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, 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: Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Saturday,
November 18, 2018,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Free; no reservation required.

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach demonstrates how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes. Although pioneered in the 1850s, these techniques continue to inform and inspire the work of contemporary photographer Sally Mann who reinterprets these exacting processes to reveal traces of serendipity and exploration. Complements the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. This is a free, drop-in program.

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At the Getty Villa



Sculpting and Shaping Clay

Saturday,
December 1, 2018,
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Join the fun in this hands-on clay lab and discover how artists have transformed earth and water into beautiful ceramics for thousands of years. Try your hand at the potter's wheel, mold a Medusa, and shape a handle to decorate a communal vessel. LA-based ceramic artist Wayne Perry guides the experience and shares what his artistic practice has in common with the ancient Greeks'. This program complements the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife.

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