Learn. Wonder. Create.
We have maker challenges, guest speakers, and weekly workshops. (All Free!)
The intention of this video was to introduce the Maker Cart project to a high school’s working class so that their students would continue to build carts. In fact, last semester of 2022, two carts were built in addition to the one in the video.
The goal of HelloMaker is to expose more students to hands-on learning. With an emphasis on underserved students, we help elementary-middle school students become creators rather than consumers, ultimately giving them the skills to succeed in the dynamic workforce of the 21st century.
To accomplish our mission, HelloMaker has hosted workshops for half a dozen elementary community centers around San Francisco, created hundreds of maker kits for underserved students, and led over 30 free public workshops. We also run a youth summer camps and after school programs with the purpose teaching students to become creative problem solvers.
Animation and Zoetrope
Elsa is a student who has created countless websites using website builders like weebly, wordpress and HTML & CSS. In her workshop she will introduce students to weebly a beginner friendly and free website builder. Start creating websites today!
Children's Book Author & Illustrator
Abbie is a traditional and digital artist who used her love for art and storytelling to create a children’s book. Learn about Abbie’s journey developing and publishing Carly and the Crate Crew at the age of 16. Start thinking of your own story that you may want to publish one day.
Intro to Laser Cutter/Engraving
HelloMaker is designed for elementary to middle school students. All our virtual workshops have a recommended age level.
We require all attendees to RSVP for any given maker workshop session. We avoid having huge groups so spots are limited. There are workshops every Saturday at 10am PST. Workshops are facilitated on zoom and include an introductions, icebreaker, activity of the day, learning segment, and reflection.
For most activities, you don’t! We teach activities that use common household materials in mind like glue, pencils, cardboard, aluminum foil, ect. There are exceptions though, like paints for art or hardware for robotics. However for some live zoom events Hello Maker can provide kits if offered and requested in the registration.
Unless the live event or online activity clearly specifies for parent supervision, it’s not necessary. We create activities specifically so that kids can complete them on their own. However, parents are always welcome to supervise and even participate in the activities with their kids!
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