Highlights

  • Make your own mask

  • An Initiation into the history of Venetian Carnival masks

  • A tour in a small group

  • A personal souvenir of your trip

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1hr

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Starting time 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the history of the famous Venetian masks during a mask-making class given by a local craftsman.

Made in the city of Venice for centuries, these masks are made of paper-mache and are generally decorated with feathers, paint and colorful tissue-paper and jewelry. 

In the heart of Venice, participate in a mask-making or mask-decorating class.

  • Mask-making

The teacher will show you the creative techniques used for these particular masks made from paper-mache while telling you all about the history of these face-masks and their use since generations.

  • Mask-decorating

The professional craftsman will show you how to paint and decorate your own Venetian mask. You will use different traditional materials to transform your mask into the ultimate Carnival accessory.

At the end of your class, leave with your personalized and authentic mask!

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: a workshop close to St. Mark’s Square
     
  • The tour may be conducted in more than one language, according to the composition of the group
  • Tour for 6 people maximum
  • Participants can keep their creations at the end of the class
  • For the mask-making class, participants will need to return to the workshop 6 hours after the end of the activity in order to let your masks dry
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended
     
  • If you would like to participate in both the mask-making and mask-decorating class on the same day, you will need to book this workshop tour twice and you will participate in the mask-making class of 9am and the mask-decorating workshop at 5:30pm in order to give time for your mask to dry
  • If you would like to participate in both workshops on the same day but only after the 9am class, you will decorate a mask previously readied for the decorating class as your mask will not yet have dried
  • Unfortunately this activity is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • The course does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (it can be postponed or it will be refunded)
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Participate in a Venetian mask-making or mask-decorating class
  • The services of a multilingual teacher
  • The material used during the activity
  • The mask you get to take with you at the end of the workshop

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

54 reviews
  • Un vénitien qui fabrique en famille des masques avec des moules d’origine. Il raconte l’histoire de ces masques. Très sympa à faire en famille.
    Virginie L.
    Jun 27, 2019
  • Génial !!!
    Marina R.
    Apr 21, 2019
  • Superbe moment avec un artiste local très impliqué pour transmettre l’histoire du masque vénitien. Nous sommes ravis de son accueil (encore merci à lui) et de nos réalisations qu’il nous a bien aidé à magnifier.
    Christiane M.
    Apr 13, 2019

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