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: Getting Perspective

May 5 and 19, 2019,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Discover basic principles of linear perspective and create drawings inspired by the Getty Center's collection and architecture with artist Marissa Magdalena.

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At the Getty Villa

Bodies of Evidence: Living Art at the Getty Villa

Saturday & Sunday,
May 18 & 19, 2019,
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Gardens and Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Renowned body painter Trina Merry connects the ancient fascination with the human figure to the art of optical illusion as she uses the human body as a canvas for exploring the intriguing forms, textures, and patterns of the Getty Villa. In this daylong demonstration, observe live models being painted from head to toe, then discover site-specific interventions that transform the site as bodies morph into artworks, disappear into the architecture, and emerge from the Villa's gardens.

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