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.
At the Getty Center
One of history's most accomplished draftsmen, Andrea del Sarto introduced a naturalism and immediacy unseen in Renaissance Florence. Discover del Sarto's work while learning to draw the human head with artist Richard Houston. Working from a live model and gallery objects, participants investigate proportions, form, value, and expression as well as del Sarto's underlying methods and creative process. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.
At the Getty Villa
What's the difference between an intaglio and a cameo? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Touch tools and materials similar to those used by ancient gem carvers. Discover how gemstones were shaped, polished, and carved with images to serve as personal seals, amulets, and ornaments. This is a free, drop-in program.