Rosa Parks Elementary PTSA



ARTSMART is a PTSA-sponsored, parent run art program that offers all students at Rosa Parks an enriching monthly art experience.  The program introduces students to a variety of materials, ideas, and techniques, encouraging each student to discover his/her own unique abilities and talents. The process of creating art is highly valued.  Our students discover that everyone is an artist!

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP - ArtSmart is a wonderful opportunity to help out in your child's class.  You do not need an art background - training will be provided.  Several volunteers are needed for each class. Sign up at curriculum night or email

If you are new to volunteering in our district or if it has been 2 years since your last application, please submit a district volunteer form:

Questions? Contact the PTSA ArtSmart Co-Chairs at

ARTSMART LESSON PLANS:  In order to access the ArtSmart web pages that contain lesson plans, art docents must have a registered account on the website, be a registered ArtSmart program volunteer  and be granted security permissions.   Security permissions have now been updated for registered docents for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are registered with both ArtSmart & this website and cannot access the lesson pages, please email the art chairs for help.

Kindergarten Art Smart Lessons

1st Grade Art Smart Lessons

2nd Grade Art Smart Lessons

3rd Grade Art Smart Lessons

4th Grade Art Smart Lessons

5th Grade Art Smart Lessons



Welcome and "How to" Manual  Updated for 2016-2017, a complete guide that covers all the details of being an ArtSmart volunteer.

ArtSmart Basics - One page program summary

How to Prepare for a Lesson .docx

ArtSmart Logo for Portfolios and Bulletin Boards 

Tabletop Name Tags Template.docx

Stories & books are an engaging way to present an art lesson: ArtSmart Book Shelf.docx

Favorite Blogs & Lesson Ideas: ArtSmart Inspiration

Northshore School District Art Docent Program:

NSD is a considered a model for school art docent programs.  The Docent Resources section is a great resource for art vocabulary, discussion ideas & art concepts.  Lesson plans can be found under grade level / frameworks

 ArtSmart Training Meeting Presentation