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 workshop 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 is displayed in HP Galleries during the winter season. This year’s program will run from November 4 – March 3, 2022 with the exhibition in February  2022. Guest artists will lead hands-on workshops/demos exploring a range of art making processes including Polaroid Emulsion Transfers, Sculptural Mosaic, Wearables/Sustainable Fashion, Stop Motion Animation, as well as broader conversations around art history and current topics in contemporary art and culture. 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 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.

Contact Alisha Funkhouser for questions and more information at


Application due date: Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

Students notified by: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022

WIP Start Date: Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Check out WIP 2021-2022 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!