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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 22 July 2019

    My kids (9 and 12) both selected from a variety of masks, and were able to create their favorite souvenirs of the trip with the assistance of the instructor. Both my daughter (who is artistic) and my son (who constantly wants to be active) loved...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank littlewheelie2
    VENICETOURSS, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

    Dear, we really appreciate your review! Thank you very much! Best regards

    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    This was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy with my mother and teenage daughter. You choose the kind of mask you want and use acrylic to paint it. I was worried about my artistic abilities, but the shop is full of inspiration...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank jennifero868
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

    Many thanks for your kind review, and your comments are important to improve our service. Regards

    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    We’d been to Venice before and so wanted a different activity. This mask painting workshop was ideal. It’s fairly centrally located and run by a Venetian family business. There were just two of us and Nicolo was a patient tutor. Really great to leave with...More

    Thank mattgarvey
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

    Thanks a lot for your kind review regards

    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    Galasso Georgio has been a family business for 30 years. It is a small studio with seating for about four people . My sister and I received individual attention from Georgio in decorating our choices of Masques, and Georgio added the final touches of gold...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank RosemaryG173
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

    Thanks for your kind review best

    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    I did this with my 9 year old daughter and we had a lot of fun. The instructor (I wish I remembered his name) had everything all set up for us. He explained the process for us to paint and let us pick our style...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank michellebno
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

    thanks a lot for your kind review regards

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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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