Courtney Murphy


My name is Courtney Murphy

I have been teaching art for 14 years in Johnston County. I earned a BA degree in Art history at East Carolina University in 1998, and received my Art Education license at Meredith College in 2001. I believe that I have the best job in the world because I get a chance to instill a love for the arts to my 1,000+ students. I look forward to many years at West View in the art room!


  • 9:40-10:30 Second Grade
  • 10:35-11:25 First Grade
  • 12:00-12:50 Third Grade
  • 12:55-1:45 Kindergarten
  • 1:50-2:40 Fifth Grade
  • 2:45-3:35 Fourth Grade


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This year at West View Elementary student’s will be staying super busy in the art room

  • learning art processes
  • exploring a variety of art materials
  • developing art vocabulary
  • looking and discussing famous works of art
  • Finding inspiration in the work of other artists and from many cultures
  • Using personal experiences and/or imagination in their  art
  • Using literature, math, reading, and writing in the creation of art

Photo Gallery

Here are some photos of student work this year. 

Fifth GradeDive into Artfirst and second GradesFourth GradeKindergarten

Welcome to the Art Room 

I am very excited to be at West View Elementary three days a week. Ms. Wright will be back as well two days a week. 

All classes will be on a 8 day rotation. Each grade will be working on different kinds of projects that align closely with the "new" North Carolina Art Essentials 

All art projects will go home either at the end of the nine weeks, or at end of year. I like to hold on to these for display purposes and for Show Case of stars in March and various other county, state displays.

Please visit my site frequently as new things will be added, including information about Art To Remember, grade level lessons, photos galleries, and community art display information.

Spend some time learning or reviewing highlights such as art rules, art rubrics, and the NC Art Essentials for each grade level. 

Please feel free to email me or call at school for any questions, concerns or praises! I look forward to a fantastic year at West View
Courtney Murphy


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