Work In Progress

Work in Progress or WIP  is an annual, 5-month program introducing advanced art techniques to local high school students through a series of workshop sessions led by talented local/regional artists. Through WIP, students conceptualize and create original artwork utilizing skills learned during the weekly workshops and collaborate with each other in curating an exhibition of their work in the HP Gallery. This year’s program will run from October 11, 2023 – February 14, 2024 followed by a big exhibition in February 2024. WIP workshops happen every Wednesday after school at the Holland Project and are free for all participating high school students. Past workshops have included sculpture, stop motion animation, screen printing, watercolor painting, film photography, fashion & sewing, and much more. Space is limited and applications to participate are required. 

Work in Progress is a beloved program that introduces students to their local community of artists and arts organizations while providing educational opportunities in art skills not traditionally offered in school. 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.

Contact Alisha Funkhouser for questions and more information at


Application due date (Extended!): Sunday, Oct, 1, 2023

Students notified by: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023

WIP Start Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023

Check out WIP 2022-2023 photos HERE!


This season of WIP was generously supported by NV Energy Foundation, US Bank, and Brooks Family Dental. Thank you also to our partners at Laika Press for providing instruction and materials!