Mater Domini, Venice

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At Mater Domini, 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 Mater Domini a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice trip planner.
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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....  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.....  more »
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