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.





Past events are listed below.

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



Spencerian Lettering with Ken Barber

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

Vernacular Lettering with John Downer

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

Proportions with John Downer

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

Flourished Script with Ken Barber

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

Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush with Carl Rohrs

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

Hand-Lettered Logotypes with Ken Barber

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

Lettering Intensive: The Modern Letter with Ken Barber

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

Script Lettering with Ken Barber

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

Calligraphy: The Italic Hand with Cara Di Edwardo

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

Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press with Daniel Morris

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

Responsive Design & Web Typography with Nick Sherman

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

Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals. with Troy Leinster

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

Mechanics of Typographic Space with Alexander Tochilovsky

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

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