Workshopsat 826


We offer a variety of free workshops that are open to all students ages 8 to 18. Past workshops have included everything from a mock trial to stop-motion animation!

Each workshop is designed and taught by our super-talented volunteers, and are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Many are offered one-time only, but some are recurring, including our in-house newspaper, The Valencia Bay-farer, penned by student journalists ages 8-13, and the Writing and Publishing Apprentices workshop for high school students ages 13-18.

Our workshops are open to anyone, but we do give priority to SFUSD students with socio-economic need and hold spaces for students enrolled in our other programs.

How to register for a workshop

You can sign up for our workshops online at our calendar.

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To enroll in a workshop:

  • Browse the calendar to see our current workshop offerings.
  • In each workshop description, there will be a link to a registration form.
  • Within a few days, you will receive an email confirming your spot either in the workshop or on the waitlist. We will ask that you send a $25 check made out to 826 Valencia in order to hold your place. This is used to ensure attendance and will only be cashed in the event of a no-show, or if you write “donation” on the check. If writing a check is a hardship for you, contact us and we’ll waive this process.
  • If you have any questions, please contact
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My favorite part of the workshop was meeting inspiring people of all ages.

— Chloe K., age 16, Writing and Publishing Apprentices
How to lead a workshop

We want to hear from you! Our volunteer instructors come from a range of backgrounds and teaching experiences, and we also provide a lot of support along the way.

To create a workshop of your own:

  • Check out our current workshop offerings on the calendar to get an idea of what’s possible and get inspired.
  • Check out this document on how to submit a proposal.
  • Send your proposal to We’ll reach out to set up a meeting if your idea seems like a good fit.
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