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Practical and Applied Arts 09

This Practical and Applied Arts (PAA) 9 course is structured as a survey course, offering a taste of 3 separate PAA Pathways: Food Studies, Interior Design or Drafting, and Beading or Hand-Sewing.

Food Studies

Module 1: Kitchen Basics (Core)

Students will examine the steps involved in food preparation, establish guidelines for cooking at-home with others, and food etiquette.  We will discuss following a recipe, become familiar with the tools of measurement / how to measure accurately,

identify and use correctly a variety of kitchen tools and equipment and apply cooking knowledge by preparing a "How-to Cooking Video" for fellow classmates.


kitvhrn.jpgModule 2: Kitchen and Food Safety (Core)


Students will understand food safety and create a brochure on food-borne illnesses. Students will apply their knowledge by completing an "at-risk food" safety cooking lab, practice safe work habits and accident prevention at home, while being evaluated by a parent.


baking.jpgModule 3: Baking Basics (Core)

Students will identify the ingredients used in flour mixtures and analyze their role in baked products, discuss different types of flour, understand the role of leaving agents and the function of gluten in baking, while differentiating between quick and yeast breads. They will be able to identify and apply different baking terms, techniques and flour mixtures. Their final cooking lab will culminate in producing a quick bread and yeast recipe.

interior.jpgInterior Design 

 Students will learn about design fundamentals, furniture and décor accessories and apply them to creating an interior space. In a three-tiered, dream room plan, students will start by creating a collage of desired room features, then apply furniture styles throughout history within an idea map, and complete the planning process by making a virtual 3-D home space.  In the process, students will learn valuable consumer skills such as comparing new and used furniture prices, lighting fixtures and fireplace types.


Students will learn the basic functions of CAD when creating 2D images such as creating tangents, intersections, parallel lines and points. They will also transpose 2D images to make 3D structures using the porgram TinkerCad, culiminating in their own dream space design or piece of home décor.


Students will learn basic hand-sewing tools, functional and decorative hand stitching techniques, and reading pattern instructions to create a sock monkey, recycled project. In the process, they will apply their current knowledge of design elements and sewing techniques to add accessories to their monkey.


Students will learn the design process and creating their own beading design, while learning the skills, tools and techniques to do edging, backing and tacking of beading embellishments on fabric.