Artist Peter Zokosky leads participants at a past Getty Drawing Hour
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide range of courses and demonstrations at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

Programs at the Getty Center focus on European art from the Middle Ages to today; programs at the Getty Villa explore the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

We offer a range of gallery courses, studio courses, culinary workshops, handling sessions and artist demonstrations and projects throughout the year.

Event Highlights


All upcoming courses and demonstrations are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center



Drawing from the Masters:
Shifting Perspectives

Sunday, October 1, 2017,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Experiment using multiple perspectives and composites to create unique drawing compositions with artist Marissa Magdelena. Complements the exhibition Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney.

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At the Getty Villa



Making Monsters with Mary Doodles

Saturday, October 7, 2017,
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. &
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Getty Villa

Turn a squiggle into a monster! Join illustrator and You Tube artist Mary Doodles for an all-ages monster drawing workshop. Use drawing materials, the Getty Villa's collection, and your imagination to create scary, friendly, or silly monsters. This free, drop-in program is in collaboration with The Big Draw LA.

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