Courses and Demonstrations

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  • Printmaking Workshop

    Wednesdays through July 23, 2014
    1 pm - 5 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    Join artist Poli Marichal for this two-session printmaking workshop. Participants learn basic techniques for intaglio printing including plate preparation, line and mark-making, and inking techniques, as well as pulling their own print while exploring the rich visual vocabulary of James Ensor. Open to 24 participants. Course fee $125 (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

    Day 1: Wednesday, July 16, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
    Day 2: Wednesday, July 23, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

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  • Artist at Work: French Fashion

    Sundays through July 27, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    Drop by as historic costume designer Maxwell Barr explores fashion in the prosperous world of 18th-century Paris, demonstrating the extraordinary craftsmanship and virtuosity of the textiles and designs used to create the period dress worn throughout the day. Complements the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections.

  • Engaging Ensor: Interactive Print Project

    Friday August 1, 2014
    12 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Visit Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), the San Francisco-based art collective, at their pop-up screen-printing cart, a participatory social sculpture inspired by the classic teardrop trailer and pulled behind a vintage Vespa scooter. Join the artists as they create free, interactive posters in conjunction with the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Engaging Ensor: Interactive Print Project

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    12 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Visit Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), the San Francisco-based art collective, at their pop-up screen-printing cart, a participatory social sculpture inspired by the classic teardrop trailer and pulled behind a vintage Vespa scooter. Join the artists as they create free, interactive posters in conjunction with the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Drawing from the Masters: Mark Marking

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In August, explore the expressive potential of making marks to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdelena. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Artist at Work: Arms and Armor

    Sunday August 10, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Drop by as master blacksmith Tony Swatton demonstrates materials and techniques used in making arms and armor of the Middle Ages through Renaissance.

  • Artist at Work: Arms and Armor

    Sunday August 24, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Drop by as master blacksmith Tony Swatton demonstrates materials and techniques used in making arms and armor of the Middle Ages through Renaissance.

  • Artist at Work: Arms and Armor

    Sunday August 31, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    How did knights get shining armor? Drop by as master blacksmith Tony Swatton demonstrates materials and techniques used in making arms and armor of the Middle Ages. Complements the Chivalry in the Middle Ages exhibition.

  • Artist at Work: French Fashion

    Sunday September 7, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    Drop by as historic-costume designer Maxwell Barr explores Rococo fashion in the prosperous world of 18th-century Paris. He demonstrates with a live model the extraordinary craftsmanship and virtuosity required to create the wardrobe for a day of dressing in an elite, bourgeois household. Complements the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections.

  • Drawing from the Masters: Drawing on the Edge

    Sunday September 7, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In September, strengthen your eye hand coordination through the practice of contour drawing with artist Kaitlynn Redell. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Art Circles

    Saturday September 13, 2014
    6 pm - 8 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Course fee $25 per session (includes a sandwich voucher). Open to 20 participants. Meet at the Information Desk for course introduction. Complimentary parking.

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  • Artist at Work: French Fashion

    Sunday September 14, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    Drop by as historic-costume designer Maxwell Barr explores Rococo fashion in the prosperous world of 18th-century Paris. He demonstrates with a live model the extraordinary craftsmanship and virtuosity required to create the wardrobe for a day of dressing in an elite, bourgeois household. Complements the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections.

  • Culinary Workshop: The Spectacle of French Cuisine: From Rococo to Revolution

    Friday September 19, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Private Dining Room, Getty Center

    Explore French art and culinary traditions with Maite Gomez-Rejon of Artbites in this hands-on culinary workshop. As an appetizer, participants tour the Getty's collection of French drawings, paintings, and decorative arts and then prepare a class meal inspired by historic recipes and ingredients. Complements the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawing from Los Angeles Collections. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

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  • Drawing From the Masters: Drawing on the Edge

    Sunday September 21, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In September, strengthen your eye hand coordination through the practice of contour drawing with artist Kaitlynn Redell. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

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Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

  • Handling Session: Mosaics

    Thursdays and Sundays through August 31, 2014
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa
    How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. Complements the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Mosaics Workshop

    Sunday July 27, 2014
    10 - 4:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Join Greek mosaics conservator George Karabalis for a one-day workshop on mosaic techniques from antiquity through the Byzantine era. Explore the history, evolution, and conservation of mosaics in a lecture and tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. In the studio, learn traditional techniques of selecting and applying tesserae to create your own mosaic tile. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $150 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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  • Culinary Workshop: A Taste of Byzantium

    Thursday August 14, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Discover the flavors that met at the opulent and spiritual crossroads of the Byzantine Empire, which bridged the Roman era and the Middle Ages. Join chef and art historian Robin Trento for a tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. Participants use historic ingredients and recipes to prepare and then enjoy a class meal. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

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  • Culinary Workshop: A Taste of Byzantium

    Friday August 15, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Discover the flavors that met at the opulent and spiritual crossroads of the Byzantine Empire, which bridged the Roman era and the Middle Ages. Join chef and art historian Robin Trento for a tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. Participants use historic ingredients and recipes to prepare and then enjoy a class meal. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

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  • Artist at Work: Byzantine Chanting

    Saturday August 16, 2014
    11:30 am, 2:30 pm
    Inner Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Join chanters Father Konstantine Douvikas, Mario Lazaridis, and Dimitris Liogris for an intimate performance of sacred melodies from ancient and medieval Byzantium. Learn how this form of early Christian music bridged ancient and medieval oral traditions, and continues to be performed today. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Artist at Work: Byzantine Chanting

    Saturday August 23, 2014
    11:30 am, 2:30 pm
    Inner Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Join chanters Father Konstantine Douvikas, Mario Lazaridis, and Dimitris Liogris for an intimate performance of sacred melodies from ancient and medieval Byzantium. Learn how this form of early Christian music bridged ancient and medieval oral traditions, and continues to be performed today. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Drawing from Antiquity: Depicting Drapery

    Saturday August 30, 2014
    11 am - 12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Learn how to create the illusion of draped and gathered fabric by sketching from ancient sculptures in the galleries. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place

  • Handling Session: Mummy Portraits

    Thursdays and Sundays September 4 - October 30, 2014
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa
    How were mummy portraits painted in Roman Egypt? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Explore tools and materials used by ancient artists, ranging from pigments to beeswax, and discover the tempera and encaustic painting techniques used to create these unique portraits. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Artist at Work: Unstitching Ancient Garments

    Saturday September 6, 2014
    11:30 am, 2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join costumed reenactors from the Legion Six Historical Society to investigate ancient Greek and Roman garments—with a focus on women's fashion—as depicted in sculptures in the Museum's collection.

    On Saturday, September 13, men's fashion is explored.

  • Artist at Work: Unstiching Ancient Garments

    Saturday September 13, 2014
    11:30 am, 2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join costumed reenactors from the Legion Six Historical Society to investigate ancient Greek and Roman garments—with a focus on men's fashion—as depicted in sculptures in the Museum’s collection.

    On Saturday, September 6, women's fashion is explored.

  • Drawing from Antiquity: Light and Shadow

    Saturday September 20, 2014
    11 am - 12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Create dynamic compositions of light and shadow by sketching from ancient sculptures in the galleries. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion (Day 1)

    Sunday September 28, 2014
    1 pm - 4:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Join instructor Audrey Chan for a two-day exploration of the figure and ancient men's and women's fashions modeled by members of the Legion Six Historical Society. Sketching exercises in the galleries and studio concentrate on the depiction of figures dressed in armor and draped fabric in poses inspired by classical statuary. Open to 22 participants. Course fee $40 per session, or $75 for the series (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

    Day 1: Sunday, September 28, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Women's Fashion
    Day 2: Sunday, October 5, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Men's Fashion

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  • Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion

    Sundays
    1 pm - 4:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Join instructor Audrey Chan for a two-day exploration of the figure and ancient men's and women's fashions modeled by members of the Legion Six Historical Society. Sketching exercises in the galleries and studio concentrate on the depiction of figures dressed in armor and draped fabric in poses inspired by classical statuary. Open to 22 participants. Course fee $40 per session; $75 for the series (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

    Day 1: Sunday, September 28, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Women's Fashion
    Day 2: Sunday, October 5, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Men's Fashion

  • Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion (Day 2)

    Sunday October 5, 2014
    1 pm - 4:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Join instructor Audrey Chan for a two-day exploration of the figure and ancient men's and women's fashions modeled by members of the Legion Six Historical Society. Sketching exercises in the galleries and studio concentrate on the depiction of figures dressed in armor and draped fabric in poses inspired by classical statuary. Open to 22 participants. Course fee $40 per session, or $75 for the series (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

    Day 1: Sunday, September 28, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Women's Fashion
    Day 2: Sunday, October 5, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Men's Fashion

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  • Introduction to Fresco Painting

    Sundays October 19 - October 26, 2014
    10 am - 4:30 pm
    Education Studio, Getty Villa
    Join fresco master iLia Anossov for a hands-on introduction to the art of painting on fresh plaster. On the first day of the workshop, explore plaster preparation and cartoon-making through lecture and demonstration. On the second day, explore cartoon-transfer methods, raw pigments, and painting techniques through demonstration and studio practice. Each participant completes a buon fresco tile. Course fee $235 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

    Day 1: Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Day 2: Sunday, October 26, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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