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: Positive and Negative Space

Sunday,
April 7, 2019,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Explore how artists compose pictures, design forms, and communicate emotions through the use of positive and negative space with artist Kaitlynn Redell.

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At the Getty Villa



Powerful Protectors: Magic in the Roman World

Saturday,
April 13, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Through magical chants and special objects, ancient Romans harnessed the forces of nature and asked supernatural beings to bring good fortune and protection. In this interactive family workshop, customize a personal power pouch and join actress Beth Kennedy for theatrical play to activate the magic!

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