Welcome to Northern Territory Artisans

We are the Minnesota and Upper Midwest chapter of IDAL. Memberships with NTA can help grow your artistic skills, expand your professional friendships, and provide you with ideas that can help you become a better artist and business person.

Executive Board:
  • President: Terri Roberts 612-801-3436
  • Vice-President: Kathleen Sakry
  • Secretary: Gretchen Morrison
  • Treasurer: Sharon Wagner

Committee Members:
  • Education Coordinator: Terri Robberts/Kathleen Sakry
  • Membership Coordinator: Kathleen Sakry
  • Newsletter Editor: Peg Malanaphy
  • Business Roundtable: Terri Robberts/Kathleen Sakry
  • Computer/Online Resource: Kathleen Sakry
  • Philanthropy Chair: Pam Kruschke
  • Hospitality: Sally Augustin


Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month, September through May.

6:00 p.m. Social Time
6:30 p.m. General Meeting & Announcements
7:00 p.m. Class or Lecture begins
Most classes last between 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

Directions to Meeting Place:

Sherwin Williams
9509 Lyndale Ave S.
Bloomington, MN

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Class Schedule

Come join us at our first NTA 2011-2012 meeting for food, music, laughter, prizes, and a whole lot of creative juices. We will kick off the new year with food, music, and beverages from 6:00pm- 6:30. Next we'll move onto our meeting to share new information and discuss the benefits of being an IDAL and NTA member. Finally, we will have an exciting class to inspire your creativity. There is no cost to our first class, but please bring a color wheel, if you have one.

Future Classes:

October 3   So You Think You Can Tromp…Yes you Can!

Sharon Wagner will teach Trompe loeil.

November 7   America NTA's Got Talent!

Everyone bring your favorite paint, plaster, etc. product. We will share and create a beautiful work of art by combining our talents. Everyone has a talent.

December 5   The Voice

Kathy Boyd will be teaching us about blogging

January 2   Design on a Dime

Expensive Finishes Do Not have to be an expensive cost to the finisher. Secrets of the trade. Play date with various products.

February 6   America's Next Top Coat Model

Tracy and Mike Besse will be teaching the icoat system. More details to come. Class will be held at the icoat studio in Shakopee.

March 2-3   Faux Finishing

Mave Alft is teaching a two day faux finishing class. It will start at 8:30am - 5:00 pm. Breakfast is included. The class is $150.00 for members and $210.00 for non-members.

March 12

Teresa Boardman will be talking to us about photos.

April 2   This Old House

Terri will be teaching metal Patina finishes without the unpredictable chemical reaction.

May 7   Furniture Hunters

Kathleen will be teaching a furniture embellishment finish that can also be used on cabinets or canvas using composites.