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Carnival Mask Decorating Class

by Venice Tours Duration 1h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £48

For centuries, Venetians have donned elaborate Baroque costumes and decorative masks to celebrate Carnival, the festival leading up to the Christian celebration of Lent. Get in on this fantastic, age-old tradition by crafting your own Venetian Carnival mask.

Make your way to a mask-making lab in the centre of town and head inside to meet your instructor, a professional mask decorator. Known as mascherari, Venetian mask-makers have long enjoyed a special ranking in society, with their own laws and guild. Choose whether you'd like to decorate a pre-made mask or learn the traditional method for crafting your own from papier-mâché.

Learn about the use of masks in Venice in eras past as you apply decorative materials like paint, gold leaf, feathers, and gems, using the techniques employed by real Venetian craftsmen. Leave the class with this spectacular souvenir in hand.

For centuries, Venetians have donned elaborate Baroque costumes and decorative masks to celebrate Carnival, the festival leading up to the Christian celebration of Lent. Get in on this fantastic, age-old tradition by crafting your own Venetian Carnival mask.

Make your way to a mask-making lab in the centre of town and head inside to meet your instructor, a professional mask decorator. Known as mascherari, Venetian mask-makers have long enjoyed a special ranking in society, with their own laws and guild. Choose whether you'd like to decorate a pre-made mask or learn the traditional method for crafting your own from papier-mâché.

Learn about the use of masks in Venice in eras past as you apply decorative materials like paint, gold leaf, feathers, and gems, using the techniques employed by real Venetian craftsmen. Leave the class with this spectacular souvenir in hand.

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11:00 AM, Class in Multilingual

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

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12:30 PM, Class in Multilingual

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4:00 PM, Class in Multilingual

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

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5:30 PM, Class in Multilingual

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7:00 PM, Class in Multilingual

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

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9:30 AM, Class in Multilingual

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

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Carnival Mask Decorating Class

Activity Location

Venice Mask Lab

Campiello San Zulian 596 San Marco 596

Venice 30124

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Venice Mask Lab

    Campiello San Zulian 596 San Marco 596

    Venice


Highlights

  • Chance to make your very own Carnival mask in Venice

  • Insight into celebratory Venetian traditions around Carnival

  • Experienced decorator to guide & instruct you as you craft

  • Supplies like paint to decorate pre-created Carnival masks

  • Your personal mask to live the Venetian Carnival


Inclusions

  • Class decorating a papier-mâché mask

  • All necessary paints and supplies

  • Explication in English, Spanish, French, Italian. The activity could be multilingual


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • Instruction may be multilingual if customers who speak different languages book the same class time.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Explication in English, Spanish, French, Italian. The activity could be multilingual

  • If you are less than 6 people, the tour is not considered private but is shared with guests belonging to the same party

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities


Carnival Mask Decorating Class ratings based on 9 verified reviews

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4.9 out of 5

4/5 2 Mar 2019

A lovely setting and very helpful staff. There are limitations as to what sort of decorating you can be involved with in such a short session. Would be less appealing to the genuinely creative. However, worked well for us and we did wear our masks to a ball

5/5 28 Jul 2018

Great experience we had a lot of fun making the masks.m and learning about the family business. They make some amazing masks, even if you do not take the class would recommend going to the store just to see the amazing masks.

4/5 14 Mar 2018

Really enjoyed this up close and personal mask decorating class. Family of four and we all worked one-on-one with the instructor. At the end he takes time to explain the history of the masks, the different types, and the importance in Venitian history.