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



The Big Draw with Sumi Ink Club

Sunday, October 5, 2014,
Noon–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Drop by, grab a brush, and join the Sumi Ink Club in the creation of a large scale, collaborative ink drawing as part of The Big Draw LA celebration. Founded by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, the Sumi Ink Club encourages participatory drawing projects for all ages and experience levels. This is a free program. Complements the exhibition In Focus: Tokyo.

Learn more about this program.

At the Getty Villa



Figure Drawing and
Roman Fashion

Sundays, September 28 and
October 5, 2014,
1–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries

Join instructor Audrey Chan for a two-day exploration of the figure and ancient men's and women's fashions modeled by members of the Legion Six Historical Society. Sketching exercises in the galleries and studio concentrate on the depiction of figures dressed in armor and draped fabric in poses inspired by classical statuary. Open to 22 participants. Course fee $40 per session, or $75 for the series (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

Day 1: Sunday, September 28,
1:00–4:30 p.m.: Women's Fashion

Day 2: Sunday, October 5,
1:00–4:30 p.m.: Men's Fashion

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.