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Mythical Monsters
Family Workshop

Dates: Saturday, January 17, 2009, repeating Saturday, January 24, and Saturday, January 31, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon
Location: Getty Villa, Education Studio
Admission: $10 per adult, $5 per child. Children must be ages 6–10 years, and at least one adult must register per family. Open to 15 participants per session.

Did you know that the ancient world was positively teeming with monsters? It's true! From the snake-headed Medusa who could turn you to stone with her glare, to the half-man, half-horse centaurs who loved to stir up mischief, monsters—and fascinating stories about them—were everywhere in ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art, literature, and myth.

Spend a Saturday exploring monster lore as a family with this fun, hands-on workshop. You'll hear about heroes and harpies, griffins and gorgons, then make your own art project featuring your favorites. You'll also get lots of ideas for monstrously clever projects and stories to explore together at home.

Families are welcome to stay after the workshop to explore the Villa's galleries and gardens. Family-friendly food options are available at the Cafe as well as the coffee kiosk, which features grab-and-go items.

Roof ornament with Medusa / Etruscan

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

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