We have determined that the Cooper Union's academic buildings are safe to open this morning, March 27. We are now exchanging fresh air in the buildings to address a residual odor of smoke. We will delay opening until 10 a.m. Any classes scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. and go beyond 10 a.m. should plan to meet in their regularly assigned classrooms at 10 a.m.


Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics

Course #3000001

Materials fee: $32

This covers the cost of pre-purchased materials by your instructor (non-waterproof black ink like Higgin's Eternal or Pelikan 4001, a pad of good quality 11” x14” inch layout bond like Borden and Riley #37 or Bienfang, Brause nibs 3mm or Mitchell #2 and smaller). Please bring cash or check payable to the instructor to your FIRST CLASS SESSION. 

*This fee does not cover the cost of materials listed below. 

Required materials for the FIRST class:
18” inch metal T-square
12 inch metal ruler or longer
6H pencil
two 2H pencils
soft cotton rag
white nylon eraser
drafting tape

Optional materials:
a smallish portfolio case to carry materials (make sure it will fit your t-square and a 11” x 14” pad of paper)

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.