Art Vallarta
Paint & Pottery StudiosArt GalleriesLessons & Workshops
12:00 PM - 6:00 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
About
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
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Joyce310
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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caroleprodgers
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Art Vallarta is a living breathing space. An opportunity to come together with like minded people. Spend time, learn and discover the artist within. Take the time to come by this magical place. Living here I am grateful this is available to us.
Written August 25, 2015
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painterinparadise
Penticton, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Art Vallarta has it all!! When I was down in old town Puerto Vallarta I was delighted to discover Art Vallarta!! It is the spot for art, creativity and fun!! There are classes in almost any medium from oils to watercolors and acrylics if you want to paint! There is life drawing in a beautiful theatre with a stage, a pottery studio and glass fusion studio. You can get art materials there as well if you are in the Puerto Vallarta area. If you are looking for fun check out their art exhibits and classes. Usually there are alot of creative activities around Dias Los Muertos and there is the most amazing Valentine's party and show with entertainment! I have even attended some great film presentations there. Visit and get involved. There are drop in day activites to scheduled workshops and classes. Definitely worth checking out! I felt like I hit the jack pot when I found Art Vallarta!
Written August 25, 2015
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Morgancove
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Business
I was able to put together an international art exchange between Mexico and Canada, everything was handle in a proffessionnal way, will go back to do business with them again in the near future.
Written August 25, 2015
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