Elo's Masks crafts classes in London
Elo's Masks crafts classes in London


Elo's Masks

4 reviews
4 reviews

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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10 Dec
Wow! Great fun had here and was better than expected. Really friendly and pleasant host and relaxed location. Felt like being back at school and getting hands dirty with a fun interactive and fairly easy task. And I really liked the bit of history that went with it. Was enough for the purpose and made the making of the masks more interesting and humanised. Loved the class and can’t wait to go back for the second part to decorate them. Great fun! Thanks
11 Jun
Eloisa's class was great! She's really knowledgable about the history of Venetian masks, and really helpful when making them. Thank you!
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!
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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