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Studio Courses | Fall 2009 Highlights

A wide variety of art courses focusing on history and technique are offered regularly at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Our event calendar offers the full schedule of all upcoming courses.

Highlights of upcoming studio courses:

Drawing from the Old Masters: Foreshortening

Master Class: Gold Gilding

Bronze Sculpture Workshop

Drawing from the Old Masters: Foreshortening
The Getty Center

Foreshortening is using two-dimensional means to create the illusion of three-dimensional projection in space. Join artist Peter Zokosky to explore the dynamics and mechanics of this challenging and rewarding technique. You'll examine original works of art from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center and participate in guided drawing exercises to discover how Old Masters used foreshortening to depict realistic and compelling figures.

Peter Zokosky is a Los Angeles-based painter and teacher who has led numerous popular studio courses at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa on techniques including drawing animals, sculpting portraits in clay, and the art of the quick sketch.

Course fee $25. Open to 25 participants. This course is offered twice:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 | 1:00—4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 | 1:00—4:00 p.m.

Peter Zokosky with students in the Getty Center galleries

Master Class: Gold Gilding
The Getty Center

Medieval and Renaissance artists embellished manuscripts with shimmering leaves of hammered gold and fine metallic pigment. Join artist Sylvana Barrett for this daylong master class and explore historic techniques of raised, burnished, and water gilding as well as flat, mat, and embellished techniques drawn from period treatises.

Course fee (includes materials and box lunch) $145. Open to 20 participants. This course is offered twice:

Saturday, October 3, 2009 | 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 | 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Bronze Sculpture Workshop
The Getty Villa

Learn the art of lost wax casting in this three-session workshop complementing the exhibition The Chimaera of Arezzo. Explore sculpting, moldmaking, casting, and finishing techniques to create a small relief cast in bronze. Sessions take place at the Getty Villa (on October 7) and the Decker Fine Arts Foundry in North Hollywood (on October 14 and 21).

Course fee $215; $195 students (includes materials, foundry tour, and bronze casting fees). Open to 16 participants.

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, and 21, 2009 | 1:00–5:00 p.m.

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