The Cooper Union will be open and operating under normal hours on Wednesday, January 28.


Calligraphy: Historic Styles

Course #3000001
Cara DiEdwardo

Materials fee: $35 (optional if you already have these materials, bring yours)

*Please bring cash or personal check payable to the instructor to the first class session.

This covers the cost of the following pre-purchased materials by your instructor.

Higgins Eternal non water proof black ink
pad of 50 sheets of 11" x 14" Borden and Riley
layout bond paper
Nibs 3 mm, 2.5 mm, 2 mm
Nib holder
& Hand outs

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

Required Materials for FIRST class:
12 inch metal ruler or longer
6H pencil
soft cotton rag
white nylon eraser
drafting tape
optional: a divider

Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply—3rd Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets
Utrecht—111 East 4th Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets
Pearl Paint—308 Canal Street
Paper & Ink Arts (mail order by phone or web)

*** Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.

  • 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.”

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  • 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.