My Work as an Artist: Michael Hoffman
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New April 2023! Meet Michael Hoffman and see examples of his abstract works that experiment with geometry and color to create a visually stimulating experience for the viewer.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: Art and Artists-MichaelHoffman**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • What is student reaction to Mr. Hoffman’s art? What do they like? Dislike? What is their response to his use of color and his subject matter? What intrigues them about his technique?
  • Use the video as inspiration for a student activity where they paint using geometric shapes of their choice. What do they find interesting, easy, difficult about the challenges posed?


*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.