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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy

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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy
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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
  • Carnival mask-making class in Venice
  • Choose between a production or decoration class, or take both
  • Learn the ancient technique of making a papier-mâché mask (production class only)
  • Paint and decorate your mask, if you chose decoration class
  • Keep your mask after you create it
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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
Hotel pickup
San Marco 596 Venetian Masks , S. Marco, 598, 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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy.

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  • "If you're looking for a personalized experience that is family friendly and memorable, choose this family owned adventure!" See review
  • "You are able to choose a mask and then take home your product." See review
  • "would highly recommend this activity, especially to families with children." See review

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star-5
No Masking the Fun!
Andrea_L
, Aug 2022
With two teenagers, this could have gone either way. We basically arrived in Venice and headed straight to the mask-making shop. With all the stresses of traveling, it was so nice to sit quietly and create for an hour. Each member of my family has a different patience level and different abilities when it comes to art, but each found a way to truly enjoy the experience. When I thought we were done, our masks found their way to the expert hands of a second-generation craftsman who managed to transform our questionable finished products into the real thing! This is a great group activity providing an authentic taste of Venice!
star-5
Great experience
Arnab_G
, Aug 2022
It was a well guided workshop where the master provided the right amount of help to build the mask within the allotted time. Will definitely recommend as a family activity!
star-5
Wonderful relaxing break from Venice
Stephanie_F
, Aug 2022
Great hands-on experience to do in Venice. It was a nice art break to be able to relax and focus on painting in this cozy little shop. Even if you feel like yours isn't coming along too well, they will decorate it with embellishments to make it look professional. Such a nice souvenir to take home.
star-5
Unique experience, would recommend it!
Christine_B
, Aug 2022
My boyfriend and I had a really nice time. The shop was small and intimate, making the class small and intimate. There were only 2 other people decorating at our time which was really nice. We got to pick from many mask styles and colors. It's a family business and while we painted we got some little stories about Carnival + the masks. Would definitely recommend it!
star-5
Very enjoyable experience
Rob_S
, Aug 2022
Fantastic experience. Very small group classes (ours was three people) in a small, family-owned mask shop. The father and son walked us through the history of the masks, and provided a step-by-step guide that resulted in lovely masks even for this of us who are not great artists. 😀
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Giorgio is the best Mask Master and AWESOME class for the kids!
Martha_G
, Jul 2022
Giorgio was absolutely amazing, talented and wonderful with the kids. He taught us about the history of Venice mask making and was patient and kind as he guided each child through their mask masterpiece. Hands down, one of my kids most favorite and treasured experiences from our trip to Venice.
star-1
Don’t go here!
Tricia_S
, Jul 2022
This was simply a paint a mask hour We were expecting instruction or guidance of how to make the mask colours interesting We are expecting the kids to be able to embellish the masks or even decorate them with glitter All that they did was sit alone for an hour and paint their mask. Then the instructor embellished it for them . That was it. I saw several other mask making workshops in Venice during our stay that looked much more engaging.
star-5
A very fun and unique...
Terry_C
, Jul 2022
A very fun and unique experience! The guide was nice, explained the history of the masks and answered all our questions in an engaging way
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Fun and Informative
Amanda_J
, Jul 2022
My son and I had a fantastic time making the masks! There were so many different types to choose from and colours to select. We were also provided with fascinating history of mask making. We would highly recommend this workshop.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Great experience
Laura_P
, Jul 2022
We had a great time painting and decorating our masks. Nicolo was very helpful and knowledgeable about mask making and also the history of masks and Venice in general.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Great for all ages…
Anne_E
, Jul 2022
Welcoming family business. Easy instructions, owners finishing touches made us look like pros…great fun.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Cool mask painting experience!
Carol_C
, Jul 2022
Our two teenagers (14 and 17) thought that this may be too young for them, but they were not disappointed…they said it was very cool! Very few original families in Venice still offer this experience, passed on through generations. It really was unique and fun!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-1
One of my worst experience ever as a tourist, getting wrong directions and paid 200 euros for nothing. A robbery!
Diego_C
, Jul 2022
memorable note is never to use again this agency...We felt treated as rubbish, we lost our experience due to their poor direction, and no refund at all. If you wish to donate them 200 euros for nothing you can try them
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Guest, we are deeply sorry for your personal comment, please consider that on product page and on voucher it's clearly written how to reach the meeting point. At your disposal for further information. Regards.
star-4
Good clean fun
JennieMorejon
, Jun 2022
The husband and wife team were so polite and kind to me and my son during our visit. This was such a neat and cool thing to do to bring home a personalized gift to remember our trip. Wish they would have given us a bit more background on the mask and why that is part of the culture, maybe even some music to add to the experience. But they were great and very helpful!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for the review. We take note of your personal comment to improve our product. Regards.
star-5
Fun and precious keepsake!!
Judd_T
, Jun 2022
My son and mother loved it! Noted that it was their favorite experience in Venice! My son (age 9) love it and said it was his favorite this he did in Venice!! Overall, fabulous experience!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-4
Fun for kids, would do again!
yhershko
, Jun 2022
The kids enjoyed painting the masks. He ended up doing the final decorations which made them feel like it wasn't fully their creations, but they still loved the final product and would do it again next time we visit. There is an old impressive church in the square that you can walk through while the kids are doing their thing and plenty of shops around to while away the time as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the review
star-5
Very memorable experience!
Iwona_Z
, Jun 2022
I went to this workshop with my 6 years old son, I truly recommend it to everyone, not only kids as I enjoyed the class a lot. The master is very kind and explains the process of masks preparation in details and is very patient. This is an amazing experience, very memorable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Ravi_A
, Jun 2022
Giorgio was very kind and informative, and made the experience so much fun! We love having our masks as a souvenir.
star-5
Kids great experience making a mask
Lindsay_D
, Jun 2022
Perfect experience for my kids to make a carnival mask. The store owner was great and showed them what to do and completed the final paint on the mask. We traveled to the US the next day and everything arrived home perfectly. Highly recommend this store for mask making!
star-5
Wonderful experience
corierbush
, Jun 2022
Beautiful store, very friendly, had a wonderful time making the masks. Plenty of masks to buy there as well.

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