Tile painting workshops
During these tile painting workshops you will have the chance to discover this wonderful art and paint facade tiles of Porto, as it was made 170 years ago.
The buildings covered with tiles in Portugal are one of the most beautiful and unique heritages of the world.
In Porto, most of the houses are decorated with these small ceramic pieces. They were painted by hand one by one in the now disappeared tile factories of the region.
During our workshops you will learn about this important Portuguese heritage and paint Porto tiles yourself using traditional techniques.
You will take home the best memory of your trip to this beautiful city.
These tile painting workshops are made to support our project OS AZULEJOS DO PORTO, a non-profit project to catalogue all the Porto facade tiles.
Don’t worry, no artistic skills are required 🙂
TILE PAINTING WORKSHOPS
2 tiles, 2 hours | 33€
Perfect for anyone who wants to paint a traditional tile of Porto. Recommended also for groups of friends or families. All participants must be minimum 12 years old. All minors must participate with at least one adult.
First we will make a short introduction about the history of tiles in Portugal and Porto. We will also be able to clarify any doubts you may have about them.
Then we will teach you the traditional technique with which the tiles were painted in the past.
You will have 2 tiles to paint. We have many Porto tile designs ready for you to paint a tile replica.
The workshop will be held in english.
Firing and picking up the tiles
After painting, tiles need to be fired in a ceramic oven and will be ready the day after the workshop between 4pm and 5pm. You can collect your tiles any other day. Check our opening hours in Google Maps.
The cost of the workshop is 33€ per person, including 2 tiles ready to be painted, tools, materials and the firing.
Our atelier is a cozy and bright space located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Bonfim in Porto (Portugal).
We have a dog, Ulisses, who is sometimes in the workshop. He is small and friendly. If you prefer him not to be there please let us know in advance 🙂
Private Tile Painting Workshops
If you want to spend a relaxed afternoon painting tiles with your friends, family or colleagues or make a team building activity we offer the possibility to do it privately.
To give you an estimate we need to know:
– The date you would like to participate.
– Number of people.
After painting, tiles need to be fired in a ceramic oven and WILL BE READY THE DAY AFTER THE WORKSHOP BETWEEN 4PM AND 5PM.
If you want to go deeper into tile making check our Domestika online course. You will learn at your own pace with unlimited access to perfect your technique.
“Even without any experience you can paint a beautiful tile and have a super nice souvenir to bring home.”
“One of the best moments of my trip of Porto.”
Soeun Sim, South Korea
“The work Alba and Marisa are doing to preserve and share the history of Porto tiles is so admirable and interesting. ”
“This experience was, hands down, the highlight of my trip!”
“An experience to remember which is different to the usual tourist trail! Book in, get creative, you won’t be disappointed!”
“Great for adults and children – an excellent family experience.”
If you love Porto tiles, but you’re not in the city, check our ONLINE SHOP. Made to support our project OS AZULEJOS DO PORTO, the only public catalogue of the facade tiles of Porto.