Create Your Glass Artwork: Private Lesson With Local Artisan

Create Your Glass Artwork: Private Lesson With Local Artisan

From $70.43 per person

Create a splendid glass artwork with one of the most famous craftsmen of Venice: Massimiliano Caldarone. Feel the warmth and see the colors of the glass-making process by lamp.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Spanish, English, French, Italian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private lesson with a glass master
  • Bring your artwork home as a special souvenir
  • Meet Massimiliano Caldarone: one of the best artists in Venice
  • Have an unmissable opportunity to experience Venice and its culture
Full description
A private class with a famous Venetian craftsman who will help you to create your personal piece of glass using the old Murano techniques. The master artisan will follow you, step by step, during the entire activity allowing you to realize personally a unique and inimitable glass object, and, at the same time, you will listen to the history and secrets of the Venetian art, superbly told by the artist. An amazing experience where you will discover the ancient processing methods of the glass making. The most famos art of Venice, worldwide known as a synonym of beauty. At the end of the demonstration you can bring home your creation as a special souvenir. Get a 10% discount on the glass artworks in the shop.
Includes
  • Private lesson with a local glass craftsman
  • Working items
  • Your glass creation as souvenir
  • 10% discount on the artworks of the artist
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Bottega (workshop) Artistica Massimiliano Caldarone - Campiello Widmann già Biri, 5419B, Venezia

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • The lesson can be in English or Italian or Spanish or French
    • The activity is only for participants over 18 years old
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 118 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5

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    Our experience with Massimiliano was amazing and absolutely worth the money. He let us choose the object we made during the demonstration. He was so knowledgeable about the different glass blowing techniques and made us feel like pros! He saw the imterest my boyfriend had in the technique and gave us so much information on how to do it ourselves in America! I would go back again next time I am in Venice. The e percent was wonderful and each item in the shop was breath taking. Thank you for everything!

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    September 19, 2021

    Wonderful activity. I work with silver but wanted to feel what working with glass is like. Maximiliano was a joy to work with. He provided a brief history of glassmaking in Venice and described various techniques as he demonstrated creating a piece. He then showed me all the steps for the piece I would make before having me practice the steps without fire and then create with fire. I was able to pick my colors and have full control of the basic design. As we warmed to each other we talked about the spirituality of glass artistry - the energetic connection between the artsy and the glass - how glass, as like silver (and probably all media) resist or fight back if the artistic energy is not right for the piece. Maximiliano’s studio is dazzling. Each time I looked around, I saw something new. I particularly enjoyed his mixed media pieces. I left with several pieces that I will cherish. I recommend closed toe shoes and no long sleeves for this activity.

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    August 31, 2021

    Really enjoyed this activity. Massimilliano gave a quick recap of the history behind glass making and how it was moved to the island of Murano which was very interesting and then he demonstrated several techniques before making a figurine. Best bit though was when I got to try making things myself. Highly recommend doing this activity.

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    August 17, 2020

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    Product ID: 171909