Cara Di Edwardo

Adjunct Professor and Printmaking Technician

Cara Di Edwardo received a BFA from Cooper Union in 1985, and has done further formal studies in biology, chemistry, horticulture, foreign languages, printmaking and hand papermaking.

Di Edwardo began teaching as an assistant teacher while she was still an undergraduate and has been teaching continuously since 1980.

Di Edwardo has done freelance design and lettering work for many clients for the past 25 years. She designed and planted gardens for several estates in Southhampton, NY and for terraces, roof-tops and backyards all over Manhattan and Hoboken over the last 20 years.

  • 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.