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



Drawing from the Masters:
Mark Making

Sunday, January 21, 2018,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center

Explore the expressive potential of mark making to create value, form, and texture with artist Kaitlynn Redell. Complements the Michelangelo to Degas: A Newly-Acquired Collection of Drawing and the Finding Form exhibitions.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity:
Venus and Cupid

Saturday, February 10, 2018,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa

Known to the Romans as Venus and to the Greeks as Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty appeared in fantastic stories told by ancient writers and poets. Venus is also known for her mischievous son Cupid, who shot arrows into the hearts of gods and mortals, causing them to fall helplessly in love. In this workshop, learn about and draw from many objects in the museum's collection depicting gods of Love.

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