adult classes

Enjoyment from art and food.


Trace the history of art and the role of food in a historical and social context by combining art and culinary history with informal hands-on cooking classes in museum settings, schools or in the comfort of your home. Recent classes include A Taste of Paris, The Trail of Alexander the Great, The Grand Tour, Jefferson in Monticello, Pigment and Spice: India Through the Senses and Modern Vienna.


The schedule below is updated regularly so make sure to check back often. To schedule a private class, please contact info@artbites.net


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upcoming classes


Visit my favorite blog, Salad for President, to learn how to make a gorgeous, healthy and delicious salad inspired by stained glass windows. And watch these videos for fun facts and a great spring cocktail inspired by Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, on the Getty Iris and to see the Cur-ATE series in action on Backyard Bite!



july

Dining with Matisse

Wednesday 7/23 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm, repeats Thursday 7/24 and Sunday 7/27 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm (full)

Discover the rich history of French cuisine while viewing the special exhibition Matisse: Life in Color. Then head to the museum cafe to participate in the hands-on cooking of a contemporary French meal inspired by Matisse’s travels.

sold out!



august

Cooking American

Saturday 8/9 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Discover the history of war rationing, opulent dining and melting pot possibilities through the Huntington's permanent collection and the special exhibition Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War with Maite. After the tour, students will prepare an early 20th century meal with a contemporary twist. ($90)

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Tasting Art:  You Are What You Eat

Saturday 8/23 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Travel through LACMA's permanent collection while viewing portraits form around the world and hearing relatable stories based on food an drink. Then head to the Surfas Test Kitchen and prepare an international multi-course meal inspired by history, and the gallery conversation. Please note that through this class meets at LACMA it is not LACMA organized. ($100 includes museum admission, tour, all ingredients and wine. Cost excludes museum parking).

LACMA and Surfas

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september

Cooking California

Saturday 9/6 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Explore the Arts & Crafts movement in Southern California while viewing The Huntington’s intimate Greene and Greene gallery and objects from the permanent collection. Discover the dining habits of the time and prepare a meal inspired by early 20th century cookbooks. ($90)

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

registration opens on 8/20. details to to follow.


Tasting Art:  Graff-EAT-i

Friday 9/12 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Explore the relationships between 16th century manuscripts from the Getty Research Institute’s collection of rare books with art from some LA’s most influential contemporary graffiti and tattoo artists in SCRATCH, ESMoA’s latest Experience. After what is sure to be a dynamic conversation in this groundbreaking show, prepare Los Angeles street foods. ($95)

ESMoA

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The Spectacle of French Cuisine: From Rococo to Revolution

Thursday 9/18 from 10:30am to 2:30am, repeats Friday 9/19

Explore French art and culinary traditions in this hands-on workshop. As an appetizer, tour the Getty’s collection of French drawings, paintings and decorative arts and then prepare a class meal inspired by historic recipes and ingredients. Complements the exhibition Rococo and Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawing from Los Angeles Collections. Open to 20 participants. ($85 includes parking)

The Getty Center

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october

The History of Collecting

Saturday 10/4 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Discuss the history of collecting from antiquity through Henry and Arabella’s passion, which led to one of the finest collections in the country. View some of the key objects in the collection and prepare a worldly feast. ($90)

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

registration opens on 8/20. details to to follow.


The Art of the Samurai

Saturday 10/11 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Explore Japanese gastronomy and samurai culture through LACMA’s special exhibition Samurai: Japanese Armor from the

Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Meuleer Collection before preparing a historic meal at Surfas in Culver City. Please note that through this class meets at LACMA it is not LACMA organized. ($100 includes museum admission, tour, all ingredients and wine. Cost excludes museum parking).

LACMA and Surfas

registration info to follow