Ages 8-16 can now register for Homeworks, a pilot program providing free art supplies to learn how to draw and paint from home! Video tutorials will be emailed to students each week with opportunities to share your work and compete for prizes each month. Already have supplies? You can register for the lessons only! Those needing more guidance can join Miss Paige in the Zoom studio every Thursday at 3 pm for live demonstrations and Q&A. Subjects include portraits, buildings and the landscape.

Registration for this session of HomeWorks is complete. Please check back for future sessions.

To Participate


Use the link below to sign up. You’ll need an email and a device to access lessons.


Open to Lawrence County children between the ages of 8-16. Live outside of Lawrence County? You are welcome to join in the lessons, a supply list can be provided.

Pick up your supplies at Arts + Education at the Hoyt.

You’ll be assigned a pick up date and time. Each kit includes:

  • 9″ x 12″ sketch pad
  • Set of sketch pencils, erasers and a pencil sharpener
  • Basic set of chalk pastels (12 colors)
  • Basic watercolor set with brush (8 colors)

Check your in-box for lessons on Monday mornings.

They’ll introduce you to your materials and build your skills with short exercises to complete at your own pace. Need more inspiration? We’ II provide that, too, with links to additional resources to help you grow!

Complete the challenges and share your work!

We’ll issue prizes for best efforts and greatest achievements while building online galleries and virtual exhibitions of your best work!


Weekly lessons will be sent on Monday mornings. Here’s what you can expect to find in your inbox each week!

January: Getting Started

January 18: Intro Lesson
January 21: Zoom Studio
January 28: Zoom Studio

February: What’s in a face?

Week 1: Get to know your materials: shading with pencils.
Week 2: Exploring proportions: tricks for what goes where.
Week 3: Put it together: shading & proportions
Week 4: Creative Challenge

March: Building perspective

Week 1: Perspective in architecture.
Week 2: Experimenting with watercolors.
Week 3: Put it together: building paint-a-long
Week 4: Creative Challenge

April – Coloring the landscape

Week 1: Getting grounded: the three parts of a landscape
Week 2: Experimenting with pastels
Week 3: Put it together: Landscape paint-a-long
Week 4: Creative Challenge


Meet Miss Paige

Paige Kleinfelder, “Miss Paige” joined the Hoyt staff in 2017 as the Assistant Education Coordinator. Previously, she earned her Bachelors in Studio Art from Elmira College and then served as the Education Coordinator for the Butler Art Center. At the Hoyt, Paige oversees the partnership with the New Castle CANES Club, as well as teaches the Art’s Club and Creative Play workshops. Paige is also a practicing artist whose oil paintings of local signs and landmarks can be seen at the Lawrence County Courthouse.


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