Matt Cauthron
Digiatal Arts / CTE Instructor


Project Published 2/5/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

FIVE is a collaborative project for secondary students. The lesson is deliberately open to interpretation and variation to accommodate various curriculums, ideas, techniques, themes, or approaches to the concept of five.

What does 5 mean?
What does it mean to you?

It could be…

* 5 exposures of a photograph
* 5 related scenes of a video
* 500 words of self-expression
* A sculpture in the 5th dimension
* A 5 panel drawing

* 5 seconds of sound

* The 5 senses

* A 5 color painting

…or you can shock us with your own surprising interpretation of a work of art about ‘5‘.

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Selected images collected from participating schools will be included in a book that will be made available for sale in June 2014. All proceeds from the book will support theJacaranda School for AIDS orphans in Malawi.


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Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
Common Core State Standards
Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

Whether it is Adobe Photoshop, a paint brush, video camera, pencil, clay, voice, or guitar and a trashcan, students can create something that investigates the concept of five.

CC License
5 / 5 • 7 Ratings

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William Cortez

Posted on 5/28/19 10:54:24 AM Permalink

​This is a challenging project. The 21st century skills of today's students are engaged.

Sir Shafiq

Posted on 4/12/17 7:12:46 PM Permalink

teaching with technology is the the primary goal and success in the education specially starting from k-12 as all members of adobe education exchange I want all of you to please work in every continent of world

David Badgley

Posted on 3/10/14 6:28:50 AM Permalink

The Upper School Art Department at Taipei American School is looking forward to this opportunity to see art transform into action. Helping to raise funds for such a need.

Donna Dolan

Posted on 3/3/14 3:36:02 PM Permalink

My students are up for the challenge. And perfect timing too. We just finished a big unit learning techniques and applying concepts. They need a little "fun" creative time.

Clint Balsar

Posted on 2/18/14 3:05:46 AM Permalink is always a great resource. What an awesome project to challenge students' creativity!

Terrence Banks

Posted on 2/8/14 2:49:12 PM Permalink

This sounds awesome, finding external relevant competitions for my students is difficuot for students will definitely be participating in this!

Mike Skocko

Posted on 2/8/14 5:43:51 PM Permalink

High 5. Can't wait to see what your kids come up with, Terrence.

Mike Skocko

Posted on 2/6/14 2:48:24 PM Permalink

As one born on 050555, the 125th day of the year (5 x 5 x 5), I feel irresistibly drawn to this project. :)

David Gran

Posted on 2/7/14 5:20:36 AM Permalink

AH. Now it all makes sense!


Matt Cauthron

Posted on 2/7/14 3:11:55 PM Permalink

No kidding, it does make 5ense now!