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



Culinary Workshop: Aphrodisiacs Cocktail Party

Thursday and Friday,
February 12 and 13, 2015,
1–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room

Celebrate Valentine's Day by exploring historic aphrodisiacs and art dedicated to love, sex, and beauty with Maite Gomez-Rejón of Artbites. Tour the Museum's collection, then prepare hors d'oeuvres and cocktails inspired by historic recipes filled with amorous ingredients.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa



Head Sculpting Workshop

Sunday, March 8, 2015,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and Museum galleries

Join artist Peter Zokosky on March 8 for a daylong intensive sculpture workshop on modeling the head from live models at the Getty Villa. Tour the Villa's galleries to explore Greco-Roman sculpted portraits, then return to the studio for exercises focusing on correct proportion and modeling facial features. Each participant will take home a sculpted head in oil-based clay.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.