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 - Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction
Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction
with Hannes Famira

Wed. Jun. 01 – Wed, Jul. 27, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 810

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

Wed. Jun. 01 – Wed, Jul. 20, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
tuition $ 760

Type@Cooper - Brush Lettering
Brush Lettering
with Ken Barber

Sat. Jun. 11 – Sun, Jun. 12, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Making Faces (and Other Emoji)
Making Faces (and Other Emoji)
with Colin Ford

Mon. Jun. 13 – Tue, Jun. 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Adobe Font Development Kit
Adobe Font Development Kit
with Frank Grießhammer

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

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting
Sign Painting
with John Downer

Mon. Jun. 13 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 840

Type@Cooper - Wordmark Workshop
Wordmark Workshop
with Mark Jamra

Tue. Jun. 14 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - How To Choose A Font
How To Choose A Font
with Bruno Maag and Tom Foley

Wed. Jun. 15 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Pardon My Accent
Pardon My Accent
with Ben Kiel

Wed. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 210

Type@Cooper - Type Design for Non-Type Designers
Type Design for Non-Type Designers
with Matteo Bologna

Wed. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
tuition $ 280

Type@Cooper - Grids & Grits
Grids & Grits
with Tânia Raposo

Thu. Jun. 16 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 210

Type@Cooper - Kerning (May) Be Fun
Kerning (May) Be Fun
with Ben Kiel

Thu. Jun. 16 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 210

Type@Cooper - Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners
Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners
with Just van Rossum

Mon. Jun. 20 – Tue, Jun. 21, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Advanced Techniques in Script Lettering
Advanced Techniques in Script Lettering
with Ken Barber

Mon. Jun. 20 – Thu, Jun. 23, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
tuition $ 840

Type@Cooper - Half Full Bevel Mock
Half Full Bevel Mock
with John Downer

Mon. Jun. 20 – Tue, Jun. 21, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Font Production
Font Production
with Andy Clymer

Wed. Jun. 22 – Wed, Jul. 27, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Scripting RoboFont with Python
Scripting RoboFont with Python
with Just van Rossum

Wed. Jun. 22 – Thu, Jun. 23, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Drawing Letterforms: The Sans Serif
Drawing Letterforms: The Sans Serif
with Ewan Clayton

Sat. Jun. 25 – Sun, Jun. 26, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420


Past events are listed below.

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



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