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ART VallARTa Museum is a non profit, bilingual art center dedicated to expanding the local and international knowledge of Contemporary and Historical Arts and Culture in Puerto Vallarta.

Our collections include monumental murals by local artists, a historical art collection of local and international artists who are or have created artwork in the Puerto Vallarta Bay Area, an educational ethnographic art collection, Mexican folk and ethnographic art, and an international research collection of indigenous clay cookware.
ART VallARTa Museum is an Exhibition and Research Museum as well as a Art Center with goals of presenting and encouraging art throughout the bay area to our culturally rich and diverse communities. 
Director – Nathalie Herling

We Celebrated Manuel Lepe’s Birthday with a special day at ARTe VallARTa Museo, April 22 from 12 to 5 pm. An exhibition of original Manuel Lepe Paintings from the private collection of Frank and Gail Rudin, as well as a biographical video of the honoree. We also had a special guest speaker, Rubén Cham & Javier Nino who offered a talk about the life and art of Manuel Lepe in both Spanish and English. This celebration will continue through April.

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ART VallARTa -
Zona Romantica

Pilitas 213, Zona Romantica, Puerto VallARTa, Mexico 48399 

Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm 

Arte VallARTa Museo -
El Remance

G. Prieto 164 El Remance 48389 Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico

Open Wednesday-Monday 10:00am-5:00pm 

CURRENT CLASSES


Conversational Spanish Class

From: 275 MXN

Facemasks will be required as well as following posted health/safety protocol

Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00am-12:00pm  - Just 275 pesos per lesson! My name is José López. I am Mexican, and I love teaching Spanish! I enjoy teaching Spanish as it allows me to help others communicate in my native language. My method is simple: I encourage students to have basic and complex conversations using already known words, and by introducing words as we move further along the course. Don’t be hesitant to learn how to speak the second most spoken language in the world. Perfect for residents and visitors. Join us! You will enjoy practicing and learning Spanish during every class you take with el maestro de español José López

Drawing Puerto VallARTa Class

From: 675 MXN
The drawing classes are designed for all levels, and take you step by step to develop your skills, from basic to advanced level with personalized attention. We will do exercises to observe motor skills, creativity and we will look at our environment with an artistic gaze. This will be held in a classroom setting at Art VallARTa. We will use the subject of the beauty of Puerto VallARTa for you to learn and draw.   About your teacher Chrystian Yaxche I am a multidisciplinary artist who works mainly with painting and digital art. My origins are academic, I studied at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City, as was done in the old school, I also really enjoy learning about new techniques and supports, I have come from the canvas to the monitor, with paintings and digital art , including murals, body paint, sculptural modeling, paper sculpture, I have even made dance, body paint and music presentations, mixing my work with that of other artists and disciplines. I love multidisciplinary art. More than twenty years of work have allowed me to dedicate my time to each technique and explore its possibilities. I have also been a painting teacher in some schools, participated in cultural days with students of all ages and levels, I like to spread art as a positive development activity. I am convinced that art is a path and a vehicle of exploration that leads you to know everything about everything in the world and also the internal world of emotions and ideas. It creates collaborative links with artists and professionals from all areas and at the same time it can be a personal refuge where you can snuggle up for a while to contemplate and create.

Freestyle Acrylic Painting Class

From: 675 MXN
Freestyle Acrylic Painting is a class where you get to do whatever theme of a painting you would like while learning. Do you have a painting idea you would like to paint and would like to do it with the guidance of an instructor? This class is great for a beginner, student or recreational painter who enjoys being around other painters. Material for painting ideas are also in the studio so you can be inspired with your projects. Ernesto Guerra will be the lead instructor for this class that happens twice weekly. You will be able to leave your painting in the studio from class to class or take your canvas home to continue at your leisure. The studio has floor and table easels for you to set up your area. Ernesto will offer basic instruction and offer critics and guidance when you want it. Ernesto is a charming, gentle teacher, and his artwork is also featured in ART VallARTA.  If you are a short term tourist this class will also offer basic supplies and the ART VallARTa store on the ground level has many size canvases and any additional supplies you might want to use during or after the class. Ernesto is fluent in English and Spanish.

Introduction to Handbuilding/Open Studio with Georgia Powell

From: 675 MXN
Facemasks will be required as well as following posted health/safety protocol Classes available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm This class will take the beginner student through each step of slab and coiled based handbuilding with demos and ongoing help through the class. You will be familiarized with terms, tools and processes, supporting your creative vision. You will build projects from choosing your own idea, or being inspired by the pieces in the gallery, applying techniques you learn to create a piece that is uniquely yours. This is a fundamental easy class to enjoy, inspire, and explore clay work as an artist! *All students will be required to initially purchase a Clay kit, that includes 12.5 lbs of Clay, glazing and firing (scheduled)  The kit cost of 550.00 pesos (12.5 lbs)  will be added to your first class booked. A tool kit will also be required at 532.00 pesos.  Any additional classes booked you will be able to opt out of the Clay kit, until you need more clay. Those who have been former students or are back from previous years are welcome to take the assisted open studio class to continue on your ceramic journey.  

Mexican Mondays, Culture and Art Painting Class

From: 675 MXN
Cost:  Members 425 pesos (plus canvas)  Non-members 675 pesos (plus canvas) Each Monday morning we will explore a tradition, icon, folk art or Mexican design. We will make artwork based on the theme of the Monday. The class will start with a little history of the theme and discuss how the theme inspires you and the art you might like to create. Together, each student will make a piece of art. Usually, a small canvas or at times might be a different medium. Supplies will be available and if you want to take you work home, canvases are available in the Art Vallarta store for a nominal cost. If you have a fun idea please submit a favorite Mexican Cultural Icon inspiration you would like to make. Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Themes will vary week to week. Here is a sample of class topics: The Catrina Mexican Doorways The love letter dove Loteria Cards Frida Kahlo's Pets Ex Voto Painting Mexican Calendar Art Pre Colombian Stamp Art    

Oil Painting Class

From: 675 MXN
Thursdays at 10:00am starting June 17, 2021 Facemasks and other health protocols in place We will learn about oil, its main characteristics and ways of use, the student will level up at their own pace and with the teacher's support.  We will add mixed techniques that will be like a treasure to open to the student a range of possibilities for their paintings. About your teacher Chrystian Yaxche I am a multidisciplinary artist who works mainly with painting and digital art. My origins are academic, I studied at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City, as was done in the old school, I also really enjoy learning about new techniques and supports, I have come from the canvas to the monitor, with paintings and digital art , including murals, body paint, sculptural modeling, paper sculpture, I have even made dance, body paint and music presentations, mixing my work with that of other artists and disciplines. I love multidisciplinary art. More than twenty years of work have allowed me to dedicate my time to each technique and explore its possibilities. I have also been a painting teacher in some schools, participated in cultural days with students of all ages and levels, I like to spread art as a positive development activity. I am convinced that art is a path and a vehicle of exploration that leads you to know everything about everything in the world and also the internal world of emotions and ideas. It creates collaborative links with artists and professionals from all areas and at the same time it can be a personal refuge where you can snuggle up for a while to contemplate and create.

Paper mache class with Ernesto Guerra

From: 675 MXN
Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
Members 425.00 pesos / Non-members 675.00 pesos
Learn all the skills needed to build a paper Mache sculpture.   In this class you will learn how to create the structure, prepare the paste from scratch and apply the layers of paper mache.  This class will give you a full understanding of paper mache and will prepare you for any paper mache creation you may think of.

Wheel Throwing Clay with Joshua Flicker

From: 800 MXN
Class available Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm Facemasks will be required as well as following posted health/safety protocol Students  will be guided in Demo based instruction on the electric potters wheel with hands on practice, each student gets their own wheel to use during the class. You will be learning basic techniques, necessary for progressing as an artist in clay using the potters wheel and the myriad of techniques it offers. Its recommend to take at least 3 classes to see finished ceramic pieces. All students will be required to initially purchase a Clay kit, that includes 12.5 lbs of Clay, glazing and firing (scheduled)  The kit cost of 550 (12.5 lbs) or 1100(25 lbs)  pesos will be added to your first class booked.  Any additional classes booked you will be able to opt out of the Clay kit, until you need more clay. A tool kit will also be required at 532.00 pesos.  

Wine and Design Wednesdays with Ernesto Guerra

From: 775 MXN

Wine and Design Wednesdays

Members 525 pesos, Non-members 775 pesos

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun!

Reconnect with friends over a glass of wine, and a night of laughs. Oh, and you'll also learn how to design/paint!

This class has a 2 person minimum so invite/treat your friends!  Canvas cost not included and range from 40 pesos and higher

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