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



From Intimate to Grand: The Art of Edme Bouchardon

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Boardroom

Join art historian and museum educator Lilit Sadoyan in a gallery course exploring both sculpture and drawings in the major international loan exhibition, Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Age of Enlightenment. Considered "the greatest sculptor and the best draftsman of his century," Edme Bouchardon produced work that ranged in subject and style. From personal drawings to monumental sculptures, Bouchardon's oeuvre includes studies of the antique to commissions from Louis XV. Course fee $35. Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Painted Portraits

Sunday, March 5, 2017,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and galleries

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. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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