Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Kevin Hsieh

Second Advisor

Melanie Davenport

Third Advisor

Timothy Flowers

Fourth Advisor

Melody Milbrandt


This thesis is an A/R/Tographically-based investigation of my appropriative studio approach, resulting in a series of multi-media collage works entitled Tonight’s Programming, dealing with issues of militarism and commercialism in our everyday lives. Through research regarding appropriation in art history, examination of personal artistic influences, and regarding the work through the lenses of Artist, Researcher, and Teacher, I gained a deeper insight into not only my appropriative practices, but how these practices could be applied in the high school art classroom.