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



Making Scents of the Ancient World: Perfume Workshop

Tuesdays & Sundays,
July 10–31, 2018,
11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Outdoor Classroom

Free; no reservation required.

Perfume was everywhere in the ancient world, from scented oils and lotions used to perfume the body (both living and dead) to incense burned in homes and temples. The earliest documentation of perfume use and production is over 4,000 years old. Egyptians created alluring scents out of natural materials (flowers, herbs, resins, and animal products) to enhance their world and connect to worlds beyond. Build your own perfume using ancient ingredients in this free, drop-in workshop and bring the past home with you. Complements the exhibition Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World.

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At the Getty Villa



Artist at Work: Ancient Accessories

Saturday,
July 28, 2018,
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Portraits from ancient Palmyra show people accessorizing with beautiful and ornate jewelry. Elaborate bracelets, earrings, and headpieces paired with intricately patterned clothing tell us that these ancient people had serious style. Explore the exhibition with your family, and make your own unique piece of jewelry to take home.

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