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:
Fashion and Impressionism

Saturday, November 2, 2019,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Free; no reservation required.

Modern life, fashion and art intersected in the works of the French Impressionists, rendering a new and influential Parisian aesthetic. Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes as he outfits a live model in a series of period costumes from day dress to ball gown, including a remarkable recreation of the dress featured in Edward Manet's painting Jeanne (Spring) from the Getty collection. Complements the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity:
Repoussé

Saturday, November 2, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

The technique of repoussé, in which soft metal is shaped from the reverse side to create a design in low relief, was used in ancient art to create decorative details on precious objects. Visit decorated metal artworks in the galleries and create a small repoussé ornament on silver foil using a stylus, an ancient writing tool.

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