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Venice: Carnival Mask Workshop and Glass-Making Experience

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Carnival Mask Workshop and Glass-Making Experience

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 62.08 per person

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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.

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Duration 1 - 2.5 hours
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Italian, Spanish, English, French
Small group available


  • Learn how to paint your own Venice carnival mask
  • Get an insight into the traditions of Carnival
  • Take home your mask as a unique keepsake
Full description

Decorate your own unique keepsake of Venice at a Carnival mask-making workshop with an experienced instructor. Learn about the ancient techniques of decorating masks with paper mâché. Choose the glass-making upgrade to add to your experience.


Choose a mask to be decorated during the course. Learn how to decorate your own mask in a fun and entertaining way with the help of a professional and artisan mask decorator.


Listen to interesting facts about the use of masks in Venice during previous centuries as you craft your own. Take home your own colorful creation as a very special souvenir and upgrade your experience by discovering the art of glass-making in a master artisan's studio.

  • All necessary paints and supplies
  • Class in decorating a paper-mâché mask
  • The mask you decorated to keep
  • Glass-blowing class (depending on option selected)
  • Diploma of participation
  • Apron
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    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 533 reviews

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    We booked in Giorgio's laboratory, during the recent New Year's Eve 2023. In addition to the charm of entering a real artisan laboratory, where you can already visually breathe the history of Venice and its Carnival, we were fascinated by Giorgio's stories about some of the masks traditions and on the origins of this important festival for the city, combining a unique practical experience with an unrepeatable cultural excursus that made us learn something more about Venice to appreciate it even better. Our daughters were happy with what was done and in their room today the masks made by them stand out with the wise advice of Mastro Giorgio! Not to be missed for those who want to fully experience Venice!

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    January 11, 2023

    This was a good experience. The mask painting gave us something different to do besides the typical walking tours especially if you enjoy arts and crafts. The shop owner is very talented and gives you general direction for painting the mask and also ends up painting the Venetian design on the mask at the final layer/stage. While I really like the way the mask turned out, I would have liked to try and paint the final stage myself even if it may not have turned out as good.

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    December 10, 2022

    Give yourself some extra time (an hour) to find the location. Once there, you’ll get the option to choose a mask and color scheme. The process is rather quick. Left wanting to learn more about the history and tradition behind Venetian masks. It was a nice craft to do with the family.

    December 7, 2022

    Product ID: 75791