- Participants choose two masks per person.
They are all handmade paper-mache masks produced.
- Short and interesting presentation on the history and tradition of Venetian masks.
The historical introduction is adapted on a case-by-case basis. For example, if small children take the course, we can include historical information for adults during the hands-on part of the experience, avoiding younger participants getting bored. On the contrary, we can provide more in-depth information if the group ask questions or it is interested in specific aspects of the historic Venetian masked life.
- Decoration of the chosen masks.
Since there are two masks per person, participants can experiment more than one technique and decorative style.
- End of the course.
Participants can take home their customized masks, which will be dry, well wrapped and ready to be transported.
Differences with large group courses
A tailored experience: This is probably the most important difference. When we give courses to small groups or families, the setting is more intimate as it is a private experience.
Two masks instead of one: to families and small groups, we are able to provide one additional mask of their choice. In this way, they will have the chance to experiment with two different decoration techniques.
Additional decoration techniques: for families and small groups, we can teach techniques that cannot be shown to larger groups because of time constraints.
Extra materials: participants have access to special materials such as natural feathers, rhinestones, trimmings, and more which we are not able to provide to large-sized groups.
Duration: although we provide participants with two instead of one mask, the course lasts two hours instead of two and a half. This is due to the high intensive work possible thanks to the restricted number of people.