Form+Theme+Context (FTC)™

Form+Theme+Context™ (FTC) is a balanced approach to exploring the form + theme + context of an artwork (as well as other phenomena) for deeper understanding.   It is an easily accessible methodology that helps individuals create as well as understand complex layers of meaning in visual language while developing higher-order thinking skills and delving into deeper interdisciplinary engagement.  FTC provides universal access to visual and artistic literacy, which results in deeper engagement through balanced seeing.

 

 

Publications

Renee Sandell’s active professional record comprises presentations and leadership as well as national honors and awards, including the 2008 Invited Studies Lecture on her Form+Theme+Context (FTC) methodology.  Her Form+Theme+Context (FTC) is a practical approach that rebalances and integrates learning content for critical thinking skill-building and deeper student engagement within diverse educational settings.  Designed as visual organizers that balance formal, thematic and contextual considerations, Sandell’s FTC Palettes can be used to decode and encode any learning content, ranging from works of art, literature, lesson plans, and cultural institutions such as museums which is a major component of the SummerVision DC experience.

Seeing A Bigger Picture

Seeing A Bigger Picture Principal Leadership, March2011.pdf

Deeper Learner Engagement

To foster learner focus and deepen engagement while embracing contemporary standards for teaching art and other subjects, teachers must help students more fully understand art images, objects, and events, present and past, so that they can understand the relevance and significance of art in their lives.

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Renee Sandell, Curator, ForThCo Vision Network


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  • Form+Theme+Context (FTC)™ Renee Sandell Educator of the Year Award

    Form+Theme+Context™ (FTC) is a balanced approach to exploring the form + theme + context of an artwork (as well as other phenomena) for deeper …

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