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The Proto-pasta Experience - Group Workshop


Regular price $200.00 USD

Join us for one of our workshops for 2020 on Mar 21, Jun 13 or Sep 12!

Are you a massive Proto-pasta fan?  Do you want to see how filament is made first hand? How about designing your own filament?  Sound too good to be true?  Well, it's not!  Join us for the Proto-pasta Experience!!!

The Proto-pasta Experience is a one-of-a-kind day at Protoplant where you'll hang out with the Proto-pasta team, get a tour, and participate in a filament-making workshop. Witness the science, art, and wizardry of filament first hand. Yes, you'll get to design your own filament and give filament-making a go!

Are you interested? All you have to do is complete your purchase here.  Flying in?  PDX Airport is a short drive away.  Also, Heathman Lodge ( is one of many wonderful, local lodging options.

We're limiting the group size and compressing the schedule a bit to allow for more socializing with the Proto-pasta team and attendees after filament-making.

Here's a tentative schedule:

9:00 - Arrive at Protoplant in Vancouver, WA - coffee and tea provided plus donuts from local favorite Donut Nook

9:00-9:30 - Introduction and tour of Protoplant

9:30-11:30 - Design and make a PLA filament - choose a base and color of choice - everyone gets a spool of their filament to take home! 

11:30-12:00 - Break for lunch - with great local pizza from Pied Piper

12:00-14:00 - Duplicate, redesign, or design and make a new PLA filament - your choice - another spool for you!

14:00-14:30 - Wrap up. Shop for Pasta.

14:30-16:30 - Afternoon social - talk shop & reflect on the day with the Proto-pasta team & other attendees without the distraction of making filament.

More about what you can expect of us (don't worry, we'll guide you onsite):

  • A tour with an exclusive inside look at Proto-pasta
  • One-of-a-kind filament-making experience
  • 2 spools of custom, designed-by-you Proto-pasta PLA filament included
  • See our inventory and shop direct
  • We'll help keep you fed, safe, and having fun!

What we expect of you (this is a manufacturing facility):

  • Stay within designated areas
  • Complete our standard NDA and safety waiver
  • Wear provided PPE and follow safe practices
  • Be respectful of the space and follow directions
  • Be at least 16 years old (physically, kids at heart welcome)
  • Workshop is PLA only with no outside materials/mix-ins

There will be plenty of opportunities for photos and fun.  We want you to share the experience!  Don't forget to tag us!!!

*BONUS* We'll record your recipe so we can reproduce it in the future.  Whether it becomes a standard product or we grow to custom produce on demand, this workshop will help us create personalized products closer to your interests.  How cool is that?

So join us and make this next workshop a success!

Peace, love, and pasta,

Alex and the Proto-pasta team

PS. Curious what the workshop is like? Check out the Recap video from our second workshop.