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:
The Art of Darkness

Sunday, January 19, 2020,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Discover the expressive power of light and shadow to create dramatic and evocative drawings with artist Kaitlynn Redell. Complements the exhibition True Grit: 20th Century American Prints.

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At the Getty Villa



Making Scents of the Ancient World: Aromas of Mesopotamia

Saturday, January 18, 2020,
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa

Free; no reservation required.

Perfume was everywhere in the ancient world, from oils used to scent or heal the body to aromatic incense burned in homes and temples. The ancient Mesopotamians and Assyrians developed scented oils suitable for hair, beard, and body using fragrant plants, flowers, resins, and spices. In this free, drop-in workshop, build your own perfume incorporating ingredients used in antiquity and bring the past home with you. Complements the exhibition Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq.

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