Courses and Demonstrations

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  • Artist at Work: Arms and Armor

    Sundays through November 2, 2014
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    How did knights get shining armor? Drop by as master blacksmith Tony Swatton demonstrates materials and techniques used in making arms and armor of the Middle Ages. Complements the Chivalry in the Middle Ages exhibition.

  • Drawing from the Masters: Drawing Babies

    Sunday November 2, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sundays of the month at the Getty Center. In November, discover the unique challenges to and solutions for rendering babies with artist Marissa Magdelena with a focus on proportion and key features. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Culinary Workshop: A Knight's Table: Food, Drink, and Damsels in Distress

    Thursday November 6, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Private Dining Room, Getty Center

    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. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

    Course repeats on Friday, November 7.

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  • Culinary Workshop: A Knight's Table: Food, Drink, and Damsels in Distress

    Friday November 7, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Private Dining Room, Getty Center

    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. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

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  • Art Circles

    Saturday November 15, 2014
    6 pm - 8 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Course fee $25 per session (includes a sandwich voucher and parking). Meet at the Information Desk for course introduction.

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  • Drawing from the Masters: Drawing Babies

    Sunday November 16, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In November, discover the unique challenges to and solutions for rendering babies with artist Marissa Magdelena with a focus on proportion and key features. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Froth and Folly: Scents for 18th-Century French Nobility

    Sunday December 7, 2014
    1 pm - 5 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    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. Open to 25 participants. Course fee $65 (includes materials). Complimentary parking.

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  • Drawing from the Masters: Drawing Heads

    Sunday December 7, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sundays of the month at the Getty Center. In December, discover art of drawing the human head while learning basic proportions, anatomy, and placement of key features with artist Peter Zokosky. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Artist at Work: Manuscript Illumination

    Sundays December 21, 2014 - January 18, 2015
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Museum Studios, Getty Center

    Drop by as artist Sylvana Barrett demonstrates the traditional materials and techniques used to create the fine gold gilding and painted images found in illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages. Complements the exhibition Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages.

    1:00–2:00 p.m.: Pigments and gilding
    2:00–3:00 p.m.: Medieval painting techniques

  • Drawing from the Masters: Drawing Heads

    Sunday December 21, 2014
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In December, discover the art of drawing the human head while learning basic proportions, anatomy, and placement of key features with artist Peter Zokosky. All experience levels welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 pm at the Information Desk.

The Getty Villa

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Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

  • Handling Session: Mummy Portraits

    Thursdays and Sundays through October 30, 2014
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa
    How were mummy portraits painted in Roman Egypt? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Explore tools and materials used by ancient artists, ranging from pigments to beeswax, and discover the tempera and encaustic painting techniques used to create these unique portraits. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Jewelry Workshop

    Saturday November 1, 2014
    10 am - 4:30 pm
    Education Studio, Getty Villa
    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. Open to 16 participants. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

    Course repeats on November 15.

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  • Handling Session: Greek Vases

    Sundays November 2, 2014 - May 10, 2015
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa
    How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Touch tools and materials used by ancient potters and painters, ranging from riverbed clays to mouse-whisker brushes. Discover the hidden techniques used to shape and decorate these ancient painted vessels in the black-figure and red-figure styles. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Handling Session: Greek Vases

    Thursdays November 6, 2014 - May 7, 2015
    11 am - 12 pm
    Reading Room, Getty Villa
    How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Touch tools and materials used by ancient potters and painters, ranging from riverbed clays to mouse-whisker brushes. Discover the hidden techniques used to shape and decorate these ancient painted vessels in the black-figure and red-figure styles. This is a free, drop-in program.

  • Jewelry Workshop

    Saturday November 15, 2014
    10 am - 4:30 pm
    Education Studio, Getty Villa
    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. Open to 16 participants. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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  • Drawing from Antiquity: Take a Closer Look

    Saturday November 22, 2014
    11 am - 12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join gallery educator Elmira Adamian for sketching exercises focusing on small objects and artwork details in the Villa 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.

  • Culinary Workshop: Feasts and Opulence in Roman Gaul

    Thursday December 4, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Join museum educator and chef Nancy DeLucia Real to explore the art, culture and religion of Roman Gaul (modern-day France) in a hands-on historical cooking class. Participants view lavish silver artifacts in the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, visit the Herb Garden, then prepare recipes inspired by Gallo-Romanic cuisine and ancient opulence. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

    Course repeats on Friday, December 5.

    Tickets on sale beginning November 1.

  • Culinary Workshop: Feasts and Opulence in Roman Gaul

    Friday December 5, 2014
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Join museum educator and chef Nancy DeLucia Real to explore the art, culture and religion of Roman Gaul (modern-day France) in a hands-on historical cooking class. Participants view lavish silver artifacts in the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, visit the Herb Garden, then prepare recipes inspired by Gallo-Romanic cuisine and ancient opulence. Open to 20 participants. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking.

    Tickets on sale beginning November 1.

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Roman

    Sunday December 7, 2014
    1 pm - 4 pm
    Meeting Rooms, Getty Villa
    Travel back 2,000 years with educator Shelby Brown to appreciate the self-indulgent practices, delicate arts, and elaborate architecture of wealthy Romans. Our models are the Getty Villa itself, a copy of an elite Roman mansion, objects from the Villa's collection, and the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville. Course fee $35. Complimentary parking.

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  • Drawing from Antiquity: Contour Drawing

    Wednesday December 10, 2014
    11 am - 12:25 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join gallery educator Elmira Adamian for sketching exercises in the Villa galleries focusing on the contours (or outlines) of ancient sculptures. 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.

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