Food Studies 9/10 – It’s time you learned your way around the kitchen! This is a theory course with practical application. Principles of basic food preparation are introduced and applied with an emphasis on nutrition and time management. Students will have opportunity to see how food breaks down into nutrients and how the body uses these.
Foods and Nutrition 11 – will introduce students to foods from around the world. The course will explore food preparation techniques and typical dishes from a number of countries. Diversity is promoted as we discuss traditions from families and different cultural backgrounds. This course also involves the use of basic food preparation techniques and equipment for planning, preparing and serving foods. Students will be able to identify key nutrients and become familiar with various dietary needs.
Textiles 9 – students will learn to design, alter and recycle patterns and clothing. They will learn how to use and care for natural and manufactured fabrics. They will learn techniques to hand or machine manufacture textiles items. Some design items include: pajama outfits, carrier bags, zippered skirt or pants and a recycled clothing item.
Textiles 10 – students will work with natural and manufactures fabrics to design items of clothing. They will upcycle and recycle designs and fitted clothing by hand and machine. They will learn different methods to create fabrics as well as the ethical and environmental impact. Some design items include: zippered bag, knitted t-shirt, collared shirt with buttons, yoga or sweat pants, summer dress or pants with zippers and pockets.
Textiles 11 – students will learn about the ethical and economic factors of clothing construction. They will learn about the properties of fabrics and their selection for different functions. They will design, alter and recycle different textiles items. They will learn about how marketing and advertising can affect the sales of textiles items. Some design items include: quilted wall hanging, recycled clothing item, collared shirt with darts and buttons, formal wear item of choice.
Textiles 12 – students will learn more complex textile design techniques. They will learn about historical and cultural influences on textiles. They will learn about the ethical ad cultural impact of textiles manufacture. They will design and alter textiles items as well as create some material by hand. Some design items include: tailored jacket, lined skirt or pants, fleece garment with zippered pockets. Many students have made graduation suits or dresses.
Textiles Arts & Crafts 9-12 – This is the perfect course for beginner /intermediate crafters in grades 9-12! Learn about a variety of crafts including cross-stitching, knitting, sewing, beading, appliquéing, felting and weaving. Seasonal crafts will also be introduced. Further study will look at the history, evolution, environmental impact and sustainability of certain crafts.