The Getty Center and The Getty Villa

Collaborate, explore, and learn in Getty Museum workshops.
 
In these workshops, K–12 teachers are immersed in one aspect of the Getty Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions, while learning specific ways to incorporate works of art into their classroom teaching. Workshops include hands-on art-making activities and lectures, tours, or small-group discussions with Getty Museum staff.

Upcoming Programs:
Create + Connect Workshop: Painting and Invention

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center

In this workshop, teachers explore color through paintings in connection with the traveling exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free. Participants will hear from curators and museum educators, join in discussions in the galleries, and participate in hands-on painting activities. This workshop addresses Common Core English Language Arts standards for grades K-12.

Create + Connect Workshop: Ancient Stories in the Round
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa

In this workshop, teachers focus on ancient art and storytelling in connection with the Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy exhibition the Getty Villa. Participants will hear from curators and museum educators, join in discussions in the galleries, and participate in hands-on activities. Teachers will receive materials for use in the classroom. This workshop addresses Common Core English Language Arts standards for grades 6-10.

Past Program: Create + Connect Workshop: Heaven and Earth: The Art of Byzantium
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Location: Getty Villa

In this workshop, K–12 teachers learned about Byzantine art and culture; and how it related to the Greek and Roman world. Conservator Sue Ann Chui discussed conservation practices, attendees joined discussions in the Museum's galleries, and participated in hands–on activities. Attendees received curricular materials, art-making activity sheets, and reproductions of artworks.

Past Program: Create + Connect Workshop: Wonderful Settings, Imaginative Worlds
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Location: Getty Center

In this workshop, teachers discovered how to use art to inspire imaginative settings and stories. Contemporary photographer Siri Kaur and writer Amelia Gray, author of Threats and Museum of the Weird, discussed their process for creating imaginative scenes. This workshop addressed Common Core English Language Arts standards for grades K–12. View images of this workshop on our Facebook page.

Past Program: Teaching the City: Modern Architecture for Today's Classroom
A Two-Day Program for Secondary Teachers

Date: Saturdays, May 11, 2013; June 1, 2013

The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, hosted a two-day program for secondary grade teachers inspired by the exhibitions on modern architecture on view at each institution. On day one, teachers discovered Los Angeles architecture through exhibition tours and a bus tour that explored architectural landmarks from downtown Los Angeles to the westside. On the second day, teachers reconvened at the Hammer Museum to complete design projects, which were posted on the Discover Design Web site.

Past Program: Create + Connect Workshop: Art and Invention in Greece and Rome
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium

This free workshop for K–12 teachers focused on the innovations that flourished in ancient Greek and Roman art, architecture, theater, poetry, philosophy, and science. Participants heard from a curator, joined in discussions in the galleries, and participated in hands-on activities. Teachers received materials for use in the classroom.

Lessons from past workshops include:


How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.

The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.