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Artist-at-Work Demonstrations
Summer and Fall 2008

Demonstrations by practicing artists are offered year-round at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Meet the artists, ask questions, and get up close to the action as you learn about a wide range of drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography techniques.

Demonstrations are always free; drop by any time during the scheduled times, listed below. Admission to the Getty Villa requires an advance, timed ticket. Check ticket availability here.

At the Getty Center:

Wet-Plate Collodion Negatives and Albumen Prints

At the Getty Villa:

Making Mosaics

Mummy Portrait of a Woman / Isidora Master

At the Getty Center

Wet-Plate Collodion Negatives and Albumen Prints
Sundays, November 2, 2008–January 4, 2009
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach demonstrates how to make wet-plate collodion negatives and albumen prints using authentic mammoth plate cameras, lenses, and procedures from the 19th century. Complements the exhibition Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California. Free; no reservations required.

At the Getty Villa

Making Mosaics
Thursday–Monday, October 30–November 3, 2008
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio

Drop in as world-renowned mosaicist Lillian Sizemore demonstrates ancient and modern mosaic-making techniques featuring a vast array of contemporary and traditional materials, resources, and setting styles. Watch Sizemore create a hand-cut piece using a traditional hammer and hardie (chiseled cutting tool), and try your hand at setting a bit of mosaic. Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa.

More Courses and Demonstrations
Artists, curators, and educators are your guide to drawing from nature, creating portraits in the round, understanding Egyptian religious beliefs, and more. See all upcoming courses and demonstrations.

How to Get to the Getty Center
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.

How to Get to the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

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