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

Froth and Folly: Scents for 18th Century French Nobility

Sunday, December 7, 2014,
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Which scents wafted through the air at the Palace of Versailles? Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to perfumery. Explore the materials used to create potpourri, fragrance waters, and perfume oils in France during the 18th century and create your own historic fragrance in this hands-on workshop.

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At the Getty Villa

Jewelry Workshop

Saturdays, November 1 and
November 15, 2014,
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio

Join designer and artist Deborah Wright for a hands-on introduction to the art of fashioning metal into jewelry. Explore fabrication, tools, and contemporary techniques in the light of methods employed by artisans of antiquity. Participants are introduced to forging, shaping, piercing, decorative techniques—such as wire-wrapping and stamping—through a gallery tour, demonstration, and studio practice. Each student completes a pair of pierced hoop earrings.

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