Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

From $67.62 per person

Make or paint your own Carnival mask at a unique class in Venice. Learn more about ancient techniques as you put your new skills to the test to produce a stunning mask to keep and take home.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Spanish, English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn how to make or paint your own Venice Carnival mask
  • Get an insight into the traditions of Carnival
  • Take home your mask as a unique keepsake
Full description
Create your own unique keepsake of Venice at a Carinval mask-making workshop. Choose from 2 different options on the day of the workshop and learn about the ancient techniques of creating masks from papier-mâché. Get interesting information about the use of masks in Venice during previous centuries. Then, return to the laboratory after a few hours to collect your unadorned mask once it has had time to dry off. Alternatively, discover how to paint and decorate your own mask with an experienced instructor. Choose a mask to decorate and to keep as a very special souvenir.
  • All necessary paints and supplies
  • Class in making or decorating a paper-mâché mask
  • The mask you made or decorated to keep
  • Diploma of participation
  • Apron
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Campiello San Zulian 596, Venice. When your facing the entrance of San Zulian Church turn left onto a narrow street. You will then see the small square where the mask atelier is located.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • There is a maximum of 6 persons per tour
    • Appropriate clothing for painting is suggested
    • If you are less than 6 people, the tour is not considered private but is shared with guests not belonging to the same party. The tour could be bilingual
    • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the days after, otherwise it will be refunded)
    • Please note that you will be able to take your own mask after 6 hours only (it is the necessary time the mask needs to dry)
    • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 285 reviews

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    There were three of us with our daughter (10 years old) to create masks in the small studio for Veneto Masks at Campiello San Zulian 596, a characteristic central place in the San Marco area. After a short, good and friendly introduction by the boss about the craftsmanship, accompanied by lots of interesting information about the masks and the history of Venice, we were able to lend a hand ourselves and let our imagination run wild. It was a lot of fun and the masks turned out great!

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    October 11, 2020

    Great experience, workshop done on 02.24.20 with our 9, 11 and 13 year old children were delighted and delighted to have made their own mask on the advice of the two speakers (family Ets: father and son). We chose the type of mask we wanted to paint and the colors of the paints. Regarding the arabesques, it is the son who made them. We came back the next day to collect them once they were completely dry. It was great, thank you again for this pleasant time spent together, too bad we could not put pictures of the masks.

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    March 12, 2020

    La actividad está muy bien. Pintas tu propia máscara y es entretenido, sobretodo para hacer con niños. A parte de las cuatro indicaciones para pintar la máscara, estando en un taller, añoré que me contaran de donde viene la tradición de las máscaras, como trabajan los artesanos en su día a día... Que pusieran en contexto la actividad estaría muy bien.

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    February 20, 2020

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