Welcome

Enjoy some well deserved "me" time, or gift a session for family & friends.  You don't need to be an artist to enjoy this unique experience.  I will guide you through the process.  I am an experience qualified Art, Textile and Interior Designer, with 30 years experience. I am passionate about the century's old History and Tradition of painting Azulejos Tiles. It gives me great pleasure to  open the door to others who would like to discover this rich Portuguese heritage. You can find a brief history on my site as well as reviews and photos of people who have joined the classes. In The Village of Estoi you can walk to the Estoi Hotel/Pink Palace, which has a lovely display of Azulejos tiles, as well as typical Portuguese restaurants and little craft & Health shops, I hope to welcome you soon.    

 

Vincenza from Italy
Maria has transmitted to us all her passion for the art of the Azulejos, explaining origins and technique in the most interesting way! The atmosphere is very relaxing and fun. Thanks to Maria, anyone can learn to paint their own Azulejos and take home a unique Algarve memory. Experience that I would do again, no doubt!

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 Zuzanna  from UK
Highlight of my trip to the Algarve region, without a doubt. Great experience with Maria, so warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend visitors to book Maria's workshop to learn about the azulejos tiles, Portuguese culture and have a unique souvenir from their trip. Lunch was delicious too! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Lara fromGermany 
It was very nice to learn more about the art of creating an azulejo painting...now I definately appresciate them more when I see them in old buildings or churches! Also Maria was very nice and open about designs or ideas. Totally reccomend this experience!

Charity from Germany
I loved the experience so much! Maria is such a kind and patient teacher. She's obviously very passionate about what she is doing. For me this is one of the best things I've done on my trip in Portugal. Tiles are very traditional so it was very nice to get to know more about the Portugese culture. Can't recommend enough!

Above Family Group from France

If you would like to join one of these workshops please fill in details on the contact page.  Thank You