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: Scent for 18th-Century French Nobility

June 27, 2015,
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room

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; view related objects from the decorative arts collection; and create your own historic fragrance in this hands-on workshop. Open to 25 participants. Course fee $65 (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa

Metal Embossing and Repoussé Workshop

Sunday, May 31, 2015,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and Museum galleries

Artist Elmira Adamian leads this introductory-level workshop on the metalworking techniques of embossing and repoussé, the art of creating relief sculpture on a sheet of metal. Tour the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, which features some of the finest examples of ancient Roman silver sculpted in relief. In the studio, create your own low-relief decorations on malleable metal sheets.

Learn more about this program.