Herron School of Art and Design Theses

 

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  • Wilson, Kaycee (2015)
    An art therapy archive of client artwork can function as a diverse resource for student learning, research, and the expansion of art therapy as a mental health profession. There is little research regarding implications ...
  • Walters, Nicholas (2015)
    High school students suffer from a lack of intrinsic motivation to participate in class. In an attempt to combat this lack of motivation, educators often provide students with rewards for participation. However, ...
  • Tsai, Mu-Chien (2015)
    This study was an integrative literature review exploring the research published on art therapy interventions with individuals with Down syndrome. In order to expand the collected resources, secondary sources and expanded ...
  • Inter-­ 
    Tardie, Jacqueline (2015)
    Landscape describes the natural world, but more importantly, it provides a sense of place and belonging when it is regarded as animate, and not simply dead matter that’s purpose is to get you from one geographical location ...
  • Smerdel, Jennifer (2015)
    The designer’s role has evolved greatly over the past few decades. We are no longer asked to simply create a poster or a web page, but to solve complex problems towards socially relevant topics. Through utilizing a ...
  • Marcial, Andrés (2015)
    A cage made out of words sets an unreachable distance made out of the void between you and me, even though your presence surrounds me all the time. What would an animal do in this condition? Be in a continuous state of ...
  • Love, Jon (2015)
    You Are Amid Waves …but lurching towards a coast finally. These are not like where you have been, where the water swells and sinks without clear motive. You are pulled, almost gravitationally, towards a solidity you can ...
  • Leeds, Chelsea (2015)
    Around the world, art therapy varies in its definition, training process, purpose, and theoretical approach. Furthermore, there is a limited amount of research on international art therapy projects, particularly in ...
  • Petranek, Stefan (2015)
    Four days before I began Herron’s graduate program, my close friend, and former boss, Ed Funk committed suicide. This event would forever influence my graduate research and my artwork. I began to search for a deeper ...
  • Burke, Bonnie (2015)
    Around the world, art therapy varies in its definition, training process, purpose, and theoretical approach. Furthermore, there is a limited amount of research on international art therapy projects, particularly in developing ...
  • (Selah) 
    Beisel, Stephanie (2015)
    Words cannot express things; Speech does not convey the spirit. Swayed by words, one is lost; Blocked by phrases one is bewildered. Mumon Rhythm is innate to every aspect of existence; it inhales and exhales; it causes ...
  • Sullivan, Meghan (2015)
    Viktor Lowenfeld developed six distinct stages of development in his book Creative and Mental Growth. Currently there is limited information on the formation of these stages and the connection to their use in art therapy. ...
  • McCormick, John Collins (2014)
    My thesis investigates the possibilities of sound as material in the visual arts through means of semiology and phenomenology. My art work focuses on sound installation, performance and sculpture.
  • Stoffer, Bridgit (2014)
    My drawings and installations intertwine creating visual poems that allow my audience to view my inner world through shared experience and invites them to consider moments of honest vulnerability exposed in the quiet ...
  • Tommer, Nathan (2014)
    I describe the work that I have made for my MFA thesis show as sculptural, Modernist inspired furniture, with forms based on or derived from those of classic mass manufactured children’s toys. It is a body of work which ...
  • Helsley, Michael (2014)
    Memory is a nonlinear narrative: pieces of a story that are parceled away in various places in your mind, that come together to tell another larger story. These parcels are made up of moments and events that when combined ...
  • Tury, Colin (2014)
    What does it mean to be the Maker? In today’s society, with CNC technology and the ability to create objects without having to physically interact with the medium at hand, why would anyone expel energy doing things ...
  • Ehrsam, Bradley (2014)
    Public Practice is vital for personal and cultural development and it connects individuals to the larger world. Art enables creative exploration, helps build confidence, and enables children in disadvantaged schools to ...
  • Ingram, Elizabeth (2014)
    I am drawn to the most human of things, the ordinary everyday experiences that connect us. I seek to remember pieces of life that are easily forgotten or left behind. It is within the constructs of interdependence that my ...
  • HER 
    Russell, Hillary Erin (2014-06-24)
    Life and death seem to be opposite in definition but I believe it is death that makes life. The two need each other and death is what defines life for me. How do we know what happiness is without sadness? How can we ...

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