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Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly, as unto the Lord and not unto men.
 

Colossians 3:23

Meet Courtney Sanford, a dedicated wife, and mother who triumphantly homeschooled her three children. With one pursuing a career in orthodontics, another just finishing a master's degree while working in higher education, and the youngest studying computer science at Regent University, Courtney's commitment to their education has yielded remarkable success.

Passionate about nurturing creativity and self-expression, she guides students through captivating art classes, exploring the intersection of imagination and skill. With her background as a graphic designer and experience in studio art, Courtney embarked on a new adventure as an art teacher. 

As a multitasking mom, author, artist, teacher, and adventurer, Courtney embodies the spirit of embracing life's opportunities and fostering a love for learning and artistic expression.

Beyond her love for education, Courtney has an insatiable wanderlust. She finds joy in traversing the globe, hosting art retreats, and volunteering at Spiritual Twist Productions: both painting sets, and serving on the board of directors. When time permits, Courtney indulges in spring snow skiing, hiking in exotic locations, and leisurely walks with her dog, Zoey.

Delightful Art Co. was born out of a time when life gave Courtney a handful of lemons, and she creatively transformed those lemons into refreshing lemonade. The Covid shutdown rather forcefully prompted a major shift from in-person art classes to online classes. 

With each passing year, the online classes have grown exponentially. In the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, we proudly welcome four teachers and twelve classes with hopes of inspiring countless students along the way.

In May 2022, she became an adjunct instructor at Bryan College, offering students of Paint Your Way Through Art History the opportunity to earn college credit alongside high school fine arts credits through concurrent enrollment. This exciting partnership paves the way for future collaborations and shared opportunities.

Bio:

Graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Graphic Design in 1992

Art Teacher at ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

Tour Leader, Backroads Bicycle Touring, Berkley, California

Graphic Designer, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC

Art Teacher, Bemis Art School, Colorado Springs, CO

Classical Home Educator, Foundations and Essentials Tutor, and Challenge A, I, and II Director for Classical Conversations

Graphic Designer and Writer, Classical Conversations, Southern Pines, NC

CEO, Curriculum Developer and Art Teacher, Delightful Art Co.

Adjunct Professor of Fine Art, Bryan College, Dayton, TN

Books:

Reflections on Art History (Published by Delightful Art Co.)

Draw Your Way Into the Woods (Published by DAC.)

Marvelous to Behold (Published by Classical Conversations)

PreScripts Series of Cursive Writing and Drawing Books (CC)

 

With a group of students in Florence, Italy.

March 2023

At a beach art retreat at Emerald Isle, NC

At home

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