My Work as an Artist–Justin King
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Meet a sculptor using something other than metal, stone, or clay to create his works. Using cardboard from boxes and scraps, Justin King fashions large whimsical animals and then places them in public for people to enjoy until time and weather take their toll on his work, though some pieces have recently been saved and reused.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-411**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as inspiration for student created art projects using cardboard as their medium.
  • Use the video in a flipped learning activity. Have students watch the video on their own and in class discuss their reaction to the artist’s use of cardboard as his medium. Do they like it? Why or why not? Is this art or craft or both? What would they like to create out of cardboard? What artistic principles that you’ve talked about in class do the students see him using as he creates his sculptures?


*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.