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



Drawing from the Masters:
Self-Portrait Drawing

Sunday, September 3, 2017,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Discover the art of self-portraits while exploring how to draw facial features and capture a personal likeness with artist Peter Zokosky. Complements the exhibition Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity:
Drawing Trees

Saturday, September 2, 2017,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa

Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works at the Getty Villa. Experiment with various techniques, including cloud sketching and marking while drawing from many varieties of fruit and decorative trees. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Tour Meeting Place.

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