My Work as an Artist – Jeffrey Zachmann
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Meet Jeffrey Zachmann, a kinetic art sculptor whose work involves creating metal tracks for marbles to slide along. The rustic look of his sculptures and the joy of watching marbles fly through them is enough to bring the kid out in anyone. For more information, visit

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-416**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students respond to the artwork. What do they think of the subject matter? What do they like about the colors, style, etc.? Would they be interested in creating artwork like this? Why or why not?
  • Do students think of this type of sculpture as “art?” Why or why not?


*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.