Original Paintings Inspired by Mexico, Aztec and Mayan topics. Realistic, Expressionistic, Abstract Art.
Our Teaching Philosophy: We employ a mentorship approach. Each participant receives individual guidance, one day to one month workshop participants. Abstract, realistic, expressionist or sketching all have equal importance in your development as a Sunday painter or a professional artist.

5 Paintings in 5 Days

A unique painting vacation in
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
No experience needed! All levels of experience welcomed!
Paint in the morning, explore, shop, enjoy the beach in the afternoon in the exuberant Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!  

Join Mexican painter and muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Mar


This workshop is for you when
- you always wanted to learn how to paint, but did not have the time - you used to paint some time in your past but did not recently
- you want to jump start the practice - you are recently retired and looking for a new, fun hobby - you are a self-taught painter who wants to learn the basics - you are an experienced painter who want an infusion of inspiration - you are an art teacher who wants to dedicate some time to her own art - You are a “perfectionist” who understands the benefits of loosening up and its ready to take the leap

The focus in this workshop is in starting and finishing a painting per day.

Also you will learn
- the essentials of composition,
- color,
- explore different techniques
- practice drawing
- paint in studio with acrylics
We will focus on Puerto Vallarta topics of inspiration!
YES, it is possible! All it take is an open mind, a positive attitude, courage to make mistakes and desire to have fun!

Take home  3 to 5 paintings (according with your experience), build you confidence to continue creating art on your own!
The afternoons are yours to explore the many attractions, the beach, shops, street parades, mariachis in the park, restaurants or just relax with your sketchbook in the main park. Solo travelers and first time in Mexico visitors are especially welcomed! Puerto Vallarta is a friendly, fun, with lots to do town! 
We include in the cost of materials.
Not included: Airfare, hotel, food
Schedule early! We keep the groups small, up to 4, so we can provide you with individual attention and instruction.
Contact us at cristiferart(at) gmail.com, with your travel plans.

2020 Schedule: First week of each month 

Monday to Friday

9:30 PM - 1 PM
Cost $650.00 includes materials intro cost for 2020
in Puerto Vallarta

To find out about availability and to register contact us ASAP at cristiferart@ gmail.com

and we'll send you payment instructions for the  non refundable requisition deposit  of $300.00 (pesos conversion). The balance will be due at arrival in cash or credit card. When opting for credit card payment a 5% processing fee will be added.

About your instructors:
Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez co-founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, School of Art and Gallery, since 1989

Both instructors emerged from families who encouraged painting. They are accomplished artists in their own right, and skilled educators focusing on adult workshops and retreats.
Fernando Gonzalez grew up in his father’s painting studio and learn the secrets of realistic painting from an early age. Later he attended and graduated from the prestigious art school of San Carlos in Mexico City. He showed his art in some of the most exclusive art gallery in Mexico City and later in US. He started teaching in 1986.
Cristiana has a similar background, only the tradition of her family was architectural design.
After studding architecture, while in NYC she graduated from the School of Visual Art and from the New School of Social Research. Her first painting exhibit was at the age of 7 in Bucharest. During the time spent in NYC she showed her art at one of the Vasarelli galleries on the Upper Eastside. Cristiana started teaching also in 1989 at collages in NY, Midwest and offered Creativity retreats in the Pacific Northwest.