My Work as an Artist: Brad and Sandie Ruppert
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New February 2023! Meet the husband and wife team who create artwork that is both abstract and figurative using fabric remnants from a cowboy hat factory. See their work and their creative process.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-412**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Rather than sourcing felt, collect pieces of heavy fabric or cardboard for a upcycled art project. Students choose an animal image, then create the piece with the fabric or cardboard. Using their pieces, have an exhibition for the school with information on the materials used, animal created and the students’ roles.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.