|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. Firstly, participants are given information about the history and use of Venetian masks. We will highlight the incredible meaning and use of masks for Venetians in the past centuries.
During the second part of the workshop, participants experience the hands-on decorative part. Participants are presented with professional and original decorative techniques to paint their masks with. Nevertheless, these techniques are easily reproducible, and they will be shown step by step by our expert teachers.
We are extremely attentive to the needs of our participants and we always make sure we meet their requests (e.i time restrictions, content variation…). At the end of the workshop, participants are often surprised by their artistic accomplishment. Tour operators that engage with our Venetian Mask Decorating course receive high marks in customer satisfaction.
Course structure - theoretical introduction (25 - 30 minutes)
1. Explanation of how to make an authentic Venetian mask with the original technique.
We show the
2. Explanation of the use of masks in Venice.
We present the most significant Venetian masks: the "Bautta" and the "Moretta".
Relying on many examples hanging from the walls, we explain the 12 decorative techniques participants can choose from.
1. Participants choose their mask and decorative approach.
There are over 60 different models of Venetian masks to choose from including traditional masks,