A LATITUDE staff member will lead the group through the space; talk about the facilities, monthly workshops and events; cover student pricing and our recent grad program as well as answer any questions the group might have. These tours can be customized to your groups interests, just let us know beforehand what you would like to learn more about!
Tours run for approximately 30 minutes for classes or visiting groups and are always free of charge.
Lab Class Visits
We offer a variety of workshop-oriented classes. These visits can be scheduled for up to 1.5 to 3 hours depending on size and goals of the class.
Intro to Print Workshop
Students use the lab with our Lab Assistants and learn the basic printing process on professional Epson inkjet printers through our color managed workflow. This workshop will cover paper selection, file preparation, Photoshop print settings, and printer settings.
Sit down with a member of the LATITUDE staff to review portfolios with your group. We can cater the conversation to topics like AP project assessment, applying to college programs, breaking into the professional photography field, and conceptual strength.
Professional Practices Discussion
Bring students to the lab and talk with LATITUDE staff about working in the non-profit arts community or other career paths after school.
Host a Critique
Host a midterm or final critique at LATITUDE! Your students can use the magnetic viewing wall and color critical lights to previsualize their presentation standards. Members of the LATITUDE staff can join as guests upon request.
Our staff can travel to your facility for guest presentations and critiques. These visits can be scheduled from 1 hour to a full day depending on what you would like to accomplish.
Professional Practices Discussion
Two staff members visit advanced level classes to lead a tailored discussion on a specific subject. Topics can include, but are not limited to, future career paths, the Chicago art scene, working for non-profits, starting an organization, and many others.
Staff members can visit the classroom to participate in midterm or final critiques as guests.
How to Schedule
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with three possible dates, your preferred time and length of visit, class size, name of institution/organization and what the class is looking to do with LATITUDE. We will provide you with options for programming, best dates, and further questions to best suit your group.
At this time, class workshops are limited to once a month. Please keep in mind that we are operating out of a small space and requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Class tours can be scheduled free of charge.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) can schedule a class workshop or site visit free of charge. All other institutions and organizations will be charged a reasonable standard fee based upon the service requested. Payment will be discussed in further detail when scheduling an appointment.
We do require that the instructor or chaperone to sign a liability waiver before attending our space with their class.
LATITUDE is open for group visits and workshops Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm with some flexibility depending on class meeting times.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide a 48 hour notice. Groups who arrive late will be accommodated only until the scheduled end of their appointment.