This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
These papers go along with my separate Culinary Arts powerpoint. They include 2 pages of reading materials, an assessment for students to fill out after the lesson to check understanding and knowledge, 2 different project grading rubrics (one fruit and veggie sculpture and one Cakeboss project), and the lesson plan. My class is conveniently located right across the hall from the old HomeEc department (which sadly no longer exists) so I always have access to ovens and all the cooking materials that I need. You could always adapt the projects to whatever your classroom situation would be. I let my students find inspirations online and try to copy something for the fruit and veggie sculpture warmup but for the Cakeboss project we pick a class theme. Working in a bakery, you do not always get to pick what you'd like to do. Instead, people come to you with an idea and you have to use you creativity to give them something that they want. For example: one of my class themes was "Disney Villains". This means that every single Cakeboss type project that was made had to revolve around that concept. They must use mixed ingredients and figure out all of the rules of their foods before starting (some foods take more time to prepare or will spoil very quickly). This is always a crazy fun lesson and project!