ENDICOTT, NY – In honor of the upcoming Carnevale this February in Venice, Italy, the Little Italy Endicott Heritage Center is hosting an event.
Taught by local artist and Little Endicott board member Mary Grassi, anyone can come and learn how to make Venetian masks like they do in Italy.
You will receive step-by-step instructions on how to create them and learn about the history of Venetian masks.
The course starts this Monday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the Heritage Center.
This is a series of 6 lessons taking place every Monday and Thursday, ending on the 27th.
“It probably started in the 12th or 13th century in Italy and most of the time they did it as a way to attend disguised events, incognito. Some were political, others were nefarious, so it sort of comes from there, ”Grassi explains.
Due to space, Grassi said only 12 people can attend, but there is still time to register.
It’s $ 30 per guest that will cover the cost of paint, polymers, face shapes, and paste.
If you bring a child with you, it will be $ 50.
Payment can be mailed to 109 Odell Avenue.
If you cannot attend this event, the Heritage Center is organizing various events in the coming months.