Sartle offers educational resources for art history teachers. 

Sartle’s goal is to make art history accessible and engaging. We provide information about a diverse selection of artists and analysis of their work, as well as unusual stories and facts to spark curiosity in students. When textbook prices are prohibitive to many learners, and in-person instruction is not a guarantee, our online educational resources make teaching about art history easy and fun.

Teaching Resources

Sartle is well suited for introductory high school, college, and returning education courses about art and art history. Our series of academic Art History Readers provide an introduction to a variety of art history topics. Written in a conversational tone, each reader contains a short lesson to provide context followed by links to relevant artists and works of art for further reading. Teachers are free to use these readers and are encouraged to contact us if they are interested in writing a reader.



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    How to use Sartle

    Teachers can utilize Sartle in a number of ways. They can assign our readers to their students, incorporate specific pages about artists or works of art into their syllabi, or suggest their students explore the site on their own to make new connections via our topics and artist sorting tools. Sartle’s commenting feature can also be used to gauge students’ engagement and the improvement of their visual analysis skills over time.

    Make your own reader

    If you are an educator and are interested in making your own reader, Sartle has a program that provides a modest stipend to help cover the cost of your time, and, depending on how busy our editors are at any given moment, Sartle can provide editorial assistance, as well. Readers can be about any art history topic and can include links to pages on Sartle, museum pages, or primary sources of the teacher’s choice. If you are interested in making a custom reader, contact us at education[at]

    Show your students art made by people who look like them

    While classic introductory art history textbooks contain much information of value, online resources such as Sartle are poised to accommodate our quickly changing learning environment in unique ways. Traditional textbooks have been notably slower to adopt an inclusive approach to art history pedagogy, but Sartle places priority on expanding the gender and ethnic diversity of the artists who feature on our site. It is Sartle’s firm belief that students deserve to see works of art by people who like them. Learn more in our article “Gender and Ethnic Diversity in Traditional Art History Textbooks.”

    Feel free to contact us at education[at] with any feedback or suggestions for additional classroom materials.