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 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 Origami Garden

Saturday & Sunday,
May 12 & 13, 2018,
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Drop by as Robert J. Lang, one of the world's foremost origami artists/theorists and former NASA laser physicist, creates a large-scale origami work starting with a six-foot square sheet of paper. By exploring the intersection of origami, mathematics and science, Lang produces seemingly impossible and eye-catching origami designs noted for their detail and realism. Compliments the Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography exhibition.

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At the Getty Villa



Circe's Seed Ball Workshop

Saturday & Sunday,
April 21 & 22, 2018,
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Herb Garden

Free; reservation required.

In Homer's Odyssey, Circe was a magical being famous for her knowledge of plants and her herbal potions that transformed people into animals. Explore the Villa Herb Garden with your family, then drop in to learn about ancient herbs and make seed balls to grow your own mini-garden at home!

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