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Design and Create Portuguese Ceramic Tiles

A course by Gazete Azulejos , Portuguese Tile Atelier

Portuguese Tile Atelier . Porto, Portugal.
Joined November 2020

Learn how to make vibrant, handmade tiles by exploring clay modelling and traditional painting techniques

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  • 99% positive reviews (143)
  • 4699 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to make vibrant, handmade tiles by exploring clay modelling and traditional painting techniques

A course by Gazete Azulejos

In a country so rich in culture and history, Portugal’s colorful azulejos (ceramic tiles in Portuguese) are a picturesque part of their national heritage. Porto-based atelier Gazete Azulejos has made it their mission to preserve the historic tiles. Marisa Ferreira and Alba Plaza, founders of Gazete Azulejos, are here to teach you how to make them.

Travel to the vibrant streets of Portugal by learning how to recreate the charming ceramic tiles that adorn the country’s buildings. Discover traditional tile-making and painting techniques and create beautiful decorations that can add color to any space.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 48 downloads

Materials
6 minutes, 11 seconds
Preparation for the Techniques
17 minutes, 46 seconds
Molding and Cutting the Clay
9 minutes, 1 second
  • 99% positive reviews (143)
  • 4699 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 38m)
  • 48 additional resources (22 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create four ceramic tiles and paint them using traditional Portuguese techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone passionate about ceramics or art, from beginners to professional artists.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

For this course, you will need ceramic materials like clay and glaze, tools like a rolling pin and a cutter, ceramic paint, access to a ceramic kiln oven, among other material, which Marisa and Alba will specify in the second unit.


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4699 Students
143 Reviews
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Gazete Azulejos

A course by Gazete Azulejos

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Portuguese Tile Atelier

Marisa Ferreira is a multidisciplinary artist from Portugal, and Alba Plaza is a graphic designer from Spain. After meeting in Porto and realizing that the city’s traditional tiles were being destroyed due to reconstruction work, the pair set out to protect them, creating their tile atelier Gazete Azulejos in the process.

Gazete Azulejo’s mission is to research, promote, and preserve the emblematic Portuguese tiles. They catalog and recreate traditional tiles to prevent them from being replaced with industrial, uni-color tiles when buildings are restored. They also run workshops that teach others how to create these colorful ceramic tiles.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Us
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials, Patterns, and Painting Exercises

    • Materials
    • Preparation for the Techniques
    • How to Paint, Tips, and Corrections
  • U3

    Making the Tiles and Painting Techniques

    • Molding and Cutting the Clay
    • Glazing and the Majolica Technique
    • The Stencil and Sgraffito Techniques
    • The Strezido Technique
    • Combining Techniques: Freehand and Stencil
  • U4

    Portuguese Patterns, Uses, and Handling

    • Types of Patterns. Creating Patterns through Repetition
    • Applications and Care
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and Create Portuguese Ceramic Tiles

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Design and Create Portuguese Ceramic Tiles. Craft course by Gazete Azulejos Best seller

Design and Create Portuguese Ceramic Tiles

A course by Gazete Azulejos
Portuguese Tile Atelier . Porto, Portugal.
Joined November 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (143)
  • 4699 students