🏨 Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy Activity - Travel Guide

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy

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From $62.40

212 reviews   (4.76)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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If you want to live a real experience in the heart of Venice that's the right choice!

A Venetian Master Artisan will explain to you, in 1 hour course, the traditional art of decorating a mask, an artistic personal event which will make you live the preparation for the Venetian Carnival.

Create your own unique masterpiece and following your artistic streak, a special memory of an amazing experience and keep your artistic creation of the most emblematic icon of Venice!    

An unconventional and handcrafted moment to live with your family or friends!

What's Included

All necessary paints and supplies

Course of decoration (you will keep the decorated mask)

Live commentary

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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)

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

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.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano)
The mask workshop is just behind the marvelous church of San Zulian

• Admission Ticket Free


Creative Family Activity
Catherine_D, 19-12-2022
Wonderful and creative way to spend the morning. The children loved it, as did the adults. Unique experience!
Fun experience
Sherlyn_L, 07-12-2022
Amazing experience, the owner was really friendly and very skilled. Beautiful handmade art pieces which you can take home for a discounted price when you are participant of this workshop. Great hands-on experience for both kids and adults, and if you are looking for a momento
One of a Kind Creations
MadelineMurtin, 15-11-2022
So much fun! My husband and I had a fantastic time creating our own masks and watching the instructors embellish our creations, bring them to life. Once in a life time experience and good for all ages.
Fun activity
Roxy_S, 09-11-2022
Venetian mask making has been one of my favorite activities while I was in Venice (and just Italy in general). The workshop owner was very kind and very helpful. It was a fun way to learn about the culture in Venice!
Wonderful experience, enriching, short but thoroughly fun!
Eric_B, 06-01-2023
I HIGHLY recommend this experience. I was in Venice for a little less than a week and when you have so much to see, time is of a essence. Nicolas was great, very nice and explanatory, fun to talk to and candid. This experience gives you a taste of Venice of the old days during the Venetian Mask Carnival, at their shop and with your own touch, don't worry they won't let you walk out without a nice piece of Art with a touch of your own, which -YES- it's included! My advice is that you wait until you go here so that you buys all the masks your heart desires and use the discount they typically give you for signing up for a class (in addition to the included mask you made you get to take home free to you, don't let anyone want to buy it from you, it happens!). Any additional masks you buy, they can nicely pack for you. Most will be very resistible because most have hard materials inside like wire and paper mache center, it will make your trip. I took mine in my carry-on, though, and put small garments around it for extra cushion. Go, what are you waiting for? They have limited space. ~Eric S. from Texas, USA. (I was there the third week of December, 2022).
So much fun!!! Do it if you can!!!
stefunkah, 31-12-2022
I did it with my 10 year old and 5 year old siblings and it was so fun. First you choose a mask to paint (there is a good variety), then choose some colours, the man will rule the mask up for you and you paint! The people are very helpful and explain everything very well. When you have finished painting your instructor will ask if you want gold, silver or white decorations (depending on the colours you pick to paint your mask) and will paint on some beautiful little decorations. Totally recommend, do it if you can!!!
Small but lovely
H9704SIcj, 11-11-2022
The facilitator knew his history but the could use more room. There was 2 couples and we could barely move.