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, studio courses, culinary workshops, handling sessions 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

Watercolor Workshop

Sunday, April 19, 2015,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Studios

Join artist Richard Houston in this daylong workshop exploring J. M W. Turner's extraordinary and innovative late watercolors. Working in the studio, participants experiment with watercolor materials, color mixing, light effects, and creative techniques through a series of discussions, exercises, and a tour of the exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa


Sunday, April 12, 2015,
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Court

Silversmith and restorer Rick White discusses ancient and modern silversmithing hand tools and techniques related to the exhibition, Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville. Watch a simple demonstration of raising, forging, and decorative techniques. This is a free, drop-in program.

Learn more about this program.