Theoretical element (20 minutes):
Explanation of the various techniques used to decorate masks. A brief description of the use of masks in Venice with an explanation of the most significant model, the “Volto”, also called “Bautta”
(The mask is ready-made by the tutor. You can make your own mask from scratch in our mask making workshop: see more on our profile).. Discounts offered when purchasing both: mask making and mask decorating workshops).
There are 7 different techniques available. The tutor 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 presented techniques, the tutor 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.
Practical element (1.30 minutes):
Once each individual has decided how to decorate his/her own mask, the decoration phase can start.
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 coloured ribbons to match their mask.
At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home his/her decorated mask.
Book this class as a private group!