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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Venetian mask making

Marilisa Dal Cason - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
2 hours
€ 37,50
Minimum age:
10 years
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

Language: English.


Marilisa Dal Cason is a traditional ‘mascarera.’ Marilisa creates most of her handcrafted masks by respecting every step of the traditional Venetian mask-making techniques. Every step is performed with great attention and passion, from the creation of the mould to the making of the papier-mache, the cutting, the colouring, the enamelling and the decorations. Marilisa also enjoys experimenting and creating new shapes and masks using modern materials that she plays with and personalizes in-depth, creating unique and colourful designs.


She will demonstrate how these traditional masks are made, using clay, a mould and paper-maché, and show the different shapes. She will bring finished masks, as well as books, for your inspiration. You will learn about using gold and silver leaf to decorate the masks. After this, you will paint your mask under the guidance of Marilisa, who will provide suggestions and ideas. You can choose from a range of shapes.


Please wear clothes with which you can paint, or bring an apron (schort).


The first hour will be information about the craft, tradition and process. The second hour will be spent creating your mask.


Photo: Herman van Doorn.



You can choose from one of these masks (value € 20):







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