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 programs, 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



Making Scents of the Ancient World: Perfume Workshop

Tuesdays & Sundays,
July 10–31, 2018,
11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Outdoor Classroom

Free; no reservation required.

Perfume was everywhere in the ancient world, from scented oils and lotions used to perfume the body (both living and dead) to incense burned in homes and temples. The earliest documentation of perfume use and production is over 4,000 years old. Egyptians created alluring scents out of natural materials (flowers, herbs, resins, and animal products) to enhance their world and connect to worlds beyond. Build your own perfume using ancient ingredients in this free, drop-in workshop and bring the past home with you. Complements the exhibition Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World.

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At the Getty Villa



Play-Doh Play

Saturday,
June 23, 2018,
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Court

Free; reservation required.

What if Plato played with Play-Doh? In this free, drop-in family workshop, create play-dough sculptures inspired by art in the Getty Villa. Add to a communal sculpture and make your own play-dough to take home. This is a recurring program that runs in April, May, and June and complements the exhibition Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions.

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