Masquerade Masks workshop
You will meet your Professional Captain at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board. He will escort you to the typical Venetian Mask Workshop where your unique experience will start.
This tour offers you the opportunity to experience directly how the most exclusive Venetian workshops still create their typical products of crasftmanship, still completely handmade as they were centuries ago. You will spend few hours making your own mask.
In the past the use of masks was so widespread that the mask makers had their own official artisan status as early as the XV century. You will see how a papier-maché mask come to life and then, under the mask maker guidance, you will learn how to decorate a mask for your own.
The class starts with a brief history lesson where the instructor explains how masks are made and the role they played in Venetian history. Among other curiosities you will find out that painted masks have only been used for the past 30 years. Venetians throughout history wore plain white masks in an effort to equalize themselves and remain anonymous in their activities.
All the guests will be the protagonists of the production and, even with no experience at all, you will be able to complete your own mask. You will be teached the most traditional techniques of decoration and painting, and also a few little but precious secrets applied by every mask master to his artistic production.
After the visit your Captain will escort you back to the Port.