Teaching Type on the Web

Teaching Type on the Web with Amy Papaelias

Teaching Type on the Web with Amy Papaelias

Cost: $245.00

Thu., Jun. 25 
10:00AM – 5:00PM 
tuition: $ 245 
location: Online 


Typography exists across printed and digital environments and as educators, it is important for our students to gain experience with type on the web. This one day workshop will help design educators integrate basic web skills and concepts into their typography curriculum or related courses. Topics covered include: an overview of HTML and CSS, general principles of responsive design, using web fonts and web font services, and basic type animation on the web. By the end of this workshop, participants will leave with several simple but effective projects they can use to supplement and enhance typography coursework. While primarily geared towards educators, anyone wanting an introductory overview of using type on the web will benefit from this workshop. No experience with HTML or CSS is required.

Required Materials

  • Laptop (macOS or Windows)
  • Application: Brackets (free download)

Class size is limited to 16 students

Course Code: TY0

Instructor(s): Amy Papaelias

  • 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.