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



Watercolor Workshop

Sunday, March 1 and April 19, 2015,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Studios

Join artist Richard Houston in this daylong workshop exploring J. M W. Turner's extraordinary and innovative late watercolors. Working in the studio, participants experiment with watercolor materials, color mixing, light effects, and creative techniques through a series of discussions, exercises, and a tour of the exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Panel Portrait Workshop

Sunday, March 22, 2015,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and Museum galleries

Join instructor Elmira Adamian for a workshop exploring portrait painting on panel. Learn about the mummy portraits of Greco-Roman Egypt's Fayum region, where painters achieved realism in their depictions of women, men, and children. Studio exercises include study of the anatomy of the human face, mixing tempera paint from raw pigment, and painting on wooden panels.

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