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 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

Artist at Work: Paper and Light

Saturday, March 24, 2018,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center

Free; no reservation required.

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of 19th-century photographic processes and materials including large-format cameras, lenses, and an interactive camera obscura. Complements the exhibition, Paper Promises: Early American Photography.

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At the Getty Villa

Circe's Seed Ball Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2018,
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa

Free; no reservation required.

In Homer's Odyssey, Circe was a magical being famous for her knowledge of plants and her herbal potions that transformed people into animals. Explore the Villa Herb Garden with your family, then drop in to learn about ancient herbs and make seed balls to grow your own mini-garden at home!