Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop by Elo's Masks - art in London
Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop by Elo's Masks - art in London

Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop

by Elo's Masks

2 reviews
2 reviews
Decorating of a Typical Venetian papier-mâché mask

Painting Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Greenwich SE10

Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop
by Elo's Masks
Flexitime
from £55 per person

Classes

2 hour workshop

Evening

You’ll have the chance to explore a number of different painting techniques and pick the one you prefer to paint a ready-made blank mask. You’ll take the personalised and painted ready-made mask home on the day.

There are a number of different techniques available. Eloisa will provide images with examples showing the end result of each technique. Nevertheless, this is the creative part of the workshop; therefore, each participant has total freedom of expression in this process.

If the participant picks one of the techniques the Eloisa presents, she will demonstrate step by step how to recreate it. Even if the person is not a confident decorator, he/she will be able to end up with a creative piece.

Your tutor for this session is Eloisa Belloni, a Venetian mask making artisan with many years of experience.  

She learnt how to make them at the age of 8, when her parents used to take her to their workshop and let her play with the clay. Ca’Macana is one of the oldest and finest mask making workshops in the city today. They craft authentic handmade masks in the same way Venetians used to over 800 years ago. Their masks have been featured in important film productions such as Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick and Iain Declan Softley’s The Wings of the Dove, amongst others.

Eloisa’s early introduction has since blossomed into a true passion for Venice and the traditional Venetian mask. Today, her aim is to keep the Venetian mask tradition alive by reaching out to Londoners and continuing her family tradition in a new country.

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Cara
28 Apr
An amazing workshop with a truly knowledgeable teacher! All of my questions on the masks were answered and decorating the masks is loads of fun. Highly recommended!
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Suzanne
14 Jul
We had a great time at Elo's workshop. It was a fun experience, we learned a lot (both about the history of masks and how to make them!) and Elo was a fun and patient teacher. And you get to take a mask home! We highly recommend this workshop.

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Cara
28 Apr
An amazing workshop with a truly knowledgeable teacher! All of my questions on the masks were answered and decorating the masks is loads of fun. Highly recommended!
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Suzanne
14 Jul
We had a great time at Elo's workshop. It was a fun experience, we learned a lot (both about the history of masks and how to make them!) and Elo was a fun and patient teacher. And you get to take a mask home! We highly recommend this workshop.

Class location

Greenwich
20 Burgos Grove
SE10 8LL
London

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Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop by Elo's Masks - art in London

About your host, Elo's Masks

Eloisa's parents started making masks in Venice in 1984, when they opened their shop and workshop, Ca’Macana. Today, Ca’Macana is one of the oldest and finest mask making workshops in the city. They craft authentic handmade masks in the same way Venetians used to over 800 years ago. Their masks have been featured in important film productions such as Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick and Iain Declan Softley’s The Wings of the Dove, amongst others.

Eloisa has always been surrounded by Venetian masks. She learnt how to make them at the age of 8, when her parents used to take her to their workshop and let her play with the clay. This early introduction has since blossomed into a true passion for Venice and the traditional Venetian mask.

Today, her aim is to keep the Venetian mask tradition alive by reaching out to Londoners and continuing her family tradition in a new country. Her ambition is to spread the knowledge of these ancient and beautiful techniques and the world in which they were used.

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Notes

Acrylic tempera paints are used, metallic colours such as gold, silver and copper can be added for a bit of sparkle. Various types of wax can also be used to create a finishing touch. At the end of the workshop, each participant will take their decorated mask home to keep.

Age Requirement

12

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop
by Elo's Masks
Flexitime
from £55 per person
2 hour workshop
from £55 per person