The use of masks during the life of the Venetian Republic remains one of mankind’s notably eccentric practices. Indeed, masks have been worn in cultures throughout the world for thousands of years, but perhaps never with such fervent pageantry as in Venice, an incredible place to find out unique and precious masks. The aim of this workshop is to learn about the ancient Venetian mask-making tradition, discover some hints about the Carnival and decorate our own, papier-mâché mask. The mini-course will be held in Ca’ Macana, one of the oldest and finest mask making workshops in Venice (www.camacana.com).
- Languages: English
- Masks to be decorated: 1 per person, chosen from 60 different models, all hand-made out of papier-mâché
- Decoration techniques used: 7 different techniques to choose from.
- 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 and creatively decorate your choice of 1 papier-mâché mask