The mission of the North Tampa Arts League is to develop, nurture, and support the arts and the artists of North Tampa by working in concert with community leaders to make North Tampa a vibrant art community. All are welcome!

NTAL meets from 7pm-9pm on the 4th Wednesday of the 1st and 3rd month each quarter (except as noted) at: Compton Park Community CenterTampa Palms, 16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647

NTAL is an art education partner with the Life Enrichment Center at 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612. NTAL meets at the LEC on the 4th Thursday for active demos the 2nd month of each quarter

Starting in 2019, NTAL General Meetings will be on vacation for June, July and August. 

TO JOIN US: go to Membership and download our Membership form. Individual membership is $35. Family membership is $45. Benefits include partner benefits at the Life Enrichment Center for the Arts, discount at AOE Art Supply and public art shows scheduled through out the year.

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The next General Meeting is
October 23rd at Compton Park

Show and Tell….Come be inspired!!!

Open to all attendees.

Bring a piece of your artwork, either complete or in-progress, your current work or an older piece. Or, something that showcases a style or technique that you would like to share with your fellow artists.


Colored Pencil Tips & Techniques with Diane Harm

DIANE HARM is a Signature Member of Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA & CPX), a certified Botanical Artist through the Ringling School of Art and Design and has a Masters Degree in Art Education.  She will demonstrate colored pencil techniques including layering and various blending techniques. A comparison of colored pencil brands, soft, hard and water soluble will also be demonstrated. This will be a hands-on demo, if you have colored pencils, bring them.


  • President - Diane Harm
  • 1st VP Publicity & Marketing - Dorothy Banker
  • 2nd VP Events & Programs - Deborah Newman
  • Treasurer - Joan Garcia
  • Secretary - Virginia Butler

You must be an active member to serve on the board. Contact if interested. 

Know Your 2019 Committee Chairs:

  • Plein Aire - Dotty Banker & Sally Yoder
  • Featured Artist - Paula Noblitt
  • Quarterly Art Challenge - Sally Yoder
  • Masterpiece Show Chairman - Alan Metzger

NTAL and LEC (Life Enrichment Center) are partners; members are eligible for all classes at the LEC Member rate. You can view the upcoming classes at Meetup

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Learn to paint from a different professional artist each month. Call NTAL member Marie Schadt at 813-971 -9145 for more info. When: 4th Monday of the Month starting back in January, 2017 from 10:00am -2:00pm at Roy Haynes Park, 1902 South Village Avenue, Tampa. Cost: Free ($8 donation requested). Bring your own supplies. 

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  • Plein Air...Somewhere: Lettuce Lake Our November Plein Air will be at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, 33637, on Friday, November 8th. The park opens at 8:00 and your chairman will ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2019, 6:10 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • Plein Air Somewhere at the Falk Theater We are changing our usual date in October to Thursday, the 10th we will again be joining Tampa Urban Sketchers this time at the Falk Theater, 428 W. Kennedy ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2019, 2:24 PM by North Tampa Arts League
  • AUGUST ONLINE CHALLENGE Here are the entries in the August Challenge entitled: SCHOOL DAYS. Be sure to go to our Facebook page, (see link below) and vote by click either LIKE or LOVE ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2019, 10:03 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • SEPTEMBER ART CHALLENGE - TRADITIONS This month is our Quarterly Art Challenge. The September theme was chosen by the previous winner, Deb Newman and "challenges" the artists to interpret the theme, “Fall Traditions; what does ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2019, 1:09 PM by North Tampa Arts League
  • JULY ONLINE CHALLENGE PICNIC Here are the entries in the July Challenge Titled PICNIC. Be sure to go to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite.
    Posted Aug 4, 2019, 8:12 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • JUNE ONLINE CHALLENGE ENTRIES The subject was Staying Cool in the Heat of Summer. Go to the NTAL Facebook page and click your likes to determine the winners.
    Posted Jul 5, 2019, 7:55 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • CPSA's Magazine, To the Point. NTAL President, Diane Harm, has an article in the Colored Pencil Society of America's magazine, To The Point. It is about a poster she created of an historic garden ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 8:34 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • THE WINNING ARTWORK Best in Show - Incoming by Diane HarmBest in Painting - Corral Gang by Alan MetzgerBest in Photography - Atlantic Beach Predawn Elements by Steve SparksBest in Mixed Media/3D ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 2:37 AM by North Tampa Arts League
  • MASTERPIECES SHOW WINNERS Last night was the opening reception for the NTAL Annual Membership Show, MASTERPIECES. Here are the winners:Best in Show - Incoming by Diane HarmBest in Painting - Corral Gang by ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2019, 8:56 AM by North Tampa Arts League
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Check out our Fine Art America Friends of NTAL group featuring member art hosted there. You can purchase prints and often find an original for sale as well. 

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The second month of each quarter, NTAL hosts a scheduled demo/workshop at the Life Enrichment Center on the 4th Thursday of that month. The demo/workshops are free and open to the public.

Recent workshops:
5/23 - Art Workshop: Painting a Still Life
4/24 - The Urban Sketching Movement - Rose Singleton
2/19 - Costumed Life Drawing - LEC
11/18 - Acrylic Painting - Alan Metzger
8/18 - Framing for the Artist - Joose Hadley
5/18 - Imprimatura - Sally Yoder
02/18 - Colored Pencils, Diane Harm
11/17 - Acrylic Pouring, Pat Beebe
08/17 - Egg Tempera, Gainor Roberts
05/17 - Watercolor on Yupo, Taylor Ikin (guest presenter)

NTAL members donated 11 original works of art in 2014  to the Radiology department of the Shriners Hospital For Children - Tampa.

Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Find out what is happening in our local arts community at Tampa Arts, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Stay informed by subscribing to their weekly email update.

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