Portland State University. Department of Art
Byron J. Gardner
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Art
1 online resource (2, v, 26 pages)
Acetate has traditionally been used as a packaging medium. This thesis proposes that acetate can be used as a fine arts medium and can be adjusted for use in the high school art class. Acetate has the advantages for classroom use of economy in price, minimal clean-up, incorporating qualities of college and painting. Experiments were conducted on acetate to determine what changes could be made to its surface. Samples of acetate were exposed for periods of time to common house-hold liquid and solid chemicals and heat. The results were recorded and the information gained applied to creating paintings and slides. Acetate painting may be executed upon transparent, translucent and/or opaque surfaces of these combinations. Flat and three-dimensional sets were used as screens for the projection of transparent slides. Slides and paintings are presented as an accompaniment to the text of the thesis. It was concluded that students in the high school art class can use acetate as a fine arts medium.
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Chisholm, Catherine Lynette, "Acetate as a Fine Arts Medium" (1969). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 922.