Waters

Theses : Honours

Drawing is a fundamental skill for the creation of art. This investigation set out to discover whether or not the application of verbalization to an efficient drawing strategy increased students' perceptual observation skills to enhance representational drawing ability. The study group consisted of 20 Year 8 art students from a northern suburbs coastal secondary school in Perth. Their ages ranged from 12 to 14 years. They were randomly divided into two groups, experimental and control. The pretest and posttest drawings of the students from both groups were analyzed by four expert judges using an evaluation guide to determine the accuracy ...


Risd Press September 27, 1974, Students Of Risd Sep 1974

Risd Press September 27, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of September 27, 1974 had an article about the RISD Building Study report that took place in the summer. Also the RISD student board meeting for the activities budget outline was in this issue. Information about student health services, ads, classifieds, events listed for RISD students were mentioned.


The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1973), The Art Institute Of Boston Jan 1973

The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1973), The Art Institute Of Boston

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The Art Institute of Boston maintains, and always has maintained throughout the course of its long history, that the artist holds a unique position of responsibility in his society. Because the weight of his contribution is so widely felt in this age of the expanded media, the artist is expected to be not only innovator, but also arbitrator. The decisions which affect his life and his work influence a wide body of people who look to him for illumination.

Art cannot be taught as a development of certain visual talents separate from a larger awareness of life. The Art Institute ...


The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1971-1972), The Art Institute Of Boston Jan 1971

The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1971-1972), The Art Institute Of Boston

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The Art Institute of Boston maintains, and always has maintained throughout the course of its long history, that the artist holds a unique position of responsibility in his society. Because the weight of his contribution is so widely felt in this age of the expanded media, the artist is expected to be not only innovator, but also arbitrator. The decisions which affect his life and his work influence a wide body of people who look to him for illumination.

Art cannot be taught as a development of certain visual talents separate from a larger awareness of life. The Art Institute ...


The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1968-1969), The Art Institute Of Boston Jan 1968

The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1968-1969), The Art Institute Of Boston

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1967-1968), School Of Practical Art Jan 1967

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1967-1968), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1966-1967), School Of Practical Art Jan 1966

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1966-1967), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


Exploring Some Approaches To Expressive Drawing, Donald Leroy Simmons Jun 1964

Exploring Some Approaches To Expressive Drawing, Donald Leroy Simmons

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to further the pedagogic and artistic knowledge and skills of this candidate in the area of expressive drawing, (2) to formulate new approaches or modify existing approaches to drawing so as to lessen inhibiting attitudes and rigid procedures during the act of drawing and encourage spontaneous and expressive drawing on the candidate's part, (3) to indicate implications this study might have for other artists, art teachers, or students, and (4) to contribute to an area in which little information is available.


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1963-1964), School Of Practical Art Jan 1963

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1963-1964), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1962-1963), School Of Practical Art Jan 1962

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1962-1963), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1960-1961), School Of Practical Art Jan 1960

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1960-1961), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1954-1955), School Of Practical Art Jan 1954

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1954-1955), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1952-1953), School Of Practical Arts Jan 1952

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1952-1953), School Of Practical Arts

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1948-1949), School Of Practical Arts Jan 1948

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1948-1949), School Of Practical Arts

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1947-1948), School Of Practical Arts Jan 1947

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1947-1948), School Of Practical Arts

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1946-1947), School Of Practical Arts Jan 1946

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1946-1947), School Of Practical Arts

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

It is the purpose of the School of Practical Art to train students so thoroughly in the various phases of commercial art, that they may upon completion of the course earn a good living in their chosen career. Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1945-1946), School Of Practical Art Jan 1945

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1945-1946), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

Earnest effort and thorough preparation are necessary if the student is to become successful professionally. Enthusiastic and excellent working habits must be developed early and maintained throughout the course. Deadlines must be given and met punctually. Good design, composition, color and technical skill must be evident in all finished work. In preparation for this high standard the beginner receives a thorough foundation of basic work in graphic analysis, principles of freehand drawing, constructive design, composition, perspective, lettering, color theory, anatomy and life drawing. This is followed by the practical application of fundamentals. Here problems are assigned which are in every ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1944-1945), School Of Practical Art Jan 1944

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1944-1945), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art was established in 1912 by Roy Atherton Davidson. For twenty-nine years it has regularly and consistently trained its students to engage in remunerative work in those branches of art which are necessary to business and industry. Today it occupies an important position in the training and placing of artists in this work.

The drawings and paintings reproduced in this catalog are all original, and were made by students who began their art school training with no more talent than you are familiar with in high school work. Unusual talent is not necessary and you should ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1943-1944), School Of Practical Art Jan 1943

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1943-1944), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art was established in 1912 by Roy Atherton Davidson. For twenty-nine years it has regularly and consistently trained its students to engage in remunerative work in those branches of art which are necessary to business and industry. Today it occupies an important position in the training and placing of artists in this work.

The drawings and paintings reproduced in this catalog are all original, and were made by students who began their art school training with no more talent than you are familiar with in high school work. Unusual talent is not necessary and you should ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1941-1942), School Of Practical Art Jan 1941

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1941-1942), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art was established in 1912 by Roy Atherton Davidson. For twenty-nine years it has regularly and consistently trained its students to engage in remunerative work in those branches of art which are necessary to business and industry. Today it occupies an important position in the training and placing of artists in this work.

The drawings and paintings reproduced in this catalog are all original, and were made by students who began their art school training with no more talent than you are familiar with in high school work. Unusual talent is not necessary and you should ...


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1933-1934), School Of Practical Art Jan 1933

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1933-1934), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art was established in 1912 by Roy Atherton Davidson, who saw the great need of a school where young men and women could receive vocational training in practical art. The School is a pioneer in this line of work, and its twenty years of experience in teaching art that is practical has made its courses not only of permanent worth, but of immediate commercial value.

What can I do? This is a question that every high school boy and girl must answer sooner or later. Many have discovered during their high school years that they have ...


The School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1931-1932), School Of Practical Art Jan 1931

The School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1931-1932), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art was established in 1912 by Roy Atherton Davidson because of the great need of a school where boys and girls could receive vocational training in practical art. The School is thus a pioneer in this line of work, and its sixteen years of experience in teaching only practical art has made its courses of real worth and commercial value. The School gives fundamental and practical instruction in all branches of commercial art, so that graduate of the School may be efficiently prepared to accept the varied opportunities open to trained men and women. The system ...


The School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1928-1929), School Of Practical Art Jan 1928

The School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1928-1929), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art was established in 1912 by Roy Atherton Davidson because of the great need of a school where boys and girls could receive vocational training in practical art. The School is thus a pioneer in this line of work, and its sixteen years of experience in teaching only practical art has made its courses of real worth and commercial value. The School gives fundamental and practical instruction in all branches of commercial art, so that graduate of the School may be efficiently prepared to accept the varied opportunities open to trained men and women. The system ...


The School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1927-1928), School Of Practical Art Jan 1927

The School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1927-1928), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art is maintained for all persons who have an innate love for and interest in art, who desire to confine their study to commercial art; whose amateur efforts in drawing show a talent sufficient to make admission advisable. No examination or previous study is necessary, unless the student wishes to enter upon advanced work. Students are received at any times, providing there are vacancies. The Student will be given every encouragement and constant help. Personal ability will determine progress and the nature of the work pursued.


School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1925-1926), School Of Practical Art Jan 1925

School Of Practical Art Course Catalog (1925-1926), School Of Practical Art

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The School of Practical Art is maintained for all persons who have an innate love for and interest in art, who desire to confine their study to commercial art; whose amateur efforts in drawing show a talent sufficient to make admission advisable. No examination or previous study is necessary, unless the student wishes to enter upon advanced work. Students are received at any times, providing there are vacancies. The Student will be given every encouragement and constant help. Personal ability will determine progress and the nature of the work pursued.