Workshop or class

Venice: Carnival Mask Workshop

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Workshop or class

Venice: Carnival Mask Workshop

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Likely to sell out

From US$ 72.22 per person

Likely to sell out

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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Spanish, English, French, Italian
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

    • Appropriate clothing for painting is suggested
    • 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)
    • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 597 reviews

    Review summary

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    Workshop was good and the artist very nice. We got a beautiful mask out of it. I personally would rate the workshop too pricey though for 50 mins, a bit of painting on our own and the artist making a 5 min beautiful finish. The shop itself is great though and I can recommend to go there.

    March 27, 2023

    Alessandra was our tour guide and she was FANTASTIC. There are many surprises on this tour which I won't spoil as it was amazing to find out things along the way. There is more walking involved than we thought but we did not mind. You learn more history about Venice this way! The surprises were a very good bonus as we did not expect the tour package that we received at all! Alessandro was very good at navigating the streets of Venice during carnivale and she is such a happy and friendly person! Would recommend this tour to everyone going during Carnivale!

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    March 27, 2023

    Amazing experience. Thanks a lot Alexandra for the detailed and wonderful trip. It was both memorable and mesmerising experience for us. Carnival mask workshop, glass making tour to Ivano Soffiato, chocolate tasting event all were wonderful but what topped all of this was your detailed guide and walking tour of Venice. Thanks a lot for the experience.

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    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 75791