Paint a Venetian style paper sculpture

Venice, Italy

Experience hosted by Sofia

60 mins, Hosted in English, Spanish and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Venice’s Carnival and its papier-mâché masks are very known, but with the paper you can create a lot of objects, not only masks! Are you an art and architecture lover and would you like to spend time in a traditional mask-making atelier, but not a mask-person? Take home with you a papier-mâché creation, completely paint with your hands. You can choose a Venetian palace’s facade sculpture, or a tiny face mask, or a small cubist sculpture. I will give you a work apron, the flat sculpture you like most and all you need for create your artwork. I will explain you the same techniques used for decorating the Venetian masks and I will be there with you for suggestions and for talking about Venetian traditions and my uncommon work.
Venice’s Carnival and its papier-mâché masks are very known, but with the paper you can create a lot of objects, not only masks! Are you an art and architecture lover and would you like to spend time in a traditional mask-making atelier, but not a mask-person? Take home with you a papier-mâché creation, completely paint with your hands. You can choose a Venetian palace’s facade sculpture, or a tiny face mask, or a small cubist sculpture. I will g…

What's included

  • Equipment

Meet your host, Sofia

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello! My name is Sofia and I am the owner of Alberto Sarria Masks, a small workshop established in 1986 by my father in the historic center of Venice, where I create handmade masks in pâper-maché and leather using the traditional techniques. I was born in Venice, where I raised up surrounding by paper, paint, and brushes in my parents’ studio, developing my artistic techniques first as a game and then in art school. Seven years ago I decided to carry on the work of my family, to give my contribution in saving the most authentic Venice.
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Fri, 6 Aug
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Sat, 7 Aug
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Sun, 8 Aug
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Where you'll be

We will go together to my atelier, an historical space in the heart of Venice, very close to Rialto bridge.

2 reviews

Holly
February 2020
The best experience, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! We loved this opportunity to paint masks. After a massive let down of a day this was incredible! It was so nice to have Sofia share her passion with us and really let us personalise the mask however we liked. She was patient and if we needed help, she stepped in! I was so surprised how therapeutic it was and how even if you don’t have a design ready, it all comes together as you go. This is great for couples and small groups
The best experience, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! We loved this opportunity to paint masks. After a massive let down of a day this was incredible! It was so nice to have Sofia share her pass…
Aurélie
July 2021
Privatisation de l'atelier pour un anniversaire 100% vénitien! Nos masques sont beaux et originaux grâce aux différents conseils reçus!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.