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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Introduction to Fresco Painting
(2-part course)

Sunday, October 19, 2014;
Sunday, October 26
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio
Course fee $235 (includes lunch, materials, and parking)



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

 
Jewelry Workshop
Saturday, November 1, 2014;
repeats Saturday, November 15
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio
Course fee $125 (includes materials, lunch, parking)
Open to 16 participants



Join designer and artist Deborah Wright for a hands-on introduction to the art of fashioning metal into jewelry. Explore fabrication, tools, and contemporary techniques in the light of methods employed by artisans of antiquity. Participants are introduced to forging, shaping, piercing, decorative techniques—such as wire-wrapping and stamping—through a gallery tour, demonstration, and studio practice. Each student completes a pair of pierced hoop earrings.

 
Froth and Folly: Scents for 18th Century French Nobility
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios
Course fee $65 (includes materials and parking)
Open to 25 participants



Which scents wafted through the air at the Palace of Versailles? Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to perfumery. Explore the materials used to create potpourri, fragrance waters, and perfume oils in France during the 18th century and create your own historic fragrance in this hands-on workshop.

 
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Sculpting Workshop: Rubens and the Dramatic Figure
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios A & B
Course fee $125 (includes lunch, materials, and parking)
Open to 22 participants

Peter Paul Rubens was a key artist of the Baroque period, an era whose art evokes drama and sensuality. Join artist Christopher Slatoff in this daylong sculpting workshop exploring the dynamic and expressive qualities of the human figure. Participants tour the exhibitions Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist and Drawing in the Age of Rubens for inspiration, and create a 16-inch sculpture in clay from a live model.

 
Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion
Sunday, September 28, 2014;
repeats Sunday, October 5
1–4:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries
$40 per session or $75 for the series (includes materials and parking)
Open to 22 participants

Join instructor Audrey Chan for a two-day exploration of the figure and ancient men's and women's fashions modeled by members of the Legion Six Historical Society. Sketching exercises in the galleries and studio concentrate on the depiction of figures dressed in armor and draped fabric in poses inspired by classical statuary.

Day 1: Sunday, September 28, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Women's Fashion
Day 2: Sunday, October 5, 1:00–4:30 p.m.: Men's Fashion


 
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.








 
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.

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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 Knight's Table: Food, Drink, and
Damsels in Distress

Thursday, November 6;
repeats Friday, November 7, 2014
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Private Dining Room
Course fee $85, parking complimentary
Open to 20 participants



Explore art and cuisine from the age of chivalry with chef and art historian Robin Trento. Tour the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages, discover period customs, ingredients, and recipes, and prepare a class meal fit for nobility.

Culinary Workshop
 
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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

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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Drawing Hands
Explore the art of drawing hands using gesture drawing, simple forms and angle citing with artist Kaitlynn Redell, part of The Big Draw LA celebration.

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



Drawing Babies
Discover the unique challenges and solutions to rendering babies with artist Marissa Magdelena.

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

Drawing Heads
Explore the art of drawing the human head while learning basic anatomy, proportions, and placement of key features with artist Peter Zokosky.

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

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Drawing on the Edge
Strengthen your eye hand coordination through the practice of contour drawing with artist Kaitlynn Redell.

Sunday, September 7 and 21, 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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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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Drawing en Plein Air
Join gallery educator Elmira Adamian for sketching exercises en plein air in the Villa's Outer Peristyle gardens as part of the Big Draw LA celebration. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free, drop-in program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Outer Peristyle




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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

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


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

See all upcoming courses and demonstrations on our event calendar.

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