Peterpan Masks, Venice

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At Peterpan Masks, create a perfect memento from your visit to the Queen of Adriatic--a handmade papier-mache Venetian mask you get to paint yourself. The workshop began in 1996 and is run by four passionate and talented sisters. It's set in a former portico of an old church--look for the doorway with the engraving of Madonna. Masks are hand-painted and decorated with gold leaf, lace, and feathers. The private courses, which are held in small groups, will introduce you to the techniques and explain the history behind the city’s signature masks. Make Peterpan Masks a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice trip planner .
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  • Today I was with my two children at Michaela's mask painting course. It was just great for all of us. While my husband could stroll comfortably through the neighborhood for an hour and drank a glass of Ombra next door, my children designed wonderful masks and I learned a lot from Michaela about Venice, the history of masks, the carnival and the craftsmanship to learn. There are only 4 of these shops left in Venice, which make the masks themselves by hand. Michaela showed me the shapes in which she makes the masks with papier mache and plaster, which are then decorated. My children have made incredibly beautiful masks in this one hour, of which they are immensely proud. What a beautiful memory of our stay in Venice. The two children are already thinking about which ones they would like to design next year. Many thanks to Michaela for this wonderful course. At the end of the course, everyone gets a certificate (certificate). A very nice idea. We'll certainly be back next year. Family businesses like this are unfortunately rarely found in Venice.
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  • What an experience!!! I implore you- whether or not you have kids- please make this a stop. You will not regret it. My daughter and I had a blast.... but could have just as easily been fun with an adu...  more »
  • My three boys (5,6 & & yrs old) had a wonderful time with Elizabeth painting their Venetian mask. She had lots of mask options and colours for them to choose from and was great at helping them make th...  more »
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  • We did the mask making class. The mask is pretty basic. 35euros per child. It lasted 45mins. Supplies provided were just paint, glue and glitter. No lace or feathers or anything else more elaborate. Owner is super friendly and kind but English is limited. Kids didn’t get a lot out of the instructions or conversation with her.
  • Young kids loved it. Nice to do something authentic and have take home souvenir that isn't like everyother
  • Here necessarily advance book a mask course. A very individual experience (which is very hard to get in Venice) for very little money. The operators speak only Italian, the whole thing makes it even more authentic. AN INSIDER TIP!
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  • Great workshop of masks
  • Beautiful artisan workshop of Venetian masks! All authentic and handmade products! Congratulations;)
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