Carnival masks creation

The Venetian carnival has born in 1094 and it’s still charectarized by colurful mascs of any kind. Thanks to anonymity guaranteed by the masks, the social class division was canceled and thederision of the authorities was admitted.

Oficially the Carnival’s origin is attributed to the necessity of the Serene Republic of Venice to garant to the population (mainly the poorer part of it) a period totally dedicatred to leisure; but according to some myths, the carnival has been wanted by some powerful merchants for  some “regulations”.


This course gonna occupy a period of 5 days, for partecipating there is no need to have any kind of experience with modeling or painting, this cours is meant to be a basic-skill course for anyone who wants to approach the wonderful world of the mask creation



Day 1:

Arrival and accomodation in the rooms, first meeting with the teacher

Day 2:

Masks and venetian storytellers’ history, introduction to the materials and their preparation

Day 3:

Paperwork construction tecnique on Venetian original mold

Day 4:

Plastering and painting the masc, gold-leaf and silver-leaf application

Day 5:

Visit to the master’s workshop


For infos and enrollment to the course, please contact us on:

Request the special rate for partners and accompanists!

Teacher: Giorgio Galasso

At the end of the course you would realize two masks with two different metods, in resin and gold and silver-leaf, that you can bring home as a memory of the experience


Minimum 5 coursists

Maximum 10 coursists

Partecipation fee in single room: 650 euros

Partecipation fee in double room: 550 euros

The partecipation fee includes:

The use of equipment

Materials for masks’ creation

5 nights stay at the hotel

Buffet breakfast

Payment: 30% at the confirmation (can be refunded 30 days before arrival); 30 days before arrival the number of partecipants will be check and in case of insufficent number of coursists the confirmation fee would be totally refunded.

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