Hand Bound Coptic-Style Books

Course #5000003

Materials fee: $20.00*

This covers the cost of shared materials pre-purchased by your instructor. 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:
awl (finer point is best)
straightedge/ruler (metal is best)
square or triangle with 90 degree angle
x-acto knife and blades or similar
cutting mat or non-corrugated cardboard
small brush for adhesives
additional bookbinding tools are welcome!

Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply: 62 Third Avenue
Utrecht: 111 East 4th Avenue
Dick Blick: 1-5 Bond Street
Pearl Paint: 308 Canal Street
DaVinci Art Supply: 137 East 23rd St.
Talas: 20 West 20th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
212-219-0770 (check hours before you go to the store)


  • 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.