Artist Peter Zokosky leads participants at a past Getty Drawing Hour
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide range of courses and demonstrations at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

Programs at the Getty Center focus on European art from the Middle Ages to today; programs at the Getty Villa explore the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

We offer a range of gallery courses, studio courses, culinary workshops, handling sessions and artist demonstrations and projects throughout the year.

Event Highlights


All upcoming courses and demonstrations are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center



Silverpoint Workshop

Saturday, May 14, 2016,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Renaissance artists used silver wire to create delicate underdrawings in panel paintings as well as fine, finished drawings. Join artist Sylvana Barrett in this daylong drawing workshop and explore the materials and techniques used in silverpoint. Learn how to prepare the drawing surface, draw with silver wire, and heighten drawings with handmade white paint.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa



Trompe l'oeil Painting Workshop

Saturday, May 7, 2016,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Studio and Galleries

A daylong workshop exploring trompe l'oeil painting techniques that imitate the appearance of polished marble.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.