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



Drawing Workshop: Darkened Realms

Saturday, March 5, 2016,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

In the mid-19th century, French artists such as Rodolphe Bresdin, Maxime Lalanne, Odilon Redon, and Georges Seurat began to explore the expressive possibilities of monochrome image making. Utilizing simple material such as charcoal, black chalk, conté crayon, and ink, these artists were inspired by subjective imagery reflecting the inner experience of dreams and imagination. Join artist and educator Richard Houston in this daylong drawing workshop investigating the materials, techniques, and inspiration of these innovative artists. This course includes a tour of the exhibition Noir: the Romance of Black in 19th-Century French Drawings and Prints. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Introduction to Fresco Painting
(2-part course)

Saturday, February 20 and 27, 2016,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms

Join fresco master iLia Anossov for a hands-on introduction to the art of painting on fresh plaster. The two-day workshop explores plaster preparation, cartoon-making and transfer methods, raw pigments, and painting techniques through lecture, demonstration, and studio practice. Each participant completes a buon fresco tile. Open to 14 participants. Course fee $235 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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