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



Artist at Work: French Fashion

Sunday, April 9, 2017,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Drop by as historic costume designer Maxwell Barr explores the art of fashion in the prosperous world of 18th-century France. Dressing a live model, Barr demonstrates the extraordinary craftsmanship and virtuosity involved in creating the daily wardrobe required by an elite household.

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At the Getty Villa



Artist at Work: Ancient Music

Saturdays, April 1, 8, 29, 2017,
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Court

Musicians and instruments were popular subjects for ancient Greek painters and sculptors. Join musician and ethnomusicologist Roberto Catalano for a hands-on demonstration of folk instruments and music that carry on the ancient oral traditions of the Mediterranean. Learn how to make and play modern versions of ancient instruments, such as the aulos (reed pipe). This is a free, drop-in program.

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