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

Portrait Sculpting: Power and Pathos

Sunday, September 20, 2015,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios A & B

Join Peter Zokosky for a daylong intensive portrait-sculpting workshop inspired by the power and beauty of Hellenistic bronze sculptures. Participants in this hands-on workshop will sculpt a 1/2-scale portrait head from a live model. Technical guidance, methods, tools and all materials will be supplied. This class is appropriate for all levels from beginners to experienced sculptors. Each participant will take home a sculpted head in non-drying, oil-based clay. Course fee $135 (includes materials, lunch, and parking.)

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At the Getty Villa

Artist at Work: Greek Music

September 19, 2015,
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. &
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Inner Peristyle

Join musicians Mario Lazaridis, George Moustakas, and Dimitris Mahlis for a garden concert featuring traditional Greek music. This is a free, drop-in program.

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