Home Economics

DESIGN YEAR 4-FOOD STUDIES 

(MADFS09-IB)

Please note in all Food Studies courses consideration will be given to religious customs, vegetarian diets and food allergies. Improve your health and well being while preparing a variety of delicious and nutritious foods. This course focuses on nutritional theory and basic food preparation. The recipes students will prepare, serve and enjoy are from various quickbreads, yeast breads, cakes and pastries, soups, salads, meats, poultry and vegetable dishes. A few favorites include coffee cake, pizza, enchiladas, sushi, stir fry vegetables, chicken fajitas, and minestrone soup.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$40.

FOOD STUDIES 11

(MFDN-11 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)

Please note in all Food Studies courses consideration will be given to religious customs, vegetarian diets and food allergies.

This course expands on the cooking techniques learned in Foods 9/10. Food Studies 11 explores more advanced techniques in food preparation and presentation. Students will explore health and global environment issues. A wide variety of topics for everyday entertaining are covered. A few favorites include appetizers, advanced yeast breads, puff pastry, food garnishing, specialty cakes and decorating, vegetarian cooking, chocolate making and other topics depending on interest.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$45.

FOOD STUDIES 12

(MFDN-12 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)

Recommended Preliminary Course: Foods 9 or 11

Please note in all Food Studies courses consideration will be given to religious customs, vegetarian diets and food allergies. Let’s kick up the flavour as you expand your culinary skill and nourish your soul with Italian inspired dishes and marvelous Mexican salsas, empanadas and enchiladas. Come globe-trotting and experience the taste sensations of many fascinating cultures: Greek salad, pita bread, tzatiki and hummus or how about African stew, Potato Latkes from Isreal, or Chinese wonton soup. Other cultures include Japan, India, Great Britain, France, United States and South American cooking.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$45.

HOME ECONOMICS: DESIGN YEAR 4-TEXTILES

(MADT09-IB)

This class is for students who have taken the sewing component of Fine Arts 8. This exciting course focuses on the fundamentals of sewing, clothing, fabrics and fashion. Students will learn the correct care and use of sewing tools, the sewing machine, sergers and pressing equipment. This is a practical course with the emphasis on projects. Students are expected to complete a minimum of three major projects during the course: a fleece hoodie, pants or shorts, and a dress or shirt. The students will also construct a number of small projects that are planned based on the availability of materials. These projects may include knitting, embroidery, stuffed toy, and a shoulder bag.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$35.

TEXTILE STUDIES 11

(MTXT-11 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILL)

This course is designed for students to expand the basic sewing skills studied in Textiles 9/10.  More advanced garment construction techniques will be incorporated into projects. Students study and work with a variety of fabrics throughout the course.: pyjamas, lined skirt or pants, lined jacket or coat, and garment with difficult fabric. In addition, the students will construct a number of small projects that are planned based on the availability of materials. The students are also required to produce a design portfolio that will focus on various topics relating to fashion, fabric and clothing construction.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$35.

TEXTILE STUDIES 12

(MTXT-12 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)

This course is an advanced course for students who wish to further their knowledge in this field. Textile Studies 12 will include contemporary tailoring techniques and the techniques required for working with difficult fabrics. Students will increase their knowledge in fitting and clothing construction. Students are expected to create a collection that could be showcased in a year end fashion show. In their collection students must include the following projects: Tailored jacket/coat, challenging construction techniques, difficult fabric, and a garment suitable for a formal or special occasion. In addition, students will construct a number of small textile projects that are planned based on the availability of materials. Students will also be required to produce a design portfolio that focuses on various topics relating to fashion, fabric and clothing construction.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$35.

FASHION DESIGN AND PATTERN MAKING 11 / 12

(YFASD11 & YFASD12 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)

This is an advanced Textiles course for students with extensive knowledge and skills in clothing construction. Students will learn the basics of clothing design through flat-pattern manipulation. Garments will be designed and created using slopers developed from the student’s measurements. Possible projects include an original skirt, bodice, and pants. A design portfolio is developed with student sketches and specific design related assignments. This is an excellent course for post-secondary preparation.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$35.

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