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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class provided by Venice Tours

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
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. We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
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Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Marco 596 Venetian Masks
    S. Marco, 596, 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.
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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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    Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano)
  • You'll end at
    San Marco 596 Venetian Masks
    S. Marco, 596, 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.
    See address & details
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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
  • The tour is shared otherwise you choose the private option
  • 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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AmandaW wrote a review Oct 2020
Naples, Italy40 contributions6 helpful votes
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My daughter and I took this class together and we had a fabulous time! Nicolo was extremely nice and explained the history of the masks and all about different parts of Venetian culture and life to us in great detail! He truly has a passion for his craft. Our masks turned out
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Dear, thank you very much for the nice review! Best regards
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Rich M wrote a review Sep 2020
Chippenham, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
Set off a small square not far from San Marco, this shop is easy to miss at first glance. A small note in the window and stands outside of the shop with masks drying is the only indication that you're at the right place. I think this only adds to the charm though, you're not
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Dear, thank you very much for your lovely and detalied review. Giorgio, the mask master, will be glad to read such nice compliments. Best regards
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Adam T wrote a review Sep 2020
Stuttgart, Germany47 contributions5 helpful votes
All my daughter wanted to do was buy a mask when we stumbled on this shop as part of a tour. Came back the next day and had an incredible time with Master Giorgio. Both my 9 and 5 year old loved it. They got to pick their mask then paint and decorate it. Plan an hour or two
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Dear, thank you very much. We are happy that you and your children enjoyed the class. Best regards
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Explorer796757 wrote a review Aug 2020
Kaysersberg, France3 contributions
I took this workshop with my 7 year old daughter and it was tremendous fun. Master Giorgio lets you pick a mask form, explaining each one patiently (my daughter picked the cat and I the swan), then you get started right away and paint it as you like. While the first coat dries,
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Dear, thank you very much! Best regards
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Anne B wrote a review Aug 2020
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution
This was absolutely incredible! I was a bit worried because I booked a ticket for my family including my 6 year old daughter (thinking she might be too young)- , Gorgio was so kind and very patient and allowed her to be as creative as she would like. My 8 year old daughter loved
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Dear, what a great review! The master would be glad to read it. best regards
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  • Duration: 1h
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