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Since 1859, The Cooper Union has been offering courses to New Yorkers who want to create something new or disrupt something old. Here, you can study studio arts, graphic arts or drawing architectural landmarks of New York City. Our visual arts courses include Introduction to Portrait Drawing, Drawing for Beginners and Introduction to Watercolor . Challenge yourself to make a Graphic Novel or to build your own personal robot.
We also offer individual courses and Certificates for professionals in Typeface Design, a centuries-old art form that now also employs cutting-edge technology and in Digital Fabrication. The Digital Fabrication program offers artists, architects, machinists, engineers, designers and makers of every type the chance to learn digital interfaces and two-and three-dimensional fabrication—a vital requirement in today’s competitive professional and creative environment. Participants may take courses in 3-D design software and tools such as Intro to Digital Fabrication, Digital 3-D Modeling and Parametric Design with Grasshopper. Participants can earn a Certificate in Digital Fabrication by taking five courses, of which at least two must be at the advanced level.
Students can enroll online beginning May. 4th-22nd. You can get information and register for our courses by visiting our Visual Arts, Digital Fabrication, Typography & Calligraphy and NYC Architectural History pages or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit our office at 30 Cooper Square Tuesday-Thursday between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm.
The American system of continuing education originated at The Cooper Union with its founding in 1859. Peter Cooper, inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, wanted to bring first-class educational opportunities to adults in New York and devoted his entire fortune to that goal. For over 150 years, The Cooper Union has maintained this tradition of outstanding courses for adults in its Department of Continuing Education