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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Graphite and Clay: Drawing and Sculpting the Figure
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $135
(includes materials, lunch, parking, and live model)



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.

 
Aphrodisiacs: Aroma of Desire
Saturday, February 11; repeats
Saturday, February 18, 2017
12:30–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and galleries
Course fee $65
(includes materials and parking)
Open to 24 participants.



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.

 
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Sculpting the Human Form
Sunday, December 11, 2016
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting rooms and museum galleries
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, and parking)
Open to 24 participants.

Building on the Greco-Roman admiration of the athletic male nude, participants in this day-long workshop led by artist Peter Zokosky explore human anatomy, form, and proportion while sculpting from a live nude model. Following a gallery tour, return to the studio for sculpting demonstrations and exercises. Each participant takes home a 16-inch sculpture in oil-based clay.

 
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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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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Aphrodisiacs
Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday,
February 15, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
Course fee $95, parking complimentary



Celebrate Valentine's Day by exploring historic aphrodisiacs and art dedicated to love, sex, and beauty with Maite Gomez-Rejón of Artbites. Tour the Museum's collection, then prepare hors d'oeuvres and cocktails inspired by historic recipes and filled with amorous ingredients.



 
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Edible Alchemy
Thursday, December 8; repeats
Friday, December 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
Course fee $95, parking complimentary

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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Drawing on the Edge
Discover how contour drawing can be used to investigate the form, shape, and movement of the human figure with artist Marissa Magdelena. Complements The Sculptural Line and Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment exhibitions.

Sunday, February 5 and 19, 2017
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Drawing Hands
Explore the art of drawing hands while working from sculptures in the Getty collection with artist Kaitlynn Redell. Complements The Sculptural Line and Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment exhibitions.

Sunday, March 5 and 19, 2017
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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Perceiving Value
Explore value and light logic to create dynamic compositions with the illusion of form, depth and space with artist Diana Bonilla.

Sunday, January 15, 2017
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

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

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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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Love and Beauty
Celebrate a day of love and beauty by learning the ancient tales of the goddess of love. Then draw objects depicting the deity known to the Greeks as Aphrodite and the Romans as Venus.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Ancient Gods and Goddesses
Depicting deities in art was one of the most popular practices in antiquity. Learn about and draw from many examples of art depicting ancient gods and goddesses.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

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The Shape of a Vase
Greek vases were produced in broad range of shapes and sizes, for its particular function and use. Learn about and draw from a variety shape of vases in the museum's 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, January 14, 2017
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

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

See all upcoming courses and demonstrations on our event calendar.

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