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



Manuscript Illumination

Sunday, December 21, 2014,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Drop by as artist Sylvana Barrett demonstrates the traditional materials and techniques used to create the fine gold gilding and painted images found in illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages. Complements the Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift-Giving in the Middle Ages exhibition.

Learn more about this program.

At the Getty Villa



Pen and Ink Wash Workshop

Sunday, January 11, 2015,
1–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum Galleries

Join gallery educator Elmira Adamian for a tour and observational drawing exercises in the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy. Return to the studio to continue your drawings with pen and ink wash.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.