My Work as an Artist – William Kidd
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Meet William Kidd who creates colorful earthenware sculptures. In this video he shares examples of his work, describes the process for creating his work and influences on that work.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-370**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • First view the video without sound so students can look at the artwork and discuss what they think it looks like, what might be influencing the artist, etc. Then play the video with sound to learn the artist’s perspective.
  • 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?


*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.