My Work as an Artist: Nikki Leeper
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New January 2022! Artist Nikki Leeper uses found objects to create spooky and not so spooky creations. She talks about her process and how she got her start on the movie Box Trolls.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: Dvisual Arts-430**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as inspiration for an activity which has students creating their own art using recycled materials. What kind of sculpture would they create?
  • What is student reaction to the art they see in the video? How would they describe it to someone else? What do they like about it? What do they dislike about it? Would they be interested in creating art like this? Why or why not?
  • Use the video as inspiration for student art work inspired by Halloween or another holiday of their choice.


*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.