practical art

noun

Definition of practical art

: an art (such as woodworking) that serves ordinary or material needs usually used in plural

Examples of practical art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By aligning practical art-making with research, students deepen their experience by bringing new critical, historical, and theoretical ideas to bear on artistic production. Scott Lindroth, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2018 But schools would have to count the course as a math, science or practical arts credit required for graduation rather than treating it as an elective. Allison Kite, kansascity, 26 Mar. 2018 The Industrial Revolution forced colleges to rethink their curriculum from solely focusing on the liberal arts to incorporating the practical arts to serve the growing legions of factories, railroads and mechanized farms. Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of practical art

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Practical art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/practical%20art. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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