Paint Your Own Venetian Mask

Price: $79.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 20 minute walk or a vaporetto (not included) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.

Paint Your Own Venetian Mask

During this small group experience you will participate in the centuries-old tradition of Venetian mask making. Masks have been worn in Italy since antiquity to protect the wearer's identity during business or promiscuous activities and, later, reemerged as the symbol of Carnevale, an annual hedonistic street fair and pageant. This fun, interactive and hands-on activity will also give you insight and knowledge into how the masks actually helped keep citizens on an equal playing field, as no faces meant everyone had a voice, and could use it without fear of reprisals.

In this workshop your local, skilled mask artisan will guide you step by step to bring your papier mache mask to life through the use of colorful acrylic paint and the addition of feathers, ribbons and sequins. Finish your unique piece with gold or silver paint, the perfect touch to connect you to the history and mystery of the masks and revelers gone by.

Sign up for this fun mask workshop now and bring out your inner Venetian with a mask you can wear with pride or display on your wall for years to come. This small group class will sell out fast, don't miss your spot!