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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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Venezia, Italy
Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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1 Adult2 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
  • Carnival mask-making class in Venice
  • Choose between a production or decoration class, or take both
  • Learn the ancient technique of making a papier-mâché mask (production class only)
  • Paint and decorate your mask, if you chose decoration class
  • Keep your mask after you create it
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Course of production (you will keep the produced mask) and/or Course of decoration (you will keep the decorated mask)
All necessary paints and supplies
Live commentary
Hotel pickup

Departure Point

S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Facing the Church of San Zulian, pass its façade on the left and you have reached “Campiello San Zulian”. The laboratory is in the opposite corner on your left.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is shared otherwise you choose the private option
  • 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)
  • If you book the Course of production and decoration: The mask needs 6 hours to dry therefore you have to book the decoration course 6 hours after the production course.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the workshop you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • 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.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class.
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class.
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you're looking for a personalized experience that is family friendly and memorable, choose this family owned adventure!" See review
  • "You are able to choose a mask and then take home your product." See review
  • "would highly recommend this activity, especially to families with children." See review


134 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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A wonderful time for adults and kids
, Jan 2022
I cannot say enough good things about this kind gentleman or his son. There was some mix-up initially, with the intermediary company, and he worked with us to make sure everything came off without a hitch. The masks are obviously not "master" creations, but that is because WE created them using his handmade paper mache "blanks" with some assistance from his son applying the final decoration. He worked with all of us, including our kids, to help pick out, and properly paint, carnival masks, He explained what the different masks meant in different periods. A bit of history mixed in with artistic creation, and he is an artist. An excellent experience, because he and his son worked to make it excellent.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for your kind review.
Best Painting Class!!
, Dec 2021
Hands down this has been one of the best experiences in Venice! Our mask came out amazing and the instructor was very knowledgeable about Venetian history and the role of the mask in Venice. Couldn’t have asked for a better time and it was so relaxing. Exactly what we needed!! We also purchased beautiful masks to take back home with us to U.S. please book, you would not regret it!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for your kind review
So fun Must do!
, Oct 2021
I enjoyed it making the mask. I got a little direction from the maestro about color combinations and he penciled in a design for me. Then he told me the history of masks in Venice and how he came to this profession. It was a great experience. I would recommend this activity to anyone - young and old, craftsy or not.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review
Great time - was great to...
, Oct 2021
Great time - was great to hear the background and history while painting. Would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind review.
, Aug 2021
Giorgio was truly a master of his craft! So kind and patient! Painting the masks was so fun! You get to choose your own mask and he gives you tips on how to paint it! Learning about the history was also amazing! I will never forget what he said about the female masks! You will NOT regret this activity! I LOVED it! My mask came out beautiful as well! I would 100% do this again and bring all my friends!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear, thank you very much for your kind review. Best regards
Creative, Fun and Safe
, Aug 2021
We had a wonderful time making masks. It was a great experience to have in Venice with a master maker. The shop was cosy and felt very safe with good covid protocols. I’d absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to have a unique, creative experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review. best regards
Great fun for adults and kids!!!
, Oct 2020
If you’re on the fence about this, do it anyways. We travelled with a six year old (take that for what it is worth) and The tour guide was able to span both adult and kiddo attention spans. He was super patient with us, told us a small history lesson of the masks, as well as gave some helpful hints about where to go locally (since we live close by). Would definitely recommend to everyone we run into. A family run business that needs to extend to the next generation
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Dear, thank you very much for the review! Best regards
Mask painting
, Aug 2020
Lovely activity to do with my daughter. A little expensive maybe (totalled £100 for 2 masks), but something fun for children to do whilst in venice with their parents.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear, thank you very much best regards
Our girls LOVE their Masks!
, Jul 2020
Giorgio was amazing with our two girls (ages 12 & 14). They had a great time selecting the style of mask, designing and painting the masks. Giorgio was very patient and did a beautiful job of decorating the masks after the girls painted them - he used glitter. There was air conditioning in the tiny workshop too - which was very nice. I sat at the restaurant outside his door and read and had a glass of wine while I waited - it was nice b/c I could watch in the window or sit in the little workshop. The masks were ready to take away with us when we left - we let them dry in the hotel room the rest of the day just to be sure. Thank you so much - the girls LOVE their masks!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Dear, thank you very much for the nice review! Giorgio will be glad to read such lovely words! Best regards
Beautiful masks
, Jul 2020
It was a perfect experience!! The masks turned out so great and Giorgio and his son were perfect. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Dear, thank you very much! Best regards

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