Courses

Hands-on gallery and studio courses

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The Getty Villa is open today. Admission is free, but an advance, timed-entry ticket is required.The Getty Villa is closed today.

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Saturday

SEP 21

6 pm - 8 pm

GETTY CENTER

Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual...  Details 

Sunday

SEP 22

11 am - 2:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Harness the power of the sun to make one-of-a-kind photographic prints—called cyanotypes—by arranging flowers, leaves, letters, stencils and more on light sensitive fabric.  Details 

Saturday

SEP 28

11 am - 12:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

Human figures in classical Greek and Roman art appeared dynamic even when standing still. Discover the shifts in pose and balance that enliven bronze and marble statues in our galleries, and draw your favorite.  Details 

Saturday

OCT 5

11 am - 12:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

In this drawing workshop, explore hidden details that create an illusion of depth and learn basic techniques to create your own trompe l’oeil artwork.  Details 

Sunday

OCT 6

11 am - 2:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Harness the power of the sun to make one-of-a-kind photographic prints—called cyanotypes—by arranging flowers, leaves, letters, stencils and more on light sensitive fabric.  Details 

Sunday

OCT 6

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join the city-wide Big Draw LA celebration and explore the expressive potential of mark making while learning new ways to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdalena.  Details 

Saturday

OCT 12

1 pm - 3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes.  Details 

Saturday

OCT 12

6 pm - 8 pm

GETTY CENTER

Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual...  Details 

Sunday

OCT 20

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join the city-wide Big Draw LA celebration and explore the expressive potential of mark making while learning new ways to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdalena.  Details 

Saturday

OCT 26

11 am - 3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Watch stylists recreate beards from ancient Assyria, Greece, and Rome, then make your own beard or body oil evoking ancient scents.  Details 

Sunday

OCT 27

11 am - 3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Watch stylists recreate beards from ancient Assyria, Greece, and Rome, then make your own beard or body oil evoking ancient scents.  Details 

Saturday

NOV 2

11 am - 12:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

The technique of repoussé, in which soft metal is shaped from the reverse side to create a design in low relief, was used in ancient art to create decorative details on precious objects. Visit decorated metal artworks in the galleries and create a small repoussé ornament on silver foil using a stylus, an ancient writing tool.  Details 

Saturday

NOV 2

1 pm - 3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes.  Details 

Sunday

NOV 3

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join artist Peter Zokosky to discover strategies for creating animated and expressive portraits.  Details 

Saturday

NOV 9

11 am - 3 pm

GETTY VILLA

In this free, drop-in workshop, build your own perfume incorporating ingredients used in antiquity and bring the past home with you.  Details 

Saturday

NOV 9

6 pm - 8 pm

GETTY CENTER

Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual...  Details 

Saturday

NOV 16

11 am - 3 pm

GETTY VILLA

In this free, drop-in workshop, build your own perfume incorporating ingredients used in antiquity and bring the past home with you.  Details 

Sunday

NOV 17

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join artist Peter Zokosky to discover strategies for creating animated and expressive portraits.  Details 

Saturday

NOV 23

1 pm - 3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes.  Details 

Sunday

DEC 1

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join botanical artist Deborah Shaw to discover the art of drawing flowers and explore basic flower structure, gesture, and shading to create a unique floral portrait.  Details 

Saturday

DEC 7

11 am - 3 pm

GETTY VILLA

In this free, drop-in workshop, build your own perfume incorporating ingredients used in antiquity and bring the past home with you.  Details 

Saturday

DEC 7

1 pm - 3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes.  Details 

Saturday

DEC 14

11 am - 12:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

Discover some surprisingly familiar-looking faces among the surviving images of Greco-Roman Egyptians. After looking closely at the Villa’s collection of colorful mummy portraits, learn the different ways they were painted in antiquity and create your own artwork using tempera paints.  Details 

Saturday

DEC 14

11 am - 3 pm

GETTY VILLA

In this free, drop-in workshop, build your own perfume incorporating ingredients used in antiquity and bring the past home with you.  Details 

Sunday

DEC 15

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join botanical artist Deborah Shaw to discover the art of drawing flowers and explore basic flower structure, gesture, and shading to create a unique floral portrait.  Details 

Saturday

JAN 11

1 pm - 3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes.  Details