Youth & Teen Opportunities

The Holland Project offers youth and teen-focused arts programming in addition to our monthly all-ages workshops. This includes crafting camps for kids and families during Washoe County school breaks, a rock-n-roll music instruction summer camp for self-identifying girls and non-binary youth, a semester-long afterschool meet-up for high school-aged visual artists, as well as open group exhibitions for anyone under 21 and teen-driven arts festivals. Questions about any of these programs? Email alisha@hollandreno.org.



KID CRAFT & A/V CLUB CAMPS

About: Kid Craft is a week-long crafting camp for youth ages 5-12. Parents and guardians are welcome to join their kiddos in creating a variety of themed projects. Rates are available for single days or the whole week at a discount. 2022 Kid Craft sessions are scheduled for March 14-18, July 18-22, and December 27-30. During Fall Break, October 3-7, we will be hosting A/V Club – a week-long series of workshops for ages 10-15 that explores visual arts and music. A/V Club is produced in partnership with Girls Rock Reno, KWNK Community Radio, and Laika Press.


TEEN DARKROOM SERIES

About: An opportunity during Fall Break for teens to learn the ropes of analog photography in a small, fun setting with peers their own age. All materials, cameras, and equipment is provided and the classes cover every step from loading the camera to pulling that perfect print. The next session is scheduled for Oct 3-6, 2022.


GIRLS ROCK RENO

About: Girls Rock Reno (or GRR) is an annual music summer camp at The Holland Project for youth ages 9- 17. GRR provides music instruction in vocals, guitar, bass, and drums to participants of all skill levels, supported by valuable workshops in rock history, stage confidence, art and design, radio and music production, and more. We strive to promote self-love with programs that foster not only creativity and community-building but also confidence and empowerment. GRR promotes skills to guide participants throughout their lives. Applications open Spring 2022.


WORK IN PROGRESS

About: Work in Progress (or WIP) is semester-long visual arts program and meet-up introducing advanced art techniques to local high school students through a series of workshops and studio sessions led by practicing artists. During WIP, students conceptualize and create original artwork utilizing skills developed at weekly workshops and curate a group exhibition of their work which is professionally displayed in the Holland Project Gallery. Applications for our next WIP session open in September 2022, and the program will run from October 2022-February 2023.


YOUNG BLOOD SHOWCASE

About: Young Blood is a group exhibition occurring twice per year in the Holland Project Galleries. It is open for submissions by any regional artist under 21. Each artist may display 1-2 pieces, will learn how to professionally hang their work in a gallery setting, and can even sell their work. Each Young Blood exhibition culminates in a final event and celebration. The next Young Blood exhibition takes place October 11th – 14th, 2022 and applications are open now through October 5th.