Public Workshops

Workshops, taught by top industry professionals, are offered to provide training in lettering, type history, typeface design, technology and production to anyone wishing to build skills and their knowledge base.
Note: Some of the workshops listed here are offered as electives for the Typeface Design Certificate Program. Space permitting, these workshops are also offered to the general public.

Upcoming workshops

Public workshops do not require an application to attend. You can enroll online or by phone through the Continuing Education office at 212-353-4195, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Registration for the Fall 2015 workshops takes place between September 3rd and 24th after which time a $15 late enrollment fee will be applied.

Each year, registration for fall classes and workshops takes place in September. For spring classes and workshops registration is in January, and for summer classes, it takes place in May. Upcoming workshops are sometimes posted early to give advance notice of what will be offered for those who need to make travel plans. A one time per term $25 registration fee applies.

For more information, see the FAQ section, or e-mail type@cooper.edu with your questions.



Type@Cooper - Mechanics of Typographic Space
Mechanics of Typographic Space
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Tue. Oct. 04 – Tue, Nov. 29, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 760

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals.
Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals.
with Troy Leinster

Tue. Oct. 04 – Tue, Dec. 06, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 880

Type@Cooper - Responsive Design & Web Typography
Responsive Design & Web Typography
with Nick Sherman

Tue. Oct. 04 – Tue, Nov. 15, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 590

Type@Cooper - Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press
Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press
with Daniel Morris

Wed. Oct. 05 – Wed, Nov. 30, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 600

Type@Cooper - Calligraphy: The Italic Hand
Calligraphy: The Italic Hand
with Cara Di Edwardo

Wed. Oct. 05 – Wed, Dec. 07, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 600

Type@Cooper - Script Lettering
Script Lettering
with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 08 – Sun, Oct. 09, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440

Type@Cooper - Lettering Intensive: The Modern Letter
Lettering Intensive: The Modern Letter
with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 15 – Sun, Oct. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440

Type@Cooper - Hand-Lettered Logotypes
Hand-Lettered Logotypes
with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 22 – Sun, Oct. 23, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440

Type@Cooper - Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush
Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush
with Carl Rohrs

Sat. Oct. 29 – Sun, Oct. 30, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440

Type@Cooper - Flourished Script
Flourished Script
with Ken Barber

Sat. Nov. 05 – Sun, Nov. 06, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440

Type@Cooper - Proportions
Proportions
with John Downer

Sat. Nov. 12 – Sun, Nov. 13, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440

Type@Cooper - Vernacular Lettering
Vernacular Lettering
with John Downer

Sat. Nov. 19 – Sun, Nov. 20, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Spencerian Lettering
Spencerian Lettering
with Ken Barber

Sat. Dec. 03 – Sun, Dec. 04, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 440


Past events are listed below.

Please direct all inquiries to type@cooper.edu. Your questions will receive the promptest possible reply.



Drawing Letterforms: The Sans Serif with Ewan Clayton

Sat. Jun. 25 – Sun, Jun. 26, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Scripting RoboFont with Python with Just van Rossum

Wed. Jun. 22 – Thu, Jun. 23, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Font Production with Andy Clymer

Wed. Jun. 22 – Wed, Jul. 27, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Half Full Bevel Mock with John Downer

Mon. Jun. 20 – Tue, Jun. 21, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Techniques in Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Mon. Jun. 20 – Thu, Jun. 23, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners with Just van Rossum

Mon. Jun. 20 – Tue, Jun. 21, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Kerning (May) Be Fun with Ben Kiel

Thu. Jun. 16 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Grids & Grits with Tânia Raposo

Thu. Jun. 16 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna

Wed. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pardon My Accent with Ben Kiel

Wed. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

How To Choose A Font with Bruno Maag and Tom Foley

Wed. Jun. 15 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sign Painting with John Downer

Mon. Jun. 13 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Adobe Font Development Kit with Frank Grießhammer

Mon. Jun. 13 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Making Faces (and Other Emoji) with Colin Ford

Mon. Jun. 13 – Tue, Jun. 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Brush Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Jun. 11 – Sun, Jun. 12, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mechanics of Typographic Space with Alexander Tochilovsky

Wed. Jun. 01 – Wed, Jul. 20, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction with Hannes Famira

Wed. Jun. 01 – Wed, Jul. 27, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Freehand Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Apr. 30 – Sun, May. 01, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Italic Calligraphy: A Bold Approach with Richard Lipton

Sat. Apr. 30 – Sun, May. 01, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sign Painting: The Great American Price Ticket with John Downer

Sat. Apr. 23 – Sun, Apr. 24, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Apr. 16 – Sun, Apr. 17, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Typeface Design: Open Studio with Hannes Famira

Mon. Mar. 14 – Mon, Apr. 11, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design with Ben Kiel

Sat. Mar. 12 – Sun, Mar. 13, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sketching Type: Exploring Variables with TypeCooker with James Edmondson

Sat. Feb. 13 – Sun, Feb. 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Calligraphy: The Italic Hand with Cara Di Edwardo

Wed. Feb. 10 – Wed, Apr. 13, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Mechanics of Typographic Space with Alexander Tochilovsky

Tue. Feb. 02 – Tue, Apr. 05, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: Pen to Pixel with Hannes Famira

Tue. Feb. 02 – Tue, Apr. 05, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Typeface Design: Open Studio with Hannes Famira

Mon. Feb. 01 – Mon, Mar. 07, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Dec. 05 – Sun, Dec. 06, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Brush Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Nov. 21 – Sun, Nov. 22, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Freehand Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Nov. 14 – Sun, Nov. 15, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sign Painting: Speed Stroke Brush Lettering with John Downer

Sat. Nov. 07 – Sun, Nov. 08, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Proportions with John Downer

Sat. Oct. 31 – Sun, Nov. 01, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 24 – Sun, Oct. 25, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Calligraphy: The Italic Hand with Cara Di Edwardo

Wed. Oct. 21 – Wed, Dec. 16, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Drawn Letter with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 17 – Sun, Oct. 18, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Principles of Typeface Design - Pen to Pixel with Hannes Famira

Thu. Oct. 15 – Thu, Dec. 10, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: Beyond the Basics with Hannes Famira

Wed. Oct. 14 – Wed, Nov. 11, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Mechanics of Typographic Space with Alexander Tochilovsky

Tue. Oct. 13 – Tue, Dec. 08, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Responsive Design & Web Typography with Nick Sherman

Tue. Oct. 13 – Tue, Nov. 24, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Freehand Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Jun. 27 – Sun, Jun. 28, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Blackletter: From Textura to Fraktur with Julian Waters

Mon. Jun. 22 – Thu, Jun. 25, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Renaissance Capital in Script and Type with Ewan Clayton

Sat. Jun. 20 – Sun, Jun. 21, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Scripting RoboFont with Python with Just van Rossum

Wed. Jun. 17 – Thu, Jun. 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Letter Puzzles with Alex Trochut

Wed. Jun. 17 – Thu, Jun. 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners with Just van Rossum

Mon. Jun. 15 – Tue, Jun. 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Found Lettering with Ken Barber

Mon. Jun. 15 – Thu, Jun. 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Letter Puzzles with Alex Trochut

Mon. Jun. 15 – Tue, Jun. 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contour Drawing with Cyrus Highsmith

Wed. Jun. 10 – Wed, Jun. 10, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sign Painting with John Downer

Mon. Jun. 08 – Thu, Jun. 11, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Adobe Font Development Kit with Frank Grießhammer

Mon. Jun. 08 – Thu, Jun. 11, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calligraphy: Italic Variations with Cara Di Edwardo

Wed. Jun. 03 – Wed, Jul. 29, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Adobe Font Development Kit with Frank Grießhammer

Mon. Jun. 01 – Thu, Jun. 04, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. May. 02 – Sun, May. 03, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Apr. 25 – Sun, Apr. 26, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sign Painting: The Great American Price Ticket with John Downer

Sat. Apr. 18 – Sun, Apr. 19, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design with Ben Kiel

Sat. Mar. 28 – Sun, Mar. 29, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Font Production For An Expanding Family with Andy Clymer

Sat. Mar. 14 – Sun, Mar. 15, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Calligraphy: The Italic Hand with Cara Di Edwardo

Wed. Feb. 04 – Wed, Apr. 08, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Mechanics of Typographic Space with Alexander Tochilovsky

Wed. Feb. 04 – Wed, Apr. 08, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30

Principles of Typeface Design 2: Beyond the Basics with Hannes Famira

Wed. Feb. 04 – Wed, Mar. 04, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: From Pen to Pixel with Hannes Famira

Mon. Feb. 02 – Mon, Mar. 30, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Drawn Letter with Ken Barber

Sat. Dec. 06 – Sun, Dec. 07, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Brush Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Nov. 22 – Sun, Nov. 23, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Proportions with John Downer

Sat. Nov. 15 – Sun, Nov. 16, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Freehand Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Nov. 01 – Sun, Nov. 02, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 25 – Sun, Oct. 26, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Drawn Letter with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 18 – Sun, Oct. 19, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: From Pen to Pixel with Hannes Famira

Wed. Oct. 01 – Wed, Dec. 03, 2014
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Eclectic Inspiration, Hand Lettering with Carl Rohrs

Sat. Jun. 28 – Sun, Jun. 29, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Brush Lettering with Ken Barber and Carl Rohrs

Sat. Jun. 28 – Sun, Jun. 29, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Push, Float, Glide, Dab: The Joy of Movement with Ewan Clayton

Sat. Jun. 21 – Sun, Jun. 22, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Freehand Lettering with Ken Barber

Mon. Jun. 16 – Thu, Jun. 19, 2014
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Font Production with Andy Clymer

Wed. Jun. 11 – Wed, Jul. 30, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Sign Painting with John Downer

Mon. Jun. 09 – Thu, Jun. 12, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Principles of Typeface Design - Pen to Pixel with Hannes Famira

Tue. Jun. 03 – Tue, Jul. 29, 2014
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Brush Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Apr. 26 – Sun, Apr. 27, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sign Painting Techniques Applied to Type Design: Rendering the Built-up and Cut-in Letters with John Downer

Sat. Apr. 12 – Sun, Apr. 13, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design with Ben Kiel

Sat. Mar. 29 – Sun, Mar. 30, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Designing (& Printing) Modern Letters with

Mon. Mar. 17 – Mon, Apr. 14, 2014
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Drawn Letter with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 26 – Sun, Oct. 27, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

Sat. Oct. 12 – Sun, Oct. 13, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Building Open Type Features with Andy Clymer

Mon. Jun. 17 – Mon, Jun. 17, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entering the curve: an introduction to five hundred years of cursive writing 1150–1650 with Ewan Clayton

Fri. Jun. 07 – Sun, Jun. 09, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pardon My Accent with Ben Kiel

Wed. Jun. 05 – Thu, Jun. 06, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mind the Gap: Keeping your Kerning Right with Ben Kiel

Tue. Jun. 04 – Tue, Jun. 04, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Script – The Classical Roots with Ewan Clayton

Mon. Jun. 03 – Wed, Jun. 05, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Interpolation with Andy Clymer

Mon. Jun. 03 – Mon, Jun. 03, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Robofont with Frederik Berlaen and Andy Clymer

Sat. Jun. 01 – Sun, Jun. 02, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Proportions with John Downer

Sat. Apr. 20 – Sun, Apr. 21, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM