Work In Progress

Work in Progress or WIP  is an annual, 4-month program introducing advanced art techniques to local high school students through a series of workshops and studio sessions led by practicing artists. Through WIP, students will conceptualize and create original artwork utilizing skills learned during the weekly workshops and curate a group exhibition of their work, which will be displayed in the Holland Project Gallery during the winter season. This year’s program will run from then end of Oct. 2021 – Jan. 2022 culminating with the exhibition in February  2022. Guest artists will lead hands-on workshops/demos exploring a range of art making processes including screen printing, soft sculpture, tufting/textiles, as well as broader conversations around art history and current topics in contemporary art and culture. Students will meet every Friday from 3:30-6PM (excluding holidays) for in-person workshops/demonstrations with the guest artists.

Work in Progress is a beloved program that introduces students to their local community of artists and arts organizations while providing education opportunities in art skills not traditionally offered in Washoe County Schools. Furthermore, WIP is a meaningful artistic, networking, and professional opportunity for students pursuing higher education or work in both creative and non-creative fields after graduation.

Space is limited to 20 high school students in Northern Nevada. Students must submit an application and demonstrate a commitment to participate in the program and availability to attend all of the work sessions. If interested, please complete and submit the application by the newly extended deadline on Sat, Oct. 23rd.

Contact Alisha Funkhouser for questions and more information at



EXTENDED Application due date: Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 2021

Students will be notified by: Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021

WIP Start Date: Friday, Oct. 29th, 2021