Information for Educators

Whether you’re an elementary or secondary school teacher, college professor or parent looking to enhance your homeschool curriculum, the Sabatini Gallery is here for you.

Art Education Contact: Betsy Knabe Roe | | 785-580-4577

Exhibit Tours

Whatever best fits your schedule and focus, Sabatini staff will tailor any tour to your needs. Long, short, general overview, self-guided or specific focus—we’ve done them all. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be happy to work with you.

To set up a tour, email us here. Please include: Your name, a phone number where you can be reached, date and time, desired length of tour (15, 30, 60 minutes, etc.), how many students, your institution or group name, specific focus—techniques, design concepts, art appreciation, general overview, etc. We even had a Boy Scout Troop ask us to focus on self-respect!

Just had a tour? Please take a moment to fill out our exhibit feedback form.

Art Education Programs

From our new Saturday morning classes for teens and adults, to exhibit-related activities for visitors of all ages, our goal is to offer more than just art on a wall.

You might make a collage, learn watercolor techniques from a top Kansas painter, discover a new hobby, or brush up on your art history knowledge. We’ve even helped teachers come up with related activities to do at school before visiting the gallery, so what they see made more sense after having done something similar, first.

Let us know what you need and we’ll work with you to accommodate as best we can. Email the Gallery with questions.

Visiting Lectures

Can’t make it in? We can visit your school or community. The Library’s Speakers Bureau brings audiences quality speakers and trainers—specialists that will entertain, inspire or inform.

Click here for our list of speakers. Not seeing what you want? Email us your suggestions!

Art Up Close

We’ve partnered with area schools to bring students and art together at one table. Whether it’s Cair Paravel and Topeka Collegiate studying our Jorge López woodcarvings, Washburn University researching our West African art collection, or University of Kansas Advanced Ceramics browsing our contemporary clay pots, we can offer an up-close experience with original art and artifacts.

Click here for areas of interest. Email the Gallery with questions.

Online Exhibits

Our exhibits are available online, 24-7. Photos of the art, text panels, links to artists—it’s all there if you can’t make it by in person. Find us on Flickr here.




Library Databases

Hobbies & Crafts | Incredible resource if you’re looking to try something new but don’t know where or how to begin. Site provides a wide variety of subjects from glass and wood burning, to basket weaving and painting. Clicking a subject category brings up a citation sheet, but if you click on PDF you will get the instructions and/or article.