practical art

an art or craft, as woodworking or needlework, that serves a utilitarian purpose.

1920–25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The course curriculum will include a balance of applied fisheries science and the practical art of fish culture.
In my mind there is even the nagging question whether it is a practical art.
The practical art of designing or arranging the land for human use and enjoyment.
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