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



The Inspired Landscape

Sunday, July 24, 2016,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Discover the beauty and power of the Romantic landscape in this daylong workshop with artist Richard Houston. Participants will use both watercolor and dry media to investigate the technical and stylistic innovations inspired by French artist Theodore Rousseau and the Romantic movement of the 19th century. The day culminates with a plein air session in the Getty's Central Garden. Complements the exhibition Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Theodore Rousseau.

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At the Getty Villa



Alan Nakagawa: Myth Not Myth

Saturday, June 18 and 25, 2016,
1:00–2:00 p.m.
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Outer Peristyle

Join L.A.-based artist Alan Nakagawa for a presentation of interactive sculptures he created in response to oral histories he conducted with a Getty conservator, curator, and educator about mythology and misperceptions about the study of antiquities. This is a free, drop-in program.

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