Learn how to make a traditional Venetian mask. Take part in a hands-on workshop in the heart of the San Polo district with an experienced mascareri. For centuries artisans have made these elaborate masks to wear during carnival season.
Discover more about the mask culture in Venice as your expert guide escorts you by foot, over the canal bridges, to the studio in the heart of this unique city. During your two-hour class, you’ll hear amazing stories of the Carnevale's history and learn more about its most popular characters; Arlecchino and Pulcinella, loved by children and adults alike. The workshop is an ideal experience for all the family to enjoy. Your mascareri will explain the meaning of the masks and the different colouring techniques used to express their creativity. Start the fun process of painting and decorating your mask with glitter, feathers, sequins, ribbons and fancy trimmings.
During carnival season, which runs from the end of January to Shrove Tuesday, you will find the workshops offering a vast array of designs. After your lesson, why not wear your unique creation back to your hotel and capture the moment on film to share with family and friends?
Additional notes about the tour
Before or after the mask-making workshop, you can take part in a walking tour of Venice with private guide. This will be an additional cost.