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The Carnival Of Venice

Make your own carnival mask in the comfort of a private mask-making workshop.
Hands on Workshop
2 hours
Art workshops
Local Customs & Traditions

Meet your private, experienced art teacher and follow their instructions in order to make the fanciest carnival mask.
This fun-filled hands-on workshop is held in a private atelier in the heart of Venice. After a brief introduction on the history of Carnival masks and what they each represent, each member of your family will choose a mask style made in paper-maché: will it be the leper doctor with its traditional long nose, or something a little more discreet?
You will have all the material at your disposal to decorate your mask: feathers, glitter, paint etc.
After this 2-hour workshop, you will walk away with your own self-made carnival mask.
If you want to know more about the Carnival, why not go for our Carnival of Venice & Museum tour, which includes a privately guided visit of the Ca’Rezzonico museum, one of Venice’s most impressive museums.

This tour is available in the following languages : English, Italian

Meeting Point: A mask workshop in Venice
Finish: A mask workshop in Venice

6 years
2 Hours
A private, experienced art teacher and carnival mask maker
A private workshop
All the decoration options: paper-maché mask, feathers, glitter, paint etc.
A self-made mask for each member of the family
Transfer to and from the mask workshop
Snacks and drinks (excluding water)
Tips and purchases such as souvenirs
The importance of Carnival in Venice in the 18th century and nowadays
The significance of each mask style

Is this a private activity?

It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones in the art workshop, along with your private art teacher (and an assistant).

Do the parents participate?

Of course! Everyone will be creating their own carnival mask. That is the fun part!

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

Yes, younger children are welcome to participate, but our teacher is not a babysitter, so the parents should keep a very close eye on what the child is doing.

Can I choose any type of mask and decoration?

Yes! Unlike other Carnival mask ateliers, you will be able to choose the type of mask you want to decorate and use all the decoration options that exist. Like this, you are sure to have the most beautiful and stylish mask!

Do I need to bring special material?

No! You don’t need to bring anything as all the material is prepared for you.

Are we leaving the workshop with anything?

Of course, you will leave the workshop with your masks. They are light and easy to carry, unless you want to wear them when hopping onto the plane! (not recommended though)

Will my teenage kids like the activity?

Yes, definitely. Everyone loves this activity. It is both interesting and fun, and the result is usually mind-blowing in terms of beauty.
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