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



Fun in the Sun:
Photography Workshop

Sunday, September 22, 2019,
11:00–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Harness the power of the sun to make one-of-a-kind photographic prints—called cyanotypes—by arranging flowers, leaves, letters, stencils and more on light-sensitive fabric. Each sun-soaked print makes a unique and surprising keepsake. Complements the exhibition In Focus: The Camera. This is a free, drop-in program.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity: Contrapposto

Saturday, September 28, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Human figures in classical Greek and Roman art appeared dynamic even when standing still. Discover the shifts in pose and balance that enliven bronze and marble statues in our galleries, and draw your favorite.

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