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



From Intimate to Grand: The Art of Edme Bouchardon

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Boardroom

Join art historian and museum educator Lilit Sadoyan in a gallery course exploring both sculpture and drawings in the major international loan exhibition, Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Age of Enlightenment. Considered "the greatest sculptor and the best draftsman of his century," Edme Bouchardon produced work that ranged in subject and style. From personal drawings to monumental sculptures, Bouchardon's oeuvre includes studies of the antique to commissions from Louis XV. Course fee $35. Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Aphrodisiacs: Aromas of Desire

Saturdays, February 11 and
February 18, 2017,
12:30–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and galleries

Fragrances and perfumes have been known to awaken desires since antiquity. Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to the art of perfumery. Explore the natural materials used to create fragrance waters and perfume oils in ancient Greece and Rome, then create your own aphrodisiac fragrance in this hands-on workshop. Course fee $65 (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

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