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 by following the link next to the workshop listings.
Space is limited. If you find you must withdraw from class you must request this in writing at least 5 business days before the start of class for a refund. No partial refunds will be granted. Please direct all communications about registration for Type@Cooper West workshops to type@cooper.edu.


Registration for classes, workshops and guest lectures will be ongoing. Unlike the enrollment system for Type@Cooper NYC, offerings will be posted and usually made available to for enrollment immediately. Workshops that are also electives for the Extended Program participants will be available for registration to the public space permitting around the end of December. Join the mailing list to get notified first about new offerings.

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



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

Sat., Mar. 04 – Sun., Mar. 05, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Understanding Script Lettering
Understanding Script Lettering
with Victoria Rushton

Sat., Mar. 11 – Sun., Mar. 12, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
tuition $ 420

Type@Cooper - Micro Typography
Micro Typography
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Sat., Mar. 18 – Sun., Mar. 19, 2017
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.



Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop with Nick Sherman

Sat., Feb. 18 – Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Psychedelic Calligraphy—Written & Cut with Carl Rohrs

Sat., Feb. 11 – Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction with Carl Crossgrove

Thu., Feb. 09 – Thu., Apr. 13, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Introduction to Hand Lettering with James Edmondson

Mon., Feb. 06 – Mon., Apr. 10, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Introduction to Hand Lettering with James Edmondson

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

Lettering as Composition with Erik Marinovich

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

Making Faces (& Other Emoji) with Colin Ford

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

Grids & Grits with Tânia Raposo

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

Think Big Think Small with John Downer

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

Micro Typography with Tânia Raposo

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

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

Sat., Oct. 01 – Sun., Oct. 02, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Expanding a Type Family with Andy Clymer

Sat., Sep. 17 – Sun., Sep. 18, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction with Carl Crossgrove

Thu., Sep. 15 – Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Working with Space with Ewan Clayton

Mon., Jul. 25 – Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

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

Font Production for Typeface Families with Frank Grießhammer

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

Scripting your Font Editor with Python with Just van Rossum

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

Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction with Tânia Raposo and Frank Grießhammer

Wed., May. 18 – Wed., Jul. 13, 2016
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Micro & Macro Typography with Tânia Raposo

Tue., May. 17 – Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Lettering for Logotypes with James Edmondson

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

The Renaissance Capital in Script and Type with Ewan Clayton

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

Mechanics of Typography with Alexander Tochilovsky

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

Drawn Letters with Jim Parkinson

Sat., Feb. 27 – Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Letter Together with Jessica Hische

Sat., Feb. 06 – Sun., Feb. 07, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Calligraphy: Historical Hands with Carl Rohrs

Tue., Jan. 26 – Tue., Mar. 29, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction with Carl Crossgrove

Mon., Jan. 25 – Mon., Mar. 28, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Classical Roman Letterforms: Form, Rhythm & Movement with John Stevens

Thu., Jan. 07 – Sun., Jan. 10, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Integrating Letter & Image: Drawing on Early Influences with Michael Doret

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

Drawn Letters with Jim Parkinson

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

Letter Together with Jessica Hische

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

Ghosts of Calligraphy & Type with Carl Rohrs

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

Handling the History of Type with Rob Saunders

Mon., Oct. 19 – Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction with Sumner Stone

Sat., Oct. 03 – Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM