|This course lasts a maximum of two and a half hours and is held at one of our workshops, giving participants something more than simple entertainment. The information presented at the start on techniques and on the history of Venetian masks is interesting and stimulates the mind. The hands-on practical part involving the mask decoration is engaging in an emotional, creative way and it is highly memorable.
We would never completely set aside the history of Venetian masks and explaining their incredible meaning. This is one of the main benefits of our mask decoration course and what makes it stand out. But we are also very flexible and attentive to the needs of our groups including the amount of time available. We pride ourselves on working with tour operators and travel agencies in the most flexible way possible.
The mask decoration techniques that we present are authentic ones used by master craftsmen, not watered down. But they are easy to apply. You do not need to be a seasoned Venetian mask expert to use them. This gives everybody the chance to obtain the results they want. These styles and techniques are also flexible so there is every opportunity to make adjustments right up to the end. With the help of our world-class instructors, for every mistake, there is always a fix.
In the beginning, many are afraid they're not capable at decorating a Venetian mask but they are soon surprised from their own result. It's why we can say 'satisfaction guaranteed'.
The techniques and styles presented in this course have been perfected over many years. They are relatively easy to perform but not banal at all so that participants can really feel like master craftsmen. At the end of the experience, everyone is happy, even proud of their artistic accomplishment. Tour operators that engage our Venetian mask making course receive high marks in customer satisfaction.
Course structure - theory (20 - 30 minutes)
1. Explanation of how to make an authentic Venetian mask according to age-old methods
Relying on many examples hanging from the walls, we explain the 12 decorative techniques participants can choose from.
1. Participants choose their own mask and decorative approach
There are over 60 different models of Venetian masks to choose from including traditional masks, fantasy masks, masks for men or women, children or adults, etc. All Venetian masks used are handmade from real