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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.06
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$70.06
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Create your glass artwork: private lesson with local artisan

Create your glass artwork: private lesson with local artisan

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Get hands-on experience with one-to-one guidance during a private glassmaking lesson. Discover the secrets of Murano glassmaking techniques from one of the most renowned craftsmen of Venice. The 90-minute workshop includes all materials—including your own marvelous glass artwork to take home—plus a 10 percent discount on glassworks from the artist.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.97
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Watercolors in Venice: painting class with famous artist

Watercolors in Venice: painting class with famous artist

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Take a break from the usual sightseeing and snapping photos in Venice with this special experience that allows you to be an artist for the day. A local Venetian artist takes you to find the ideal corner of the city to paint, where you can create your own artwork with watercolors.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.20
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Venice Private Mask Workshop

Venice Private Mask Workshop

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For this private mask-decorating workshop in Venice, arrive at a traditional atelier, and get a blank sand-colored mask that’s ready for your artist eye. Use feathers, sequins, and other materials to make a masterpiece. Your guide will share facts about the history of mask making and can also show you some great techniques to use. Afterward, you’ll get to bring home your decorated mask.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.18
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Venice glassblowing - Small group

Venice glassblowing - Small group

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Learn the secrets of glassblowing during this activity in Venice. On the island of Murano, visit the Glass Factory Showroom near St Mark's Square to see examples of this highly specialized glass art, beloved by collectors the world over. Learn about this technique's origins in the Roman Empire from you guide, then watch a glassblowing demonstration by a Master Artisan. Walk away with a small Murano glass souvenir.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$11.06
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Mask Workshop - Paint your own Venetian mask

Mask Workshop - Paint your own Venetian mask

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Venetian masks have a long and storied history: during the republic’s heyday, they were used to conceal the identities of residents who engaged in decadent activities. In their masks, peasants and noblemen were equal. Make your own Venetian mask (yours to keep), adorned with sequins, ribbons, and other fineries, under the tutelage of a local artist. All materials are provided.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.78
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Basic course of artistic serigraphy

Basic course of artistic serigraphy

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Fallani Venezia is a craft laboratory of artistic serigraphy, active since 1968 in the heart of the city of Venice. Print high quality editions, making available their technical expertise and sensitivity, managing to interpret and translate into graphics the different expressive languages of painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, street artists, graphic designers and designers. Gianpaolo Fallani inherits the passion for screen-printing from his father Fiorenzo, who has collaborated with over 200 artists from all over the world and for whom he has made more than 1000 editions. Commission-based printing continues, also offering workshops and residences of various levels that invite the artist to learn about and experience the versatility and potential of this printing technique. In 2018 Gianpaolo received the recognition of MAM Maestro d'Arte and Mestiere and participated in Doppia Firma and Homo Faber.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.32
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Up Close with Murano Glassblowing Demonstration

Up Close with Murano Glassblowing Demonstration

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Visit the must-see Murano glass factory during this tour in Venice. With a guide providing insightful commentary, you'll learn all about the glassblowing process. Watch a demonstration of the art itself by a master craftsman, then hit the gift shop for some discounted souvenirs.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.15
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Withlocals Venetian Curiosities Room Virtual Experience

Withlocals Venetian Curiosities Room Virtual Experience

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Get prepared for a trip to Venice ahead of time or just soak in the city’s history during this live, virtual experience led by a Venice local. Your guide teaches you about the past and present of Venice as you hear about what it’s like to live in the City of Canals. Plus, since this experience runs in real time, you can interact with your guide just like you would if you were to meet in person.
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  • 1 hour
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$115.53
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Venice Gondola Ride & Magic glassblowing

Venice Gondola Ride & Magic glassblowing

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Enjoy two quintessential Venetian experiences on this combo glassblowing and gondola tour. Watch a master artisan transform molten glass into unique and delicate art at a factory showroom near St. Mark's Square. Then, cruise through the city's famous waterways on a gondola ride that takes you along the most beautiful stretch of the Grand Canal and past landmarks like Teatro La Fenice and the Punta della Dogana while listening to audio commentary.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.70
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Glass Lampwork workshop and walking tour in Murano: create your own bead!

Glass Lampwork workshop and walking tour in Murano: create your own bead!

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Get ready to discover the Murano island, witnessing artistry in action in its glass factories, experiencing the lampwork tradition by creating your own Venetian bead and visiting the Byzantine-style 12th century mosaics of its churches. You will have a personal glass lampwork workshop, in which you will create your own Venetian bead, keeping alive a 17th century artistic practice. We will visit the oldest glass factory in the world active since 1295 and see how tradition is combined with contemporary design and creativity. We will stroll around Murano, discovering some hidden gems like its churches and walking through off-the-beaten paths.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.65
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Venice Private Mask Workshop - Create our Mask

Venice Private Mask Workshop - Create our Mask

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Live the experience … turn yourself into a “mascarer” and create your own mask! Our workshop will allow you to take home your own creation. The charm of the paper to cut and shape inside the ancient stone molds. The expert craftsman who guides you and helps you to turn simple pieces of paper into a mask. Enjoy the magic of handmade creation. We will teach you to decorate your mask using the techniques and materials we use too. Your base of true paper mache will become your masterpiece. You will use fabric, colors, svarowski crystals, gold leaf, feathers. … Two hours of pure magic to give you the satisfaction to say…”I’ve made it !!! The Creation of the mask wiull be done in two days. In the first one you will create your mask in two hours of time. The next day you will decorate it in others two hours of time!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.49
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ABC Mask Decoration Courses

ABC Mask Decoration Courses

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The ABC course is equally suitable for all ages. Thanks to the various decorative techniques available, children can independently participate from 4 years upwards. Adults can experiment with different types of professional decorations.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.06
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Venice Kids Mask Making Workshop

Venice Kids Mask Making Workshop

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Kids will love learning about the mysteries of Venice's Carnevale, while creating a wonderful souvenir! Our activity is set in the Giardini area of Venice, a fun off-the-beaten path location for kids to run around and explore Venice at their own level.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$332.19
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Venetian mask workshop with a local artisan

Venetian mask workshop with a local artisan

Meet a local mask artisan in Venice. Enter his atelier and learn all about this traditional Venetian craft. He will teach you how to create your own original maks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.88
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Workshop on Lampworking & hot glass bead making

Workshop on Lampworking & hot glass bead making

* Discover the ancient ‘lamp-working’ technique to handcraft Venetian beads * Enter a wonderful workshop using real Murano glass * Learn how to make amazing fashion jewels using thousand-year-old materials * Make yourself a gift that will last forever * Join the tour and contribuite to preserve a colorful and fascinating tradition * Become a glass bead maker for a day
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.30
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Molten glass magic - Glassblowing class

Molten glass magic - Glassblowing class

Come on in and get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing. This sample class is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with melted glass while making your very own souvenir. You will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, and then control and shape it. You will realize that crafting autentic Murano glass is not easy task and that’s why it does not come cheap. Furthermore, with your own trophy in your hand, you will have the proof that each piece is unique, meaning that small imperfections are an integral part of the value of the object. Finally, if your own production is not enough for you, you will have a huge amount of woderful items of display to choose among!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$688.27
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Venice Carnival: Paint your own Mask

Venice Carnival: Paint your own Mask

Enjoy a carnival workshop in Piazza San Marco with local artists that will help you to paint your own mask! Live the Venice Carnival as a protagonist personalizing your mask to dress during this special period! The professional Venetian mask painters will make your painting experience truly memorable! They will guide you step by step in a funny way how to paint your own mask. You’ll learn how to paint a mask made with the Venetian techniques. A unique artistic experience to be experienced at least once in your life! You’ll bring at home your personal mask as a special souvenir. If you are a painting lover, you would love discovering more about the Venice carnival and its secrets. The activity takes place in a historical Renaissance Palace: The Prisons Palace, close to Piazza San Marco.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.29
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Byzantine Mosaics of St Marks Revealed | LivTalks On-demand with Sabrina

Byzantine Mosaics of St Marks Revealed | LivTalks On-demand with Sabrina

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This LivTalk recording is on demand, meaning it is available and ready when you are! This 45 minute webinar recording will give you an overview how women have shaped the collection of art throughout the Louvre Museum (and beyond), and how they have been viewed throughout history in terms of artistry.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.29
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Jewish Ghetto in Venice, From Past to Present | LivTalks On Demand with Matteo

Jewish Ghetto in Venice, From Past to Present | LivTalks On Demand with Matteo

This LivTalk is On-demand, meaning it is available and ready when you are! This 45 minute LivTalks recording will give you an overview of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, how it came to be, how it survived and thrived over the centuries and its importance to Venetian heritage today.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.29
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Carnivaling - carnival pastry making and mask painting (tour to Murano included)

Carnivaling - carnival pastry making and mask painting (tour to Murano included)

Frittelle are the most famous dolci or sweets of Venice Carnival. Frittelle come in a variety of styles, both filled and unfilled. The very traditional “Veneziana” has no filling, but just raisins and pine nuts mixed into the fairly heavy dough. After frying, the frittelle are rolled in granulated sugar. Frittelle are followed closely in popularity by galani: puff pastries made of eggs, flour, sugar and butter that are cut in stripes and fried in boiling oil. At the end of the cooking, when they are crispy, they are dried and covered with powdered sugar. Frittelle and galani begin showing up everywhere during the weeks leading up to Carnival. When Carnival is over, frittelle and galani disappear from the store windows as quick as a flash. So the rule is: grab frittelle and galani when they are available or learn how to cook them yourself! BUT Carnival is much more: it is also masks. So why don’t you paint your own after all this hard cooking and eating work?
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  • 4 hours
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$368.72
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Venice Family Murano Tour with Glass Beads Kids Art Workshop

Venice Family Murano Tour with Glass Beads Kids Art Workshop

Your family will enjoy visiting a typical Murano glass-blowing studio. With the help of our docents, you will discover how master craftsmen create beautiful hand-blown glass on the island of Murano for centuries (2 hrs.). Afterwards, parents can enjoy a leisurely aperitivo (aperitif on their own) or a stroll while your kids learn about the art of glass blowing and create original works using hand blown Venetian glass beads (1.5 hrs.). All materials included. Vaporetto tickets to Murano Island not included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$623.99
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Meet gondola’s craftsman: creation of the Forcola

Meet gondola’s craftsman: creation of the Forcola

Amazing experience with Piero Dri, one of the few artisans that still creates the famous gondola’s Forcola: a type of rowlock used by the gondolier to move the special boat along the waterways and the Canal Grande. Each fórcola is a unique piece since it is specifically designed for its personal gondolier according to his height and rowing needs. Meet Piero in his workshop in the heart of Venice (5 minutes from Rialto Bridge) and starts the lesson where he’ll show all the procedure to create this magic item: from the beginning to the end. During the experience he will narrate history, secrets and legends of gondolas and the Venetian gondoliers! In front of your eyes the master artisan creates this unique Venetian artwork that has the actual shape after centuries of experimentation A unique experience to live Venice as a local discovering the legendary art of making a Forcola.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.12
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Live carnival mask workshop at home

Live carnival mask workshop at home

An engaging on-line class where you can talk and interact with the artist. Giorgio, the mask master, will help to create your carnival mask directly at your home! Enjoy the amazing online lesson with Giorgio that make a 1-hour class explaining history and secrets of the Venetian Carnival Mask and their use in the past. After the short introduction, you will start to paint your mask following the instructions of the master in order to create a unique mask personalized in according to your wishes. It’s a lesson where you can talk and discuss with the mask masters as you were in their workshop in Venice! If you want to receive two white masks to paint during the class, please write us and we will send you in 7 days for € 25.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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