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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 you’ll actually 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’ll 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


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this activity, and will treasure the masks we made. Great to learn the history of the masks too.

, Oct 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our mask decorating experience! I have 3 daughters, ages 15, 11 and 8. I wanted a souvenir that was also an experience. And I also wanted an activity that was more exciting for them than just another museum. This was perfect!!

, Oct 2018

We lived the mask painted no class. Giorgio was very attentive and helpful, and did a masterly job finishing our masks.

, Aug 2018

All of our family really enjoyed this activity and rated this the highlight of our day trip to Venice. It was lovely to have such a momento to take home and remind us of the day.

, Aug 2018

Brilliant! Excellent and so much fun! My family and I had a fantastic time selecting our mask and painting it in our choice of colours. Giovanni finished it off and embellished it to a fancy finish. He is personable, patient and generous with supplies. The shop is small so it was like a private group session. Highly recommended!

, Jul 2018

We had a wonderful session making our carnival masks and learned a bit about the owner's family's long history in the business of making carnival masks. It was interesting to see how the owner enhanced our masks, making them truly lovely. I now display the mask I made on a bookcase at my home.

, Jul 2018

Wonderful class! My children, husband and I all had a fantastic time making and painting our own mask. Now I truly appreciate the time and skill that is involved in creating such beautiful masks. Georgio and his son are wonderful, very kind and knowledgeable people, so glad we did it!!

, Jun 2018

This was lots of fun! You get to choose your mask we elected to just paint pre-prepared masks, not make our own as that is a two day process - and paint it any way you want. They assist with making adding some wow factor once you've gotten it painted. Takes about an hour to an hour and half - then about another 1/2 hour to dry before you can pick it up. Shop and business is family owned - really friendly and gave clear direction and assistance.

, 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 experience. It was amazing!

, May 2018

My gosh - WHAT an incredible experience! The shop owner was extremely generous with his time and answered my many questions about the process. I got to decorate my own mask since I had also done the mask creation previously. My mask is SO COOL! I loved every bit of this process. Highly recommended for children and adults alike!

Only thing I can't believe is the prices charged for the masks made by the artist - they are FAR too cheap for the amount of work they put in! It's really incredible...the masks are gorgeous and very inexpensive!

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