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, courses, culinary programs, 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



Artist at Work: The Camera

Sunday,
September 22, 2019,
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of photography through the evolution of historical cameras and lenses from daguerreotypes to digital. View early "mouse traps," unusual panoramic cameras, mammoth plate cameras, microscope cameras, multi-lens cameras and even cameras disguised as handbags.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity:
Flora and Fauna in Roman Art

Saturday,
August 24, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum's collection and sights at the Getty Villa. Ancient artists represented a variety of plants and animals in art, especially in frescoes. Find inspiration from the vibrant images in wall paintings or draw from nature using watercolor pencils. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

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