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



Artist at Work: Paper and Light

Sunday, June 11, 2017,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of 19th-century photographic processes and materials including large-format cameras, lenses, and interactive cameras obscura. Complements the exhibitions Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow and Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante. This is a free, drop-in program.

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At the Getty Villa



Artist at Work: Ancient Music

Saturday, May 27, 2017,
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Court

Musicians and instruments were popular subjects for ancient Greek painters and sculptors. Join musician and ethnomusicologist Roberto Catalano for a hands-on demonstration of folk instruments and music that carry on the ancient oral traditions of the Mediterranean. Learn how to make and play modern versions of ancient instruments, such as the aulos (reed pipe). This is a free, drop-in program.

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