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


Introduction to Sign Painting

Course # 1050023
John Downer

Required materials for all class sessions:
no. 2 pencil
kneaded eraser
wooden yardstick

The instructor will have available the following items:
1/2" flat brush
show card brushes
2 sided white railroad board
plastic cups
tape
and tempera paint for you to purchase directly from him

Please bring $50 cash to class on Saturday morning.

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

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.