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



Master Class: Gilding for Illuminators

Friday and Saturday,
January 23 and 24, 2015,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios A & B

This two-session intensive workshop on the art of gilding explores recipes and techniques for complex, raised gilding from period treatises and delves into the preparation of historic solutions including gum ammoniac and garlic, glair, parchment, and fish glues. Led by Sylvana Barrett, artist and historian of medieval techniques, this workshop is recommended for artists, illuminators, calligraphers, and those with previous gilding experience.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.

At the Getty Villa



Head Sculpting Workshop

Sunday, March 8, 2015,
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and Museum galleries

Join artist Peter Zokosky on March 8 for a daylong intensive sculpture workshop on modeling the head from live models at the Getty Villa. Tour the Villa's galleries to explore Greco-Roman sculpted portraits, then return to the studio for exercises focusing on correct proportion and modeling facial features. Each participant will take home a sculpted head in oil-based clay.

Learn more about this program and buy tickets.