PROTOTYPE

Teaching & Workshops

Sharing skills is at the heart of community. Prototype workshops teach a broad range of skills that provide access to new knowledge through hands-on making, equity-building skills, and a community of support. A few favorites include desktop laser cutting, salary negotiation, and DIY funeral preparation. I teach Prototype classes on resume writing, CAD modeling, 3D printing, and laser cutting.

Along with co-founder Erin Gatz, I have also taught workshops on prototyping, community building, and entrepreneurship at the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, and Carnegie Mellon University.

 
Naomi Walker's Sculptural Lamp Building Workshop, 2017; Photo by Louise Larson; Pittsburgh, PA

Naomi Walker's Sculptural Lamp Building Workshop, 2017; Photo by Louise Larson; Pittsburgh, PA

Miriam Devlin's Woodshop Basics Class, 2017; Photo by Louise Larson; Pittsburgh, PA

Miriam Devlin's Woodshop Basics Class, 2017; Photo by Louise Larson; Pittsburgh, PA

Girls to the Front

Workshops prioritize the experiences of women. Feminists of all genders are invited to participate and learn together. 

Inclusive Innovation Week Panel, 2017; Photo by Louise Larson; Pittsburgh, PA

Inclusive Innovation Week Panel, 2017; Photo by Louise Larson; Pittsburgh, PA

Inclusive Innovation

Prototype has also partnered with the City of Pittsburgh to host several panels around Inclusive Innovation and the Maker City initiatives.