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, courses, culinary programs, 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

Drawing from the Masters: Sketching the Great Outdoors

July 21, 2019,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Central Garden

Free; no reservation required.

Explore the art of drawing outdoors in the Getty's Central Garden and discover sketching techniques for capturing a single tree, a natural landscape, or an urban setting with artists Deborah Shaw and Kaitlynn Redell. Materials are provided and all experience levels welcome.

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At the Getty Villa

Drawing from Antiquity:
Garden Sculpture

July 27, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Gardens

Free; no reservation required.

Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum's collection and sights at the Getty Villa. To encourage contemplation and conversation, Romans decorated their gardens with sculptures of mythological and historical figures. Find a sculpture in the Villa gardens to inspire you, and draw on black paper with white pencil. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome.

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