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



A Renaissance in Dining: Culture and Cuisine of the Northern Italian Courts

Thursday and Friday,
May 14 and 15, 2015,
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room

Explore the majesty of Renaissance art, culture, and cuisine from the courts of Northern Italy with museum educator and chef Nancy DeLucia Real in this hands-on culinary workshop. Participants tour the exhibition Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts, discover period dining practices, and prepare a meal highlighting historic recipes and ingredients. Course fee $85.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa



Metal Embossing and Repoussé Workshop

Sunday, May 31, 2015,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and Museum galleries

Artist Elmira Adamian leads this introductory-level workshop on the metalworking techniques of embossing and repoussé, the art of creating relief sculpture on a sheet of metal. Tour the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, which features some of the finest examples of ancient Roman silver sculpted in relief. In the studio, create your own low-relief decorations on malleable metal sheets.

Learn more about this program.