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Create your Venice carnival mask!

Venice, Italy

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Experience hosted by Giorgio

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

I will welcome and prepare you for the amazing experience, providing a typical working apron. On the table there will be all the tools and colors to personalize your own mask. The experience starts with the choice of the mask to paint and decorate: there many different kinds and you can choose the one you prefer. During the activity I will teach you the technique of painting in according to the ancient venetian traditions. The mask realized by you will be a unique and exclusive piece of local handicraft that you will bring at your home!
I will welcome and prepare you for the amazing experience, providing a typical working apron. On the table there will be all the tools and colors to personalize your own mask. The experience starts with the choice of the mask to paint and decorate: there many different kinds and you can choose the one you prefer. During the activity I will teach you the technique of painting in according to the ancient venetian traditions. The mask realized by yo…

Giorgio's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Colors and papier-mache

    Apron
    Diploma of participation
From $70
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person
Fri, Nov 27
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person
Sat, Nov 28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person

Meet your host, Giorgio

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 359 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Giorgio Galasso, born at the end of 50’s on the island of Giudecca, historical district of Venice. I decided to turn my passion for carnival masks into a profession and I opened my workshop. My aim is sharing with the visitors the art of the masks through the decoration and creation of these handcrafted artworks.
In the workshop, from a few steps to St. Mark’s Square, I and my son Niccolo’ carry on this ancient tradition, proud to share and transmit this fascinating and ancient profession.
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Where you'll be

We will enjoy this wonderful experience in my workshop, full of colors, masks and happiness! It is in a small and picturesque square close to Saint Mark’s Square

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 359 reviews.

Tille
September 2020
Heel leuke ervaring, had duidelijke kennis van zaken ... Unieke plaats zoals het moet zijn in Venetië.
Michael
July 2020
Great experience. Giorgio was able to help everyone make a great mask and was really good and helpful with my 6 year old.
Jake
July 2020
Wow! Where to begin... Once we found it, Nicolo welcomed us with open arms. After some conversation in his beautiful and cozy laboratory, we got to pick from a nice selection of mask styles and get to work. He gave a quick tutorial and some guidance on how to organise our ideas and we were off. The acrylic paint dried quickly so we were able to make two coats and then Nicolo helped us put the finishing touches on with plaster and glitter. Wow! Watching Nicolo put a few finishing touches on our masks transformed them from average to spectacular! Truly watching a master in action. Once in a lifetime experience, and these masks are going to be family heirlooms. Under Nicolo's guidance, we made real beautiful masks that look as good or better than the ones on the street.
Wow! Where to begin... Once we found it, Nicolo welcomed us with open arms. After some conversation in his beautiful and cozy laboratory, we got to pick from a nice selection of ma…
Mariyana
February 2020
We had a great time but the size of the group was too big for the atelie. Additionally, we started the workshop with 30 minutes delay.
Francesca
February 2020
Giorgio is really nice person and a real artist. We had a nice talk and has a supercool international background. Made look the masks we made a unique peace of art with his final artistic touch. If you want to have an unique experience and a supercool souvenir, this is the perfect experience for you... we had a photoshoot after it and the masks looked supercool!
Giorgio is really nice person and a real artist. We had a nice talk and has a supercool international background. Made look the masks we made a unique peace of art with his final a…
Colleen
February 2020
What a wonderful experience to be able to go home with our own personalized masks. It was an intimate setting and we had a lot of fun picking out and painting our masks and they helped us to add the finishing touches to make them look professional! Highly recommend!
What a wonderful experience to be able to go home with our own personalized masks. It was an intimate setting and we had a lot of fun picking out and painting our masks and they he…

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, Nov 27
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    $70 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Nothing