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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class provided by Venice Tours

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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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Overview
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.
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San Marco 596 Venetian Masks
S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyFacing 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.
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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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You'll end at
San Marco 596 Venetian Masks
S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyFacing 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.
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
San Marco 596 Venetian Masks, S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Karolyn M wrote a review Feb 2020
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It was a nice small group with a good selection of mask types and paints to choose from. We learned a little bit about the history of the masks. The work shop also sold masks so was busy with customers too impacting a bit on the amount of help we were able to get. However we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear, thank you for the review, we will take note about your suggestion. Best regards
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PurpleLady28 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom20 contributions31 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our weekend trip to Venice. An authentic shop decorating authentic paper mache masks. The class takes place in same. The instructor and his boys were super informative. I wouldn't think too much about whether to book this. Just do it!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear, thank you very much. The mask master will be glad to hear such nice words. Best regards
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Shaun H wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was absolutely incredible! An intimate atmosphere with master maker/decorators (Gorgio, his wife and their son) in their shop. Guided through each process and never made to feel rushed. Not only did we leave with our beautiful masks that we decorated but I also bought a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear, Thank you for your lovely review. Best regards
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Lana B wrote a review Feb 2020
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The mask making was amazing. We got to choose from loads of different shapes and we were given guidance on traditional design as well as colours, although you could do whatever design you wanted. They were very friendly and this workshop is perfect for both children and adults.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear, What a Great review! Best regards
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Elizabeth L wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions7 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed making our masks and learning about Venetian culture. The hosts were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. You can collect your mask the following day or have it shipped home. Very convenient. Highly recommend trying this experience!
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Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear, thank you very much for the wonderfull review! Best regards
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