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Gallery Exhibition online and timed entry.  For more information click here
October 15, 2020 – November 10, 2020

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Freestyle Acrylic Painting Class

From: MXN675.00
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.

Mexican Mondays, Culture and Art Painting Class

From: MXN675.00
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    

Sugar Skull Class with Nathalie Herling

MXN675.00
Come make edible Sugar Skulls for your El Dia de los Muertos Altar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Nathalie Herling will teach a class and offer you hands on instructions so you can make Mexican Sugar Skulls. This workshop will be for adults. Make Sugar skulls for all your future Day of the Dead celebrations. Over the course of the morning will make different size sugar skulls using molds. After the skulls dry we will decorate. All participants will be taking home a good amount of skulls to decorate their own home altars. We will start at 11:00 am at the ART VallARTa Studio on Calle Pilitas 213 where we will make the special sugar mixture to mold the skulls and set them up for drying. Approx 2 hours. While we decorate the skull with bright color sugar frosting, sequins and various craft supplies. Bring names of novios and friends you would like to dedicate your skulls too and a small box to transport your new skulls. In the background we will have playing the Day of the Dead “Food for our Ancestors” video.