What you'll do
Right in the heart of Bairro Alto, one of the most typical neighborhoods of Lisbon, with its small houses and crooked streets, we have an atelier. Sharing an open space with other great artisans of Lisbon, we have the perfect environment to be creative and feel inspired by tradition. We will, after getting acquainted, start off with a very brief introduction of the history and style of the tiles we will be painting. Then we will show you hands-on how the process is done from start to finish and answer any questions. Choosing from a range of designs that you would actually be able to find in Lisbon in your walks, you will then paint this design on your own. We will be assisting throughout the whole experience. You will paint TWO TILES. After, the tiles will be fired in one of our kilns and you will have made a couple of tiles of your own, using the same techniques the old portuguese masters used! Usually, we have been firing the tiles the night of the day of the workshop, which means they are ready for delivery the next day or the day after. Any participant that is in the city within that time will be able to take it home with them. If not, we are able to ship your tiles at a fee (price varies on shipping destination)
Pedro & Tetyana
We are a couple of artists - Pedro and Tetyana - living in Lisbon, working with the beautiful art of Portuguese Tiles. We have Design and Painting backgrounds, having studied and met in the Fine Arts University of Lisbon while doing our Master Degrees. Together we bring our knowledge into our art and have been creating both reproductions of antique tiles for several projects as well as our own original work. We love this tradition and want to keep it alive! Join us in learning how this beautiful part of the face of Lisbon was created!
All the materials needed to paint the tiles, including the tiles you will take home with you (maximum of two tiles)
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Where you'll be
We will work together in the typical neighborhood of Bairro Alto, in a shared space with other artisans who work exclusively with Portuguese Traditional Crafts. The perfect spot to be creative and feel inspired by tradition.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
It is possible to get a little paint or powder from the tiles, in your clothes. It is usually easily washable, but do not bring clothes that are precious to you or that can't be replaced.
Traditional Tile Painting Workshop
$71 / person
$71 / person