What you will do
2 hour workshop
Workshop structure: • Explanation of the various techniques used to decorate masks. I will provide images with examples showing the end result of each technique. Nevertheless, this is the creative part of the workshop; therefore, each kid has total freedom of expression in this process. If the participant picks one of the techniques I have presented, I will demonstrate step by step how to recreate it. • After choosing a mask of their choice, participants will decorate it according to their preferences. At the end of the hour, they will be able to take their final product at home. 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. Finally, the participant can choose from a number of different finishing touches (feathers, stones) to finish off their mask. At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home his/her decorated mask.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
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.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.