Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

From $66.84 per person

Make or paint your own Carnival mask at a unique class in Venice. Learn more about ancient techniques as you put your new skills to the test to produce a stunning mask to keep and take home.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Instructor
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how to make or paint your own Venice Carnival mask
  • Get an insight into the traditions of Carnival
  • Take home your mask as a unique keepsake
Full description
Create your own unique keepsake of Venice at a Carinval mask-making workshop. Choose from 2 different options on the day of the workshop and learn about the ancient techniques of creating masks from papier-mâché. Get interesting information about the use of masks in Venice during previous centuries. Then, return to the laboratory after a few hours to collect your unadorned mask once it has had time to dry off. Alternatively, discover how to paint and decorate your own mask with an experienced instructor. Choose a mask to decorate and to keep as a very special souvenir.
Includes
  • All necessary paints and supplies
  • Class in making or decorating a paper-mâché mask
  • The mask you made or decorated to keep
  • Diploma of participation
  • Apron
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • 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

    Campiello San Zulian 596, Venice. When your facing the entrance of San Zulian Church turn left onto a narrow street. You will then see the small square where the mask atelier is located.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • There is a maximum of 6 persons per tour
    • Appropriate clothing for painting is suggested
    • If you are less than 6 people, the tour is not considered private but is shared with guests not belonging to the same party. The tour could be bilingual
    • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the days after, otherwise it will be refunded)
    • Please note that you will be able to take your own mask after 6 hours only (it is the necessary time the mask needs to dry)
    • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 301 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    Een kleinschalig familie bedrijf (ouders en zoon) die al generaties lang maskers maken op de ambachtelijke manier. Een mooie introductie tot de geschiedenis achter de maskers, voor onze 2 dochters (9 en 10) was het erg fijn om creatief bezig te zijn. Het resultaat is echt heel mooi, ook omdat de maskermaker mee helpt. We hebben nog een extra masker gekocht voor onze zoon van 12, die niet mee kon doen door Covid restricties. En daarop krijg je dan weer korting omdat je de workshop hebt gedaan. :-)

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    August 23, 2021

    Very great experience! Very relaxed athmosphere and endearing shop. Our instructor was very skilled and we had a great conversation. The masks we made are good souveniers and you can buy the beautiful ones he makes for a descount. We also got a few tips about where to go and what to see in Venice. Definitely recommended!

    August 10, 2021

    There were three of us with our daughter (10 years old) to create masks in the small studio for Veneto Masks at Campiello San Zulian 596, a characteristic central place in the San Marco area. After a short, good and friendly introduction by the boss about the craftsmanship, accompanied by lots of interesting information about the masks and the history of Venice, we were able to lend a hand ourselves and let our imagination run wild. It was a lot of fun and the masks turned out great!

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    October 11, 2020

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