Venetian Masks Workshop

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Craft a Venetian masterpiece at Carta Alta's Mask Workshop! Choose historic designs, learn baroque techniques, and take home a unique creation. Immerse in Venice's mask-making legacy. Unforgettable!


  • Craft your mask at Carta Alta, renowned for masks in films like 'Gossip Girl'.
  • Unleash your creativity under the guidance of our skilled artisans.
  • Choose for your creation from a diverse range of paper-mache masks


This workshop takes place at Carta Alta, an artisanal mask making studio that created many of the masks worn in famous film productions, such as “Gossip Girl”, “Fifty Shades of Black” and “Spider-Man Far From Home”. The experience starts with a brief explanation of the history of masks in Venice, focusing on the historically most significant models: the “Commedia dell'Arte' masks, the “Bauta” the “Moretta” and the “Dottore della Peste”. After this introduction we pass on to show you the main techniques we use in our craft when decorating the masks, mainly focusing on our signature: the “baroque technique”. We will prepare for you a wide range of paper-mache masks to choose from and our friendly expert team will assist you in the creation of the handmade masterpiece that you will take home with you in the end. There will of course be time to ask all the questions you would like, and we are happy to share our knowledge about this antique venetian craft and the explanations will be adjusted according to the age and the interests of the participants.And remember, if you want you can take pictures with your creation and our famous masks to share with your friends. Also, do you need recommendations about local and traditional places to eat and drink or non touristy things to do and see in Venice? Ask our staff and we will be happy to help you!


Expert Guidance: Skilled artisans guide you through crafting your mask. Historical Insight: Learn about iconic Venetian masks' history and significance. Signature Technique: Focus on the intricate 'baroque technique' in decoration. Diverse Mask Selection: Choose from a wide range of paper-mache masks. Personal Assistance: Friendly expert team assists in creating your masterpiece. Interactive Experience: Engage with the artisanal craft and ask questions. Customized Learning: Explanations tailored to participants' age and interests. Photography Opportunity: Capture memories with your creation and famous masks. Film Connection: Craft at Carta Alta, known for film-produced masks. Take-Home Masterpiece: Your unique, handmade mask to cherish.

Important Information

  • We would give you everything you need to do the workshop, you don't need anything just the desire to make a beautiful Venetian mask

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