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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Printmaking Workshop
Session 1: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Session 2: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $125 (includes materials and parking)
Open to 24 participants



Join artist Poli Marichal for this two-session printmaking workshop. Participants will learn basic techniques for intaglio printing including plate preparation, line and mark-making, inking techniques as well as pulling their own print while exploring the rich visual vocabulary of James Ensor.


 
Studio Workshop: Mosaics
Sunday, July 27, 2014
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries
Course fee $150 (includes materials, lunch, and parking)
Open to 20 participants



Join Greek mosaics conservator George Karabalis for a one-day workshop on mosaic techniques from antiquity through the Byzantine era. Explore the history, evolution, and conservation of mosaics in a lecture and tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. In the studio, learn traditional techniques of selecting and applying tesserae to create your own mosaic tile.








 
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Studio Workshop: Architectural Landscape Drawing
Thursday, July 10, 2014
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Outer Peristyle
Course fee $40 (includes materials and parking)
Open to 24 participants

Draw inspiration from the architecture and gardens of the Getty Villa in this architectural landscape drawing course. Join instructor Elmira Adamian for drawing exercises focusing on perspective, proportion, and composition.



 
Sculpting in Relief
Sunday, June 29, 2014
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, parking)
Open to 24 participants

Join instructor Elmira Adamian for a hands-on exploration of relief sculpture, the art of creating an illusion of depth in a shallow space. Following a focused gallery tour, return to the studio to practice contemporary applications of relief sculpture inspired by floral and mythological motifs. Each participant completes painted relief tiles with air-drying clay and acrylic paint.


 
Icon Painting Workshop
Saturday, June 14, 2014
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, parking)
Open to 24 participants

Discover the art of icon painting using modern methods and materials in this daylong painting workshop with contemporary iconographer Father Michael Courey. Participants learn to develop the figure and apply colors following Byzantine layering techniques developed in antiquity while using contemporary acrylic pigments. Each participant completes a small icon painting. Complements the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections.






 
Double Vision: Making Albumen Print Stereographs
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $125 (includes lunch and materials)
Complimentary parking
Open to 24 participants


Join Luther Gerlach, nationally recognized photographer specializing in 19th-century techniques, and learn to make albumen print stereographs from negative to final print in this daylong studio workshop. Participants explore vintage cameras, lenses, and historic photographic processes in conjunction with the exhibition A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography.


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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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A Taste of Byzantium
Thursday, August 14;
repeats Friday, August 15, 2014
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries
Course fee $85, parking complimentary
Open to 20 participants



Discover the flavors that met at the opulent and spiritual crossroads of the Byzantine Empire, which bridged the Roman era and the Middle Ages. Join chef and art historian Robin Trento for a tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, then pick herbs in the Herb Garden. Participants use historic ingredients and recipes to prepare and then enjoy a class meal. Read Trento's blog post, "What did Byzantine Food Taste Like?" on The Getty Iris.


Culinary Workshop
 
The Spectacle of French Cuisine: From Rococo to Revolution
Thursday, September 18; repeats Friday, September 19, 2014
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
Course fee $85, parking complimentary

Tickets on sale August 5

Explore French art and culinary traditions with Maite Gomez-Rejon of Artbites in this hands-on culinary workshop. As an appetizer, participants tour the Getty's collection of French drawings, paintings, and decorative arts and then prepare a class meal inspired by historic recipes and ingredients. Complements the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: Eighteenth-century Drawing From Los Angeles Collections.

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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 Drawings
Discover how to tap into an existing language of line, shape, tone, and placement to communicate meaning and emotion in your drawing with artist Peter Zokosky.

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

Mark Making
Explore the expressive potential of making marks to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdelena.

Sunday, August 3 and 17, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum Galleries

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Creating a Garden and Wildflower Journal
Discover the practice of garden and wildflower journaling with botanical artist Deborah Shaw. Learn the value of journaling, what to look for, and how to draw leaves and flowers.

Sunday, June 1 and 15, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Central Garden

Exploration and Resolution
Explore drawing as an act of improvisation, exploration, and selective resolution with artist Peter Zokosky.

Sunday, May 4 and 18, 2014
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries

Form Through Line
Explore the drawing techniques of hatching and cross-hatching to create the illusion of form with artist Stas Orlovski. Complements the Hatched! exhibition.

Sunday, March 2, 16, and April 6, 2014
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

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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, one-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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Plein Air Drawing with Watercolor Pencils
Since ancient times, artists have taken inspiration from nature. In this drawing workshop, sketch in the Outer Peristyle and experiment with watercolor pencils and wet brushes. 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, July 19, 2014
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

Depicting Drapery
Learn how to create the illusion of draped and gathered fabric by sketching from ancient 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, August 30, 2014
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

Light and Shadow
Create dynamic compositions of light and shadow by sketching from ancient 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, September 20, 2014
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

See all upcoming courses and demonstrations on our event calendar.

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