Mini Course of Decoration of Two Papier-Mache Masks

Venice, Italy
per person 50
Mini Course of Decoration of Two Papier-Mache Masks
  • Beginner
  • Women
  • 2 hours
  • English
  • 55%
    45%
    Fun
    Learn

Description

Masks to be decorated: 2 per person, chosen from 45 different models, all hand-made out of papier-mâché

Decoration techniques used: 8 different techniques to choose from, including the chance to add feathers and sequins to finish off the mask.

Objectives:

  • To explain the ancient technique of making a Venetian papier-mâché mask
  • To provide important historical information on the use of masks in Venice during past centuries.
  • To freely decorate two papier-mâché masks with our expert guidance

THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION

By the end, we guarantee to have taught you about the fascinating role Masks have played in Venetian life in an entertaining and immersive way.

  1. Explanation of the creation of a typical Venetian mask and the ancient techniques used to make it.
  2. A description of the use of masks in Venice with an explanation of the most significant model, the “Bautta" and the second most important, the “Moretta".

    The story of Venetian Masks is totally unique, they began life at the fringes of the Carnival bu

Location

via Dorsoduro 3215

CA'MACANA

Ca'Macana is one of the oldest and finest mask making workshops in Venice. We are known for one main reason: our respect of tradition. However, we have been able to interpret tradition in innovative ways, creating new and unique decorative styles...

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