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Katie’s Coming to Town

My good friend Katie is coming by the school next Friday and has a few offerings to share with us:

Knife Skills (60 minutes)
  • What do different knives do and which are most essential in a well-stocked kitchen?
  • Covering the most basic and versatile cuts: high cut, low cut, pull cut and horizontal cut
  • Whats the difference between julienne, dice, plateaus, and more?
  • How to prepare: onion, garlic, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeño, fresh herbs, butternut squash and pineapple.
  • Basic knife safety/how to not cut off your fingers.
  • Students take turns with basic knife cuts.
Canning & Quick Pickling (60 minutes)
  • Why we can, pickle, and preserve.
  • The difference between pickling and canning.
  • Quick pickling: how to make tasty homemade pickled (anything) in 24 hours!
  • Canning! The basics.
  • Students make own jar of quick pickles & take home a jar of canned food
Photoshop: Working With Layers, Masks & Filters (90 minutes)
  • What are layers? Why does Photoshop love them so much?
  • What are masks? How are they different than layers? How do they work?
  • What are filters? What’s the difference between layer filters and Camera Raw?
  • Examples include retouching, swapping faces and photo collages.
  • Students take turns creating their own artwork with layers, masks & filters

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