•  What will we be learning about next in visual art enhancement class ?   

    • Kindergarten will be learning about types of lines used in visual art.   
    • First Grade will be learning about sculpture and materials used to make them.   
    • Second Grade and Third Grade will be learning about different styles of art and the artists who create them.  
    • Fourth Grade will be learning about gesture lines and how to show movement in art.
    • Fifth Grade will be learning about perspective and proportion in art.   
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  • Snowman Mural

    Posted by Josie Carter on 2/21/2020

    Third Grade art club created this cool snowman mural just in time for the snow day this year !!   Love it.  

    Snowman Mural

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  • Third Grade Art Club Mural

    Posted by Josie Carter on 2/21/2020

    Third Grade Art Club's latest mural.   I love how these students work together on these art projects.  Team work makes the dream work.  

    Colored Pencil Mural



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  • Mosaic Tiles

    Posted by Josie Carter on 2/7/2020

    4th Grade Art Club Finished their Mosaic Tile Coffee Cans and they look awesome !


    Mosaic Tiles

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  • Faces Collage created by the WSE Art Club

    Posted by Josie Carter on 1/20/2020

    New 5th Grade Art Club Creation "Faces Collage"

    Faces Collage


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  • Shadow Figures in 4th Grade

    Posted by Josie Carter on 1/17/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Fourth Grade Art Enhancement classes are learning about gesture lines and movement in art.   Students are working on a shadow figure project using desk lamps to capture the shadow of a wooden figurine on their paper.  Students are trying to show movement in the figures pose.  

    Shadow Figures

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  • Tile Mosaics

    Posted by Josie Carter on 1/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

    4th Grade Art Club is working on mosaic tile covered coffee cans.  

    Tile Mosaics


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  • Sugar Skull Display

    Posted by Josie Carter on 1/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

    Art Club has been working on a sugar skull display inspired by the North Carolina Museum of Art Exhibit of Frida Kahlo.

    Sugar Skulls

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  • Tree of Life Mural Complete

    Posted by Josie Carter on 1/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

    5th Grade Art Club has finally completed their collaborative mural inspired by Gustav Klimt 


    Tree of Life Mural

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  • New Art Display

    Posted by Josie Carter on 11/23/2019

    Loving these Plaster Paris and Paper Mache portraits created by 5th Grade Artists at WSE !!!

    Sculpture Display

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  • Grades 3-5 Art Club Electives

    Posted by Josie Carter on 11/1/2019

    New Art Club Student Electives started this week for Grades 3-5.   Can't wait to see what we can create with these creative artists !!!

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  • Visual Art Enhancement Schedule

    9:00-9:50 3rd Grade 

    9;55-10:40 Planning

    10:40-11:10 Lunch

    11:15-12:05 4th Grade

    12;10-1:05 1st Grade

    1:10-2:05 5th Grade

    2:10-2:55 Kindergarten

    3;00-3:50 2nd Grade




Ms. Josie Carter

Phone: (919) 673-3599


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Josie Carter

I believe it is important for a student to learn about the arts as well as the more academic subjects in order to have a well rounded education.   The study of fine art teaches students to appreciate beauty and to be more compassionate toward other people different from themselves.  Learning about art can help students communicate their feelings and improve their self esteem.  "Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere"  Albert Einstein

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  • Showcase of Stars - March 14, 2020

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  • Upcoming Teacher Workdays - March 16 and 17, 2020

    There will be Teacher Workdays on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - There will be no school for students on these days. Please note that although Smithfield Middle School has a Teacher Workday on Tuesday, March 3, (this is because they are a voting location for the Primary Election) that is a REGULAR school day for us at West Smithfield. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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  • Snowflake Ball - Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Our Snowflake Ball will be held on Saturday, February 29 from 5:30-7. Prepaid sales are happening now by returning the form that was sent home with your child. We have more in the office if needed. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our students and the special adult in their life to come have fun, dance to the music of a DJ and enjoy refreshments. We hope to see you on the 29th!

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    Online registration opens February 1, 2020! Parents of upcoming kindergarten children are encouraged to reserve a seat for their child for the first day of school by registering online.

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  • APTT (Academic Parent Teacher Teams) - February 4, 2020

    Our 2nd APTT (Academic Parent Teacher Teams) will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6 pm. Be sure to join us to learn important information about your child's progress as well as receive take home activities to help your child at home!

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