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



Drawing from the Masters:
The Art of Darkness

Sunday, December 3, 2017,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Discover the expressive power of light and shadow to create dramatic and evocative drawings with artist Kaitlynn Redell. Complements the exhibition, Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity: Animals

Saturday, December 16, 2017,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa

Animals have inspired artists throughout the course of history. In ancient Rome, lions and horses were symbols of courage, power, and wealth. Learn about the significance of these animals, and use contour drawing to study the anatomical structure of animals from objects in the museum's collection.

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