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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class provided by Venice Tours Srl

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
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Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
A note from Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
From Aug. 6th to enter the workshop you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Venice is known for its beautiful decorative masks, and this hands-on experience gives you the opportunity to make your own. Pick from either a production class to learn papier-mâché techniques, or a decoration class to paint and embellish the mask. The lesson is led by a master artisan, so you learn special techniques that have been perfected in Venice over many years.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Enjoy a Venice Carnival mask-making class with a master artisan
Pick from a production class or a decoration class (or both)
Remember your Venice trip with a special souvenir—take the mask home
No need to bring anything with you—all materials are provided
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21441P34
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Course of production (you will keep the produced mask) and/or Course of decoration (you will keep the decorated mask) • All necessary paints and supplies • Live commentary
Exclusions
Hotel pickup
Duration
1h
Departure details
San Marco 596 Venetian Masks, S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Facing the Church of San Zulian, pass its façade on the left and you have reached “Campiello San Zulian”. The laboratory is in the opposite corner on your left.
Inclusions
Course of production (you will keep the produced mask) and/or Course of decoration (you will keep the decorated mask) • All necessary paints and supplies • Live commentary
Exclusions
Hotel pickup
Departure details
San Marco 596 Venetian Masks, S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Facing the Church of San Zulian, pass its façade on the left and you have reached “Campiello San Zulian”. The laboratory is in the opposite corner on your left.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
The tour is shared otherwise you choose the private option
Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
If you book the Course of production and decoration: The mask needs 6 hours to dry therefore you have to book the decoration course 6 hours after the production course.
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
From Aug. 6th to enter the workshop you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Marco 596 Venetian Masks
    S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Facing the Church of San Zulian, pass its façade on the left and you have reached “Campiello San Zulian”. The laboratory is in the opposite corner on your left.
    See address & details
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    San Marco 596 Venetian Masks
    Stop: 75 minutes
    A Venetian master artisan will explain you the ancient technique of making a Venetian papier-mâché mask providing information about the use of masks in Venice during past centuries. At the end of the course, you will keep the mask as a very special souvenir to bring back home. In case of mask production, you shall return to the laboratory after a few hours to collect the mask since it takes time to dry, the created mask will not be decorated.
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    Pass by
    Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
56 reviews
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Marco B
1 contribution
Amazing and very nice
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was a really nice experience, the master craftsman that runs it with his family is amazingly skilled and a very nice person! He was very accommodating and stayed open late for our appointment. Would 100% recommend as a super fun experience with a little bit of history too!
Definitely go here to get the full authentic mask making experience!
Written 19 September 2021
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Mer1016
15 contributions
MUST DO IN VENICE
Aug 2021 • Solo
This experience was AMAZING! Giorgio was a true master in his craft! I loved painting and picking out my mask it came out beautiful. I also loved hearing about the history which I will never forget! He was so kind and helpful with the color scheme and teaching me how to do it. He even practiced some Italian with me! This experience is a MUST do! You will love it! I would do it again and bring everyone I know to it! Grazie mille!
Written 15 August 2021
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you for your lovely review. Best regards
Written 16 August 2021
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Martin Trampedach
Skive, Denmark8 contributions
A relaxing break
A really fun experience for both kids and adults! You get to choose your own mask out of many different kinds of masks, paint it and take it home with you. While you paint your mask, the mask maker gives you the history of the mask making art and tells how it has come to be the thing it is today. It's a great experience if you just want to have a relaxing day and dive in to your artistic self.
Written 21 July 2021
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much for you great review. Best regards
Written 21 July 2021
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Simon Massey
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
Masks of your own
Great visit - thank you. We really enjoyed our time. Very relaxed and plenty of time to learn about the different masks. Can be done as couples or with children.
Written 8 July 2021
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much
Written 13 July 2021
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Jennifer C
West Melbourne, FL89 contributions
Quintessentially Venetian and So Cool
This class was the highlight of our 2 week vacation for my 7 year old. She loved everything about the class and wanted to paint more masks. She would have gone back every day if I had allowed her to. The owners of the shop arrived very patient and explained the history of Carnival to us while we waited. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough!
Written 6 July 2021
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much for your wonderfull review. We are glad to know that you and your child enjoyed the carnival workshop! Best regards
Written 6 July 2021
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Nathalie
2 contributions
Best Experience to be creative!
Jun 2021 • Couples
It was amazing! I booked it with my boyfriend. Nicolo was simply amazing and helped us with everything. I love my mask 😍 it’s super traditional and professional. Recommendation!
Written 18 June 2021
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tommaso111111111
Thank you very much for your kind review!
Written 21 June 2021
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AmandaW
Naples, Italy40 contributions
Favorite part of our trip!!!
My daughter and I took this class together and we had a fabulous time! Nicolo was extremely nice and explained the history of the masks and all about different parts of Venetian culture and life to us in great detail! He truly has a passion for his craft. Our masks turned out great! In addition to the ones we painted, I also purchased 3 of Nicolo’s creations to include an awesome steampunk gas mask style for my husband who is a firefighter and very into “Hazmat” style things! I plan to visit this shop everytime I am in Venice and I will 100% recommend to all our friends to book this experience!
Written 8 October 2020
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much for the nice review! Best regards
Written 9 October 2020
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Rich M
Chippenham, UK23 contributions
A wonderful, immersive experience
Sep 2020
Set off a small square not far from San Marco, this shop is easy to miss at first glance. A small note in the window and stands outside of the shop with masks drying is the only indication that you're at the right place. I think this only adds to the charm though, you're not amidst the hustle and bustle of Venice. The owner is just as unassuming as the premises, which are filled wall to ceiling with beautifully-crafted and designed Venetian masks. The owner is a true artist and the perfect person to guide you through this exercise.

Visiting in a post-COVID world, masks (ironically) need to be worn in the shop, and your guide for the afternoon will wear one as well. The class starts with you selecting a blank mask to work on, then you add a simple pencil design (you can try something complicated as I did, then regret it as it is too time-consuming!). From this, you are shown how to apply your chosen selection of paints (two coats), then the teacher will add detailing and flourishes to the finished article.

Whilst the masks are drying, the owner then proceeds to explain the history of masks in Venice. He is informative, engaging and friendly throughout and I feel like I got a real insight in to this Venetian craft.

Negatives would be that the shop / studio is a little small for larger groups. We were there as a couple but I think that more than this would be a struggle for the space. Additionally, there were a few times where some more instruction would have been useful - During the painting phase especially as we didn't realise that "less is more" and to just cover the mask, rather than expecting bright, solid colours.

The price is quite high at over £50 each, but when you consider that you have exclusive use of the place for a couple of hours, an insightful presentation at the end, and then a discount on any purchases made afterwards, it is about right in my opinion. Venice isn't a cheap place to visit after all!
Written 17 September 2020
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much for your lovely and detalied review. Giorgio, the mask master, will be glad to read such nice compliments. Best regards
Written 1 October 2020
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Adam T
Stuttgart, Germany56 contributions
Highlight
All my daughter wanted to do was buy a mask when we stumbled on this shop as part of a tour. Came back the next day and had an incredible time with Master Giorgio.

Both my 9 and 5 year old loved it. They got to pick their mask then paint and decorate it.

Plan an hour or two to include drying. Prices were reasonable for such a unique souvenir.
Written 7 September 2020
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much. We are happy that you and your children enjoyed the class. Best regards
Written 1 October 2020
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Explorer796757
Kaysersberg, France3 contributions
A delightful experience
I took this workshop with my 7 year old daughter and it was tremendous fun. Master Giorgio lets you pick a mask form, explaining each one patiently (my daughter picked the cat and I the swan), then you get started right away and paint it as you like. While the first coat dries, the master tells you the history of mask-making in Venice and where the different mask shapes come from. You then apply the second coat of paint and while it dries, Giorgio treats you to a little explainer about the Commedia dell’Arte. Afterwards, he puts on the finishing touches – the mask then still takes a moment to dry, but you can just come pick it up later. The workshop is on a delightful little courtyard with a restaurant: parents who don’t feel inspired can have a drink while their kids unleash their creativity with master Giorgio. It was my daughter’s favourite experience in Venice.
Written 22 August 2020
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tommaso111111111
Dear, thank you very much! Best regards
Written 1 September 2020
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