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Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Holt Cabin at Holt Park and Center for the Arts.


34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206

Phone: 410-887-5307
Fax: 410-832-1538



Nestled in the heart of the Overlea Fullerton Community is the Holt Center, donated to Baltimore County by Lillian Holt in 1976. The park offers nature trails and a variety of art and nature programs for the family. Make time to join us and join in on the fun. For registration information please call 410-887-5307.

For additional program information, visit the Overlea Fullerton Recreation Council website or Holt Park's Facebook page.

Summer 2017

Sunset Greeting Cards
Sunday, June 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m.: $2 per person
Create a vivid sunset using watercolors and crayon resist. (All ages)

Art to Wear
Friday, June 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: $5 per person
Try your hand at tie dye, jewelry making and batik printing! Please bring a T-shirt, all other supplies provided. (Ages 8 and up or 5 and up with an adult)

Firefly Magic
Saturday, July 8, 8 p.m. to dark: Free
Find out how and why fireflies put on their amazing summer show. (All ages)

Pastel Still Life
Sunday, July 9, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per person
Create three individual pieces to form a group ready for framing. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number.

Volcanoes, Rocks and Crystals
Friday, July 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: $7 per person
Learn what a wonderful world we live in with an evening of earth science crafts, projects and experiments. Drop off program. (Ages 5 to 10)
Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number, child's name and age.

Aquatic Adventures
Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.: $2 per person
Discover the wild animals that make our pond their home. Please dress for mud! (All ages)

Sunday, July 23, 1 to 2 p.m.: $2 per project
Use watercolors to create a playful aquatic scene. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number.

Saturday, August 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Learn about the incredible insects that make their own paper and then make some paper of your own to take home.

Countryside in Acrylics
Sunday, August 6, 1 to 3 p.m. May 7, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Paint a serene field of grasses and wildflowers. Great for beginners. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number.

Butterflies and Bangles
Friday, August 11, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: $2 per person
Relax with your friends as we get crafty, inspired by these beautiful insects. (Ages 5 and up)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number and your child's name and age.

Creatures of the Twilight
Saturday, August 19, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Free
Many animals creep out in the cool of summer's dawn and dusk. Find out whoooo.

Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: $2 per project
Discover the connection between art and nature using a variety of materials and techniques. Projects are designed to bring out the inner artist in people of all ages.
Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number and date you are attending.

  • Summer Fairy              
    June 28: Round out your collection of seasonal fairies with summer's addition.
  • Origami Fish          
    July 5: Practice the art of paper folding to create just one or a whole school of fish.
  • Koi Fish Drawing
    July 12: Follow step-by-step instructions to draw a koi fish.
  • Hanging Fish Sculpture
    July 19: Inspired by artist Alexander Calder, we'll create a fish of wire and beads.
  • Fish Printing
    July 26: Create an underwater scene on paper or your own light colored t-shirt or bandana.
  • Underwater Collage
    August 2: Create a dimensional snapshot of life below the water using a variety of materials. Bring your own shells if you like.
  • Fairy House
    August 9: We'll help you and a friend find a location in the park to build a house for the fairies living here. If it dares to rain, we'll go inside and make a fairy.

Pre-School Program
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Summer session through August 9.
Come join us each week to discover a different topic in nature. Each program includes a story, snack and craft project. Please dress for the weather.
$5 for first child (additional kids no cost). Ages birth to 6. Limit 25 kids.

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Two-part class)
$10 per project
Creating with clay is both relaxing and rewarding. Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. The first date listed we create our projects—and on the second date we add color. So join us as we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty!
Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number and the dates you are attending.

  • Fantastic Fish
    July 14 and July 28
    Create a fantasy fish to suspend or display on a wall.

Bonfire and Night Hike
Saturdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
July 29 and August 5
Venture into the park at twilight and learn about nature at night. Snacks included.

Revised June 23, 2017         


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