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.
At the Getty Center
Explore the materials and techniques used to create the vibrant manuscript illuminations on view in the Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister exhibition in this day-long medieval painting workshop with artist Sylvana Barrett. Participants discover early pigment sources and investigate the commercial as well as symbolic value of period colors. Open to 22 participants. Course $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.
At the Getty Villa
Join instructor Elmira Adamian for a workshop exploring the art of the painted portrait. Learn about the mummy portraits of Greco-Roman Egypt's Fayum region, where painters achieved realism in their depictions of women, men, and children. Studio exercises include study of the anatomy of the human face, mixing tempera paint from raw pigment, and painting on wood panels.