Resources and Benefits

Creative Products Certification Program (CPC)

The 10-part dynamic video education series will include Pigments+Colors to Papers to Fibers+Yarn to Adhesives+Cutters to Brushes to Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylic, Plus, these training videos will present essential elements that every staff member needs in order to fully support customers, and demonstrations on how paint is made, permanence and lightfastness, cutters and adhesives and more.

Each video will have a web-based assessment (a quiz!) to be completed before moving to the next segment to ensure that key concepts have been addressed and remembered.

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Product Demos • Business Presentations • Roundtables • Happy Hours
Namta Connect Virtual Schedule

These sessions are a great way for YOU and YOUR STAFF to learn about products, and can help make your staff more confident and knowledgeable for your customers.


Sign up to schedule a live session showing your products in Demo Alley. Your Demo doesn't end when Zoom ends - Demos are recorded and made available for all members to watch. - SEE THE STUDIO below.

Sales Representatives
Make sure your suppliers know that you can Demo Alley their products on Namta Connect on Zoom.


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The Studio

Members, you can watch recorded Namta Connect sessions. The Studio is a place for where Namta Members can view past Namta Connect Educational, Demo, and Social recordings.

Read about how to use The Studio. Or, go straight into The Studio to view recordings - and use your Namta Log In.


Last Update May 15, 2023



Savings programs for members.


November 2023 Issue

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Product Information Podcasts for Retailers

Jeff Morrow & Dave Lee from Art Supply Insiders would like to share ideas with you on product training for your staff so you can do employee product training “on demand.” Avoid having to wait for the manufacturer to provide in-person training.

  • You can:  Train new employees on product specifics.  Give existing employees a tool to brush up on product knowledge.
  • Receive real-time updates on new art and craft products and product extensions from your existing suppliers.
  • Find new products to compliment your existing product selection
  • Clarify business and industry trends that owners might not have quick access to.
  • Tell us what manufacturers you would like Art Supply Insiders to interview. We would really love to hear your feedback!

Click here to go to your favorite podcast provider or to our website at

Read more about Art Supply Insiders in June’s Namta eNews.



A Creative Industry MAGAZINE

Namta Members - we can help you promote an available position within you company in Namta eNews.
Job Listings are FREE for NAMTA members.
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 NEW 2023 Creative Outlook Market Study

Members can request the 2023 Industry Report
right here!

2018 Artist & Art Materials and Retail Studies

Retailer Study - 2018

Artist & Art Materials Study - 2018

The 2018 Artist & Art Materials Study is packaged in 3 reports:
  • Tables and Trending
  • Artists & Art Materials Survey Report
  • Artists & Art Materials Survey Comments
All three reports are FREE to download for Namta members.

Retail Operations Manuals

See All 4 Manuals
  • Managing People 
  • Advertising and Marketing 
  • Merchandising
  • Business Plan


101 Tips (that don’t include pricing) for Art Material Retailers  (2013)


Take a look at  MITRA, a website about Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists - and all who are interested.

Art Advocacy Website
Along with, NAMTA also offers a site with facts, information and tools about and for Art Advocacy for everyone.

Two colorful posters, three different sizes to download and print for your office, store, or to give to your local schools and art organizations.  Download for Free


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
6 Make-You-Think Statistical Points
by David Pyle - Pyle Creative Studios


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