Discover the secular tradition of Portuguese tiles (Azulejos)
Paint your very own tiles and take them as a souvenir.
Join your host, Caroline, and discover the secular tradition of Portuguese tiles (Azulejos). In this adventure you'll not only learn all about Azulejos, from the origins to their contemporary use but above all, you'll have the opportunity to paint your very own tile since there's no better way to learn something than experiencing it. Caroline will explain to you how to do it and you will have the choice between several models and keep an unforgettable memory of your visit to Lisbon. This workshop will happen in one of the iconic neighborhoods in town.
Who Is This Experience Good For
Anyone who is interested in arts & crafts and passionate about history and culture
Meet Our Local Host
Caroline is an artist that has dedicated her life to the Art of Tiles. She has been organizing workshops for several years, and this is a perfect experience for your stay in Lisbon.
All materials needed to do the painting
Take away gift - 2 painted and cooked tiles
What's Not Included
Drinks & Food
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 14 people
Booking Deadline: 3 days before the event
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy - No experience is necessary
Special Clothing Required: You may get a little messy from the arts and crafts, so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
Special Dietary Restrictions: N/A
Extra Cash: Needed for additional products (e.g frames)
Ground Transportation: Not included
Additional Information: The tiles are delivered to the co-working space in the last week of the program.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have one creative bone in your body, you must do this! The tiles turn out so beautiful and the teacher has so many options and patterns to choose from so you're sure to find something you like. And it's fun to take a little piece of Lisbon back with (or give as gifts!), mind you - the tiles are little heavy for those of us trying to pack light but worth it. The instructor provided coffee, water and little treats as well. It was nice to sit still for awhile and just use my hands to create. Very fun!
This event is a little out of the way, but I had a great time! Our teacher really knows her stuff about tile work and we were able to take home unique souvenirs that we made. Her studio is also very close to the tile museum. We went on a Monday when it's closed, but apparently it's worth a walk over when your tile-making class is over.
This was one of my fav experiences simply because what I painted is now my Lisbon souvenir / gifts for family! It was really interesting to learn about the history and tile techniques, and of course the fun part was actually painting the tiles. Not an artist? Yea, me either! I can barely draw a stick figure and my tiles still came out great! The first (and more traditional) tile you'll paint has the outline so that you can concentrate on the painting. The 2nd tile (your choice) has a dotted outline that you can follow. Highly recommended!