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 facade tiles of Porto.
We have 2 types of Tile Painting Workshops.
Choose one. No artistic skills are required 🙂
EXPRESS TILE PAINTING WORKSHOPS
1 tile, 1 hour | 20€
Ideal for anyone who wants to paint a traditional tile of Porto. Recommended also for groups of friends or families with children 6+.
– Learn the traditional painting technique that was used to paint the old tiles of the buildings in Porto.
– Paint 1 traditional tile of Porto (or your own design) as it was made 170 years ago.
The cost of the workshop is 20€ per person, including 1 tile ready to be painted, tools, materials and the firing.
MASTER TILE PAINTING WORKSHOPS WITH WINE
2 tiles, a glass of Porto wine, 2 hours | 30€
Perfect for tile and wine lovers who want to enjoy the two jewels of the culture of Porto at the same time.
– Discover the history of the Portuguese facade tiles and the traditional painting techniques.
– Paint 2 traditional tiles of Porto (or your own design) as it was made 170 years ago.
– Enjoy a glass of Porto wine.
The cost of the workshop is 30€ per person, including 2 tiles ready to be painted, tools, materials, the firing and a glass of Porto wine.
If you want to paint extra tiles during the workshop the cost is 5€ per tile.
Once painted, tiles need to be fired in a kiln. They will be ready to pick up in 24 or 48 hours.
If you can’t pick up your tiles we can post them. Shipping cost depends on the number of tiles and destination. See the prices below.
To ensure that the tiles arrive at 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, but we can solve your doubts in Portuguese and Spanish as well.
Our atelier is a cozy and bright space located in the center of Porto (Portugal).
Private Tile Painting Workshops
If you want to spend a relaxed afternoon painting tiles with your friends, family or colleagues we offer the possibility to do it privately.
To give you an estimate we need to know:
– Which of our two workshops are you interested in, Express or Master.
– The date you would like to participate.
– Number of people.
Check available dates and workshops in the calendar and then fill out the form to request a reservation. We will confirm your booking as soon as possible: