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



China as Center: Journeys of Power and Belief

Saturday, June 4, 2016,
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Explore the many historical links between Europe and China, from Silk Roads to the porcelain trade, and from Buddhist monasteries to regal courts in this course complementing the exhibitions Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts and Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road. Course fee $35. Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Introduction to Fresco Painting

Sunday, June 5 and 12, 2016,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting room and galleries

Join fresco master iLia Anossov for a hands-on introduction to the art of painting on fresh plaster. The two-day workshop explores plaster preparation, cartoon-making and transfer methods, raw pigments, and painting techniques through lecture, demonstration, and studio practice. Each participant completes a buon fresco tile.

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