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

Drawing from the Masters: Sketching the Great Outdoors

July 7, 2019,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Central Garden

Free; no reservation required.

Explore the art of drawing outdoors in the Getty's Central Garden and discover sketching techniques for capturing a single tree, a natural landscape, or an urban setting with artists Deborah Shaw and Kaitlynn Redell. Materials are provided and all experience levels welcome.

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At the Getty Villa

Drawing from Antiquity:
Drawing Water

June 29, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

The gardens of the Getty Villa feature an array of fountains, pools, and simple bubbling basins. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the many sounds of running water, and learn special techniques to draw the refreshing water feature of your choice.

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