Painting Offices

The Painting Offices in both the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square have equipment for check-out, and a limited selection of art supplies for sale. Staff technicians are available to provide technical support to the students and faculty, and to help facilitate a healthy and safe working environment in the studios and classrooms.


Foundation Building, Room 601
Monday   9am - 2:30am
Tuesday   9am - 2:30am
Wednesday   9am - 2:30am
Thursday   9am - 2:30am
Friday   9am - 5pm
Saturday   CLOSED
Sunday   12pm - 7pm

41 Cooper Square, Room 904a
Monday   9am - 10pm
Tuesday   9am - 2:30am
Wednesday   9am - 10pm
Thursday   9am - 2:30am
Friday   9am - 5pm
Saturday   12pm - 7pm
Sunday   CLOSED

  • 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.