Portland State University. Department of Art
Robert S. Morton
Date of Award
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
1 online resource (71 p.)
Welded sculpture -- Study and teaching (Secondary), Steel sculpture -- Study and teaching (Secondary), Oxyacetylene welding and cutting -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
This thesis deals with the application of simple oxyacetylene welding techniques to the secondary art curriculum. Welded sculptural forms in sheet steel have been the focus of my own work during the past three years and these experiences formed the basis or background of the presentation of these skills to secondary students. An instructional unit was designed to fulfill three primary objectives. First, to familiarize the student with the basic tools and materials used in the construction of welded steel sculpture; second, to introduce the student to the creative concepts involved in the creation of sculptural form; third, to give the student liberal opportunity.to explore the possibilities inherent in the materials.
Smith, Philip John, "Introducing the secondary student to sculptural design and form in metal : welding sheet steel using the oxyacetylene torch" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2893.