A participant practices Renaissance painting techniques at a past studio course
Enjoy instruction in a variety of media related to the Museum's collection and current exhibitions. Designed for adults of all levels of expertise (unless otherwise specified), studio courses and culinary workshops are taught by artists, educators, and related professionals. Registration is required for all courses.

Studio Courses
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Hands-on studio activities guided by practicing artists focus on contemporary and historic materials and techniques related to art on view at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Programs range from introductory to master classes offered in both single and multisession format.

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The Crucible Page: A Workshop with Timothy C. Ely
Wednesday, October 26, 2016–
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 2016–
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $155 (includes materials, Day 1 lunch, and parking)
Open to 22 participants.



Join renowned book artist Timothy C. Ely for a special, two-day workshop investigating creative materials and methods for producing a contemporary manuscript page. Inspired by alchemical laboratories, cathedral architecture and medieval manuscripts, participants explore notions of illumination and concealment while employing traditional and invented symbols and codes for a modern take on a historical practice. Complements the exhibitions The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts and The Art of Alchemy.

 
The Luminous Panel: Egg Tempera Panel Painting
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, and parking)
Open to 23 participants.



From Byzantine icons and medieval altarpieces to contemporary works, the art of panel painting with egg tempera has been practiced for centuries. Join artist Sylvana Barrett for a daylong studio workshop exploring this delicate yet versatile medium. Participants make paint, explore both historic and modern painting techniques, and create a small panel painting. Complements the exhibition The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena.

 
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The Enduring Figure
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, and parking)
Open to 23 participants.

Discover how the traditional practice of drawing from a live model can inspire complex contemporary expression in this daylong studio workshop with artist Peter Zokosky. Participants explore the expressive capacity of the human form and the inventive potential of figurative art through a series of in-studio discussions, drawing sessions and a tour of the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj.


 
The Inspired Landscape
Sunday, July 24, 2016
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum studios
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, and parking)

Discover the beauty and power of the Romantic landscape in this daylong workshop with artist Richard Houston. Participants will use both watercolor and dry media to investigate the technical and stylistic innovations inspired by French artist Theodore Rousseau and the Romantic movement of the 19th century. The day culminates with a plein air session in the Getty's Central Garden. Complements the exhibition Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Theodore Rousseau.


 
Introduction to Fresco Painting, 2-part course
Sunday, June 5 and 12, 2016
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and galleries
Course fee $235 (includes materials, lunch, and parking)

Join fresco master iLia Anossov for a hands-on introduction to the art of painting on fresh plaster. The two-day workshop explores plaster preparation, cartoon-making and transfer methods, raw pigments, and painting techniques through lecture, demonstration, and studio practice. Each participant completes a buon fresco tile.

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Culinary Workshops
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Chefs, educators, and wine experts lead classes and hands-on cooking workshops providing a unique entree to the Museum's permanent collections and special exhibitions. All experience levels welcome.

 
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The Impressionist Palate
Thursday, September 15; repeats Friday,
September 16, 2016
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
Course fee $95, parking complimentary
Tickets available August 24, 2016

Explore the art and cuisine of the French Impressionists in this culinary workshop led by Maite Gomez Rejon of Artbites. Participants explore the Impressionist paintings at the Getty Center, discover the dining practices and food preferences of chefs and artists of the period, and prepare a class meal featuring historical ingredients and regional recipes.

 
Edible Alchemy
Thursday, December 7; repeats Friday,
December 8, 2016
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
Course fee $95, parking complimentary
Tickets available November 1, 2016

Journey to the Medieval world in this culinary workshop led by educator and chef Nancy DeLucia Real. Participants will visit The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts and The Art of Alchemy exhibitions, explore connections between food, color, science, and alchemy, then prepare a feast for the eyes, body and spirit.

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Drawing From the Masters
The Getty Center


Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sundays of the month at the Getty Center. Guest artists provide general guidance. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. Sign-up begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Information Desk. This is a free program.

 
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Expressive Drawing
Discover the potential for complex personal expression inherent in the act of drawing with artist Peter Zokosky in conjunction with the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj.

Sunday, August 7 and 21, 2016
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Understanding the Human Form
Explore how abstract form becomes configuration with artist Kaitlynn Redell in conjunction with the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj.

Sunday, September 4 and 18, 2016
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Mark Making
Explore the expressive potential of mark making to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdelena. Complements the Art of Change exhibition.

Sunday, October 2 and 16, 2016
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

The Evolving Gesture
Learn how gesture drawing can be used to investigate the pose, movement, and placement of the human figure with artist Kaitlynn Redell.Complements the London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj and Art of Change exhibitions.

Sunday, November 6 and 20, 2016
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Drawing as Exploration
Discover how the act of drawing can be a tool for exploration with artist Kaitlynn Redell. Complements the Art of Change exhibition.

Sunday, December 4 and 18, 2016
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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The Art of Drawing Trees
Trees can provide structure, rhythm or a magnificent focal point in a landscape drawing. Explore the art of drawing trees individually and in the landscape with artist Deborah Shaw in conjunction with the exhibition Unruly Nature: Landscapes of Theodore Rousseau.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Central Garden, Getty Center

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Drawing from Antiquity
The Getty Villa


Artists have long looked to classical antiquity for inspiration. Drawing from ancient works of art and architecture was a regular part of studio practice since the 15th century. Sketchbooks in hand, some artists even traveled to Italy and Greece to explore the surviving monuments of classical culture in situ.

Discover this historical tradition at the Getty Villa in this free, 1.5 hour program. Artist and educator Elmira Adamian guides an informal lesson as you sketch from works of art, architecture, and the gardens of the Villa. Experiment with various historical drawing materials in the gallery and studio.

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. Open to 25 participants.

Drawing in the Outer Peristyle garden
 
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Architecture and Perspective
Sketch architectural elements and create a perspective drawing of the Villa. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion
As part of The Big Draw LA celebration, practice figure drawing in the Outdoor Classical Theater as members of Legion Six Historical Society model ancient Roman dress. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free, drop-in program.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Perspective
Learn basic principles of linear perspective and create a drawing inspired by the Getty Villa's architecture and landscape. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Portraits
Through close observation and sketching exercises, learn about the proportions of the human face and draw from portrait sculptures in the galleries. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

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Crosshatching the Landscape
Capture the dynamism of the landscape surrounding the Villa using the crosshatching drawing technique. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

See all upcoming courses and demonstrations on our event calendar.

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