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 the 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 neighborhood in town. You'll get the chance to bring with you 2 Tiles, but they need to be cooked, so you will have them after a couple of days.
All materials needed to do the painting
Take away gift - 2 painted and cooked tiles
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Drinks & Food
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
You may get a little messy from the arts and crafts
Tiles will be set to dry and cooked and delivered to the workspace for pick up
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.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
72 hours prior to the start of the experience
READ THE REVIEWS
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!
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