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



Froth and Folly: Scents for 18th Century French Nobility

Sunday, December 7, 2014,
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Which scents wafted through the air at the Palace of Versailles? Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to perfumery. Explore the materials used to create potpourri, fragrance waters, and perfume oils in France during the 18th century and create your own historic fragrance in this hands-on workshop.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity: Take a Closer Look

Saturday, November 22, 2014,
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum Galleries

Join gallery educator Elmira Adamian for sketching exercises focusing on small objects and artwork details in the Villa galleries. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

Learn more about this free program.