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



Sculpting Workshop: Rubens and the Dramatic Figure

Wednesday, October 22, 2014,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Peter Paul Rubens was a key artist of the Baroque period, an era whose art evokes drama and sensuality. Join artist Christopher Slatoff in this daylong sculpting workshop exploring the dynamic and expressive qualities of the human figure. Participants tour the exhibitions Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist and Drawing in the Age of Rubens for inspiration, and create a 16-inch sculpture in clay from a live model. Course fee $125 (materials and lunch included). Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Jewelry Workshop

Saturdays, November 1 and
November 15, 2014,
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio

Join designer and artist Deborah Wright for a hands-on introduction to the art of fashioning metal into jewelry. Explore fabrication, tools, and contemporary techniques in the light of methods employed by artisans of antiquity. Participants are introduced to forging, shaping, piercing, decorative techniques—such as wire-wrapping and stamping—through a gallery tour, demonstration, and studio practice. Each student completes a pair of pierced hoop earrings.

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