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



The Luminous Panel: Egg Tempera Panel Painting

Saturday, December 3, 2016,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum studios

From Byzantine icons and medieval altarpieces to contemporary works, the art of panel painting with egg tempera has been practiced for centuries. Join artist Sylvana Barrett for a daylong studio workshop exploring this delicate yet versatile medium. Participants make paint, explore both historic and modern painting techniques, and create a small panel painting. Complements the exhibition The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena.

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At the Getty Villa



Sculpting the Human Form

Sunday, December 11, 2016,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

Building on the Greco-Roman admiration of the athletic male nude, participants in this day-long workshop led by artist Peter Zokosky explore human anatomy, form, and proportion while sculpting from a live nude model. Following a gallery tour, return to the studio for sculpting demonstrations and exercises. Each participant takes home a 16-inch sculpture in oil-based clay. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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