• About FTC™

    FTC™ is a balanced approach to exploring the form + theme + context of an artwork (as well as other phenomena).  It is an easily …

  • Artists and FTC*

    Meet Photographer Gary Freeburg

    See his FTC Palette for Knife Creek Canyon, Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

    Reflections and revelations …

  • Decoding & Encoding Marking and Mapping FormThemeContext by R. Sandell

    Decoding the meaning of a work of art can be likened to the experience of preparing to eat an artichoke.

  • Field Applications

    Field applications of Sandell’s FTC include museums, high school classrooms and universities as well as other learning sites for diverse …

  • FTC at Universities*

    Using FTC™ to Enhance Decoding and Encoding Art in a Course on Contemporary Studio Practices and Theory
    by Professor Susan Bickford, Adjunct …

  • FTC™ High School Art

    Brian Reverman’s teaching at the International School of Beijing, China uses this FTC Research Guide to guide decoding and encoding art in his …

  • Related Publications

    “Seeing A Bigger Picture: The Visual Arts,” Principal Leadership issue on “Seeing the Future,” 11(7), March 2011.

    “Using Form+Theme+Context …

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