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



Double Vision: Making Albumen Print Stereographs

Wednesday, May 7, 2014,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Join Luther Gerlach, nationally recognized photographer specializing in 19th-century techniques, and learn to make albumen print stereographs from negative to final print in this daylong studio workshop. Participants explore vintage cameras, lenses, and historic photographic processes in conjunction with the exhibition A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography.

Learn more about this program.

At the Getty Villa



Sculpting in Relief

Saturday, June 29, 2014,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries

Join instructor Elmira Adamian for a hands-on exploration of relief sculpture, the art of creating an illusion of depth in a shallow space. Following a focused gallery tour, return to the studio to practice contemporary applications of relief sculpture inspired by floral and mythological motifs. Each participant completes painted relief tiles with air-drying clay and acrylic paint.

Learn more about this program.