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, 1h30min | 25€
Perfect for anyone who wants to paint a traditional tile of Porto. Recommended also for groups of friends or families with children 10+.
– Learn the traditional painting technique that was used to paint the old tiles of the buildings in Porto.
– Solve your doubts by learning about their history.
– Paint 2 traditional tiles of Porto (or your own design) as it was made 170 years ago.
The cost of the workshop is 25€ per person, including 2 tiles ready to be painted, tools, materials and the firing.
If you want to paint extra tiles during the workshop the cost is 5€ per tile.
Firing and picking up the tiles
Once painted, tiles need to be fired in a ceramic oven. To know when your tiles will be ready to pick up please check this schedule:
Workshop on MON > tiles pick up TUE 12h – 13h / 15h – 17h
Workshop on WED > tiles pick up FRI 11h – 13h / 15h – 17h
Workshop on FRI > tiles pick up SAT 12h – 13h / 15h – 17h
Workshop on SAT > tiles pick up SUN 17h – 18h
Workshop on SUN > tiles pick up MON 16h – 18h
If you can’t pick up your tiles we can post them paying an extra fee. See the prices below.
Shipping and handling costs
We send the tiles in secure packaging all over the world. To ensure they arrive to their destination, we use registered mail. This includes a tracking number.
1 tile = 12 €
2 or 3 tiles = 15 €
4, 5 or 6 tiles = 21 €
1 tile = 15 €
2 or 3 tiles = 22 €
4, 5 or 6 tiles = 31 €
We only make shipments once a month, so please be patient.
The workshops are given in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
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 time 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.