My Work as an Artist: Sadoth Gonzalez
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New August 2022! Meet Sadoth Gonzalez, an oil painter who works in realism and focuses on the effects of light. He hopes the precision of his technique and the richness of the color palettes used in his paintings will inspire a sense awe in the viewer.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-381**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Mr. Gonzalez keeps inspiration folders to look at for ideas. Have students look through magazines to find and collect images or colors that inspire them and choose an image to use as inspiration for a drawing, painting, or other art work of their own..
  • Composition is how the artist places images on the canvas. The Rule of Thirds helps artists create art that is more pleasing to the human eye. Have students use rulers to divide their art paper into nine boxes of equal size, in three rows. They should place their subject matter at an intersection and add other elements building from there. After they are done, ask what they thought of using the Rule of Thirds. Do they see any examples of the Rule of Thirds being applied in Mr. Gonzalez’s work?


*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.