Enjoy instruction in a variety of media related to the Museum’s collection and current exhibitions. Registration is required for all courses. Chefs, food historians, wine connoisseurs and other experts provide a unique drawing lessons for kids 3 4 years to the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions through an exciting array of culinary themed talks and tastings. Greenstone tablet depicting lord grasping a cacao tree as a staff.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Discover the rich history of cacao from its origins as a frothy, bitter beverage prized by ancient Mesoamerican societies, through its introduction into the 16th century courts of Europe, and to the bean-to-bar craft traditions practiced in Los Angeles today. A panel of experts explores the global journey of cacao as well as the traditional practices and more modern inventions that inform the art of chocolate making. Maite has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRW’s Good Food and NPR’s Splendid Table. University of California, Berkeley and teaches about Latino food and food justice in the Departments of Spanish and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
She has published a number of food-related articles and essays as well as her recent book, Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles. Tsai works with growers to select specially fermented beans for a unique flavor, and uses whole cacao nibs and whole spices as Mother Nature intended. Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment. All year round, from sunrise to sunset, families in medieval Europe made and drank fermented beverages for health, pleasure, and profit.
Beer tasting enjoyed on the outdoor terrace following the talk. Complements the exhibition Illuminating Women in the Medieval World. Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sundays of the month at the Getty Center. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. Learn to create the illusion of space through drawing on paper then transform your drawings into a real three-dimensional artworks using simple geometric origami techniques with artist Marissa Magdelena. Discover the art of drawing flowers with botanical artist Deborah Shaw and learn about basic flower structure, gesture and shading. Explore the art of landscape drawing while working in the Getty Center’s Central Garden with artists Deborah Shaw and Kaitlynn Redell.
Discover how contour drawing can be used to investigate the form, shape, and movement of the human figure with artist Marissa Magdelena. Explore techniques for drawing animals and learn the basics of animal structure and anatomy with artist Peter Zokosky. Hands-on studio activities guided by practicing artists focus on contemporary and historic materials and techniques related to art on view at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Programs range from introductory to master classes offered in both single and multi-session format. Perfume is an ancient art form going back 4,000 years. Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to the art of perfumery. Discover the history of perfume making, explore the materials used by ancient Greek and Romans, and create a custom fragrance in this hands-on workshop.