Azulejos are a very important part of the Portuguese culture and facades covered with them is one of the most beautiful heritages of the world. ABOUT During this Tile Painting Workshop you will have the chance to discover this wonderful art and paint 2 facade tiles, as it was made 170 years ago. Don't worry, because no artistic skills are required :) We will make first an introduction about the Portuguese facade tiles and its history. And then you will learn the traditional techniques of tile painting in Portugal to paint yours. Every participant will paint 2 tiles. If you want to paint more tiles they have an extra cost. IMPORTANT Tiles will be fired and ready to pick up in 24 or 48. If you can’t pick up your tiles we can post them. Cost depends on the number of tiles and destination. CHECK OUR OTHER EXPERIENCE: PAINT A TRADITIONAL TILE OF PORTO https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1163471 Recommended for groups and families. * These workshops are made to support our project OS AZULEJOS DO PORTO, the only public catalogue of the facade tiles of Porto.
Alba & Marisa
Hi! We are Alba & Marisa, the founders of GAZETE AZULEJOS. We work in the areas of design and culture and we are both in love with Portuguese tiles. Together, we are building the only public catalogue of the tiles that cover the facades of Porto: OS AZULEJOS DO PORTO. We walk around the city taking pictures of tiles to complete our archive. We are also researching about its history, making techniques and designs. Everybody should know this incredible heritage. And we are here to make it happen :)
2 Tiles + Materials + Firing
The workshops take place in Gazete Azulejos, a inspiring and cozy atelier equipped with all the necessary materials. It's located in the center of Porto, just 5 mins walking from Bolhão and Campo 24 de Agosto metro stations.