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



Drawing from the Masters:
Artistic Anatomy

Sunday, March 15, 2020,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Learn to draw the human figure while exploring key elements of human anatomy and proportion with artist Peter Zokosky. Complements the exhibition Michelangelo Drawings.

At the Getty Villa



Drawing From Antiquity:
Carved Narrative: Sculpture in Relief

Saturday, March 21, 2020,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa

Free; no reservation required.

Many stories from the ancient world come to us in the form of beautiful stone or clay relief sculptures. In this workshop, learn about the stories, materials, and techniques behind these works, and then craft a small clay relief of your own. Complements the exhibition Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq. Sign up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. This is a free program.