Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

From US$ 64.65 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
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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Spanish, English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 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
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions

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

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    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 318 reviews

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    I visited the studio with our son (9). The atmosphere there alone makes you feel creative. The instructions from Giorgio and his son were very good and adapted. It was a lot of fun for my son and the conversation with Giorgio was really great. We would love to come back!

    October 14, 2021

    Een kleinschalig familie bedrijf (ouders en zoon) die al generaties lang maskers maken op de ambachtelijke manier. Een mooie introductie tot de geschiedenis achter de maskers, voor onze 2 dochters (9 en 10) was het erg fijn om creatief bezig te zijn. Het resultaat is echt heel mooi, ook omdat de maskermaker mee helpt. We hebben nog een extra masker gekocht voor onze zoon van 12, die niet mee kon doen door Covid restricties. En daarop krijg je dan weer korting omdat je de workshop hebt gedaan. :-)

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    August 23, 2021

    Very great experience! Very relaxed athmosphere and endearing shop. Our instructor was very skilled and we had a great conversation. The masks we made are good souveniers and you can buy the beautiful ones he makes for a descount. We also got a few tips about where to go and what to see in Venice. Definitely recommended!

    August 10, 2021

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