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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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    Stop At: Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), Campo S. Zulian 605, 30124 Venice Italy

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    Course of Production

    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.

    Course of Decoration

    A Venetian master artisan will be your experienced decorator, who will teach you how to paint and decorate your own mask, providing you with information about the use of masks in Venice during past centuries. You will choose a mask to be decorated during the course and at the end you will keep your mask as a very special souvenir to bring back home.

    Course of production plus decoration

    The mask needs 6 hours to dry therefore you have to book the decoration course 6 hours after the production one.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    The workshop is just 2 minutes walking from the charming Saint Mark's Square
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ristorante Osteria N. 1, 30140, San Marco, 598, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • A Venetian Master Artisan who will explain to you, in 1 hour course, the traditional art of making or decorating a mask.
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • Maximum 4 people per course
    • Appropriate clothes suggested
    • If you are less than 6 persons the tour is not considered private but could be shared with our guests not belonging to the same party and could be bilingual
    • 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.
    • Mobile vouchers are accepted
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 February 2019

    My husband, 12 year old son and I took this class on our last day in Venice. It is a TINY shop in the San Marco district. The business is family owned, and they sell handmade masks, which are hanging wall to wall (great inspiration)....More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    2  Thank ASWolf
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2019

    thanks for your kind review

    Reviewed 25 February 2019

    This was one of the highlights of our time in Venice! My husband and I loved getting to make and decorate our masks with Georgio. He taught us all about the history of the masks and was very friendly and easy to talk to. We...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank Alexis T
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019

    Thanks for your kind review best

    Reviewed 11 January 2019

    My wife and I did this class on our trip to Venice. We had a wonderful time learning about the history of mask making, and all of the selection. In the end, the help Nicola gave us to make our masks look professional was spectacular.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    4  Thank cpieri27
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

    Thanks a lot for your kind review

    Reviewed 10 January 2019

    The mask making class was a lot of fun! My daughter and I were accompanied by her 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. We had a great time! The mask maker was very patient with the kids and we all ended up...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank gkrn52
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

    thanks for your kind review, regards

    Reviewed 31 May 2018

    This was a most unique and entertaining way to spend time in Venice. Nico was quite informative and helpful in the creation and completion of our masks. We were very pleased with our completed masks. The atmosphere was so old world which added to our...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    5  Thank Robert R
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    Yes, my kids did this activity and I could watch through the door while drinking a Prosecco in the courtyard at the restaurant next door. It was ideal.
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