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



Graphite and Clay: Drawing and Sculpting the Figure

Saturday, January 21, 2017,
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Discover the relationship between drawing and sculpting the figure in this daylong studio workshop with artist Peter Zokosky. Participants explore the dynamics of gesture and the vitality of the human figure through a series of sketches while producing a 16-inch sculpture in oil-based clay. Complements the exhibitions Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment and The Sculptural Line. Course fee $135 (includes materials, lunch, and life model). Complimentary parking.

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At the Getty Villa



Aphrodisiacs: Aromas of Desire

Saturdays, February 11 and
February 18, 2017,
12:30–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and galleries

Fragrances and perfumes have been known to awaken desires since antiquity. Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to the art of perfumery. Explore the natural materials used to create fragrance waters and perfume oils in ancient Greece and Rome, then create your own aphrodisiac fragrance in this hands-on workshop. Course fee $65 (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

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