Art Vallarta
Paint & Pottery Studios • Art Galleries • Lessons & Workshops
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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This is a creative space where you can come learn to paint or do Paper Mache. I display my works in the Gallery. The Gallery also houses works by other local artists
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hike-n-xcski
Palo Alto, CA101 contributions
Jan 2023
Artl VallARTa is a wonderful art museum tucked away in the back part of the Zapata zone. When we visited it had 3 exhibits; downstairs were paintings by local artists of Puerto Vallarta; upstairs were more paintings, pottery/sculpture, and a weaving/imaging exhibit. The space was small but well laid out. There were few visitors, so we could wander and view as we wished. There was a large shaded terrace upstairs where we had a good time lounging, and tables and chairs in the courtyard where they have events. (They also run classes, but we were just there to visit the art.) This is a great way to enjoy PV far away from the noise and bustle of more touristy parts.
Written February 27, 2023
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Linda V
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico41 contributions
Oct 2020
Signed up for beginning ceramics class. Alan helped me book the class. Jorge came and found me when I got lost finding the place (I'm technologically challenged with no sense of direction) and Rob welcomed me to me first class with a huge smile.

The studio has all Covid protocols in place, right down to Listerine in the water used to moisten the clay (kills germs on contact!). Rob was very patient, offered suggestions and guided me through my first project, making me feel like I actually could make something to be proud of. (vs the tray I made in elementary school that my mom had to pretend to like.)

Besides hand molding clay, they have wheel throwing classes, glass molding, bead making, painting, mosaic classes. And 9 apartments above the studio available to rent. If I didn't already live in Vallarta, I'd be moving in!!

Totally awesome day. Made my week
Written October 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience. The team appreciates you acknowledging their dedication to both your education and safety. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written October 6, 2020
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Alice M
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I was so very lucky today to have the opportunity to paint under the direction of Ernesto Guerra! A wonderful artist and instructor who taught me about color and technique along with the value of patience during the creative process. In 3 hours thanks to Ernesto, I gained renewed passion for art and greater confidence! I’ll be back, however, I know I’ll always hear his words of encouragement as I paint... telling me to not be so hard on myself, to use bold confident strokes and to reject the word mistake while creating. Gracias Ernesto!
Written January 11, 2020
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Dear Alice, What a nice review. You have such a good spirit. You and Ernesto were a great combination... plus having a palm tree across the street to paint! Really liked the paintings you both did. We look forward to having you back in the studio! Nathalie
Written January 16, 2020
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Joyce310
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
Art Vallarta is a combination Gallery, Theatre, and apts for artist. This place is worth a trip. If you want to learn to paint, sketch, make ceramics the people are amazing. It is what I call a giving Gallery not a taking Gallery. It has a sense of community with all different people from every walk of life. The shows are great and Nathalie Herling the owner is a delight and will warm up your creative instincts to assert their abilities.
Written August 26, 2015
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lovetotravelnow4
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico16 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
ArtVallarta is an oasis to be creative. Located in the beautiful Zona Romantica, the setting allows you to express yourself among others who have the same desires. Not to be missed!
Written August 27, 2015
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Michael B
Vashon, WA22 contributions
Mar 2015 • Business
I was only there a month but wanted to stay much longer. The teachers are great and the other participants became good friends. I hadn't thrown pots in a few years but it came back with some excellent coaching. It was very relaxed and it was okay that I was just a beginner in some of the endeavors. I always felt supported. I was lucky enough to stay in the San Franciscan which is connected so I enjoyed the luxury of play, art and relaxation, food and sleep all within a few feet. and the beach was minutes away.
Written August 25, 2015
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lisaannem
Vancouver, Canada180 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Art VallArta is housed in the San Franciscan condos in Zona Romantica and is a fully-equipped studio space offering classes in many different art mediums, a theatre, a gallery, a clay cooking school, and a space for experienced artists to do their own thing. Run by the wonderful Nathalie, Art VallArta is a great place to express your creativity or learn something new. Lessons in watercolour, acrylic, plein art, and painting on silk; life drawing in the theatre; fused glass; and ceramics are among the courses offered in this fully-equipped space.

I took lessons in ceramic hand-building from Mexican maestro Froylan Hernandez and made and glazed two masks under his guidance. Froylan is a very experienced artist who is very patient with newcomers to the medium. He is able to explain all aspects of the technique clearly and was very helpful in helping me realise my vision. See more info and pictures here: http://lmaclean.ca/2015/02/the-devil-is-in-the-details-el-diablo-at-art-vallarta/ Nathalie is a clay cooking maestra and we also had the pleasure of taking her Morrocan cooking class, held in the rooftop kitchen and terrace overlooking Banderas Bay with a fabulous view of the setting sun over the city below. See pics here: http://lmaclean.ca/2015/03/moroccan-cooking-in-mexico/

Nathalie also curates and organises a couple of art exhibitions at Art VallArta during high season. The 2nd annual Romance in the Romantic Zone exhibition of art on the theme of love drew four hundred people to its opening night, offering, in addition to framed two dimensional pieces, ceramic and glass wear, and a gigantic wall mural of a heart, a tunnel of love installation through which visitors walked to gain entry to the show. I really love Art VallArta and the community of artists gathered there. Giant cudos to Nathalie for making it happen!
Written March 15, 2015
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emma s
Bristol, UK26 contributions
Nov 2019
We booked to see Noche De Alebrijes at art vallArta during our stay in Puerto Vallarta during the day of the dead festivities. The theatre was lovely, a very small intimate setting. The show was great, and the actors were really good. We booked from the UK and when we arrived the theatre staff were expecting us, and knew us by name which was a nice touch. We got to see the artwork at the workshops prior to the show which was interesting. The staff are clearly passionate about their environment and this enthusiasm rubs off. We had a lovely evening. The only thing we found difficult was finging the theatre, and even the taxi driver didnt know where it was, which is a shame.
Written November 11, 2019
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SO happy you enjoyed your experience with us! As you saw, we have so much to offer residents and vistors alike. We hope you have the chance to return!
Written January 30, 2020
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Carole & Rick
Denver, CO35 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Last night we had the best time with Ruben and Nathalie. We participated in preparing 4 distinct
authentic salsas, sopes of pork and huichicotle while enjoying home made sangria. Of the many highlights of our experience, we most enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of our hosts and the other guests. Truly one of my best nights ever in spectacular Puerto Vallarta.
Written October 23, 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so happy you had a wonderful time. Have fun making the salsas at home!
Written October 24, 2019
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brianmcrae
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
Excellent class. Douglas provided great guidance and really helped me focus my painting. I would definitely take another class.
I came prepared with canvas and paints, but it turned out that these were all provided to the students. However, it did allow me to finish off my painting on my own time.
I also found my painting was inspired by the warm and colours of Puerto Vallarta.
Written November 20, 2017
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We are so happy you enjoyed your class. Douglas is a great teacher and mentor. We hope you have the chance to come back and experience more Art VallARTa.
Written November 21, 2017
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