Howard County Recreation & Parks offers crafts & fine arts programs, camps and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Year-round programs focus on a variety of mediums, themes and art influences. Crafts & fine arts camps offer half or full day options for children preschool through teen.



To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online


Check back soon for descriptions of our 2019 camps. 

Tween & Teen

To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online

Comics Unleashed

Drawing Techniques

TeenzArt Workshops


To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online

For more info: Danielle Bassett, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov


Full listing of Current Adult Programs (18 yrs +) and Supply Lists: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/adultprograms 

Encore (55+)

For more information, contact Curtis Gore at cgore@howardcountymd.gov or (410) 313-7281.

Artful Journaling Club- Express yourself in an art journal! In this weekly club, create journal pages that combine creative writing and decorative art using a variety of media. No art experience necessary. Participants are invited to suggest and lead activities on a voluntary basis. Supplies discussed at first meeting. This is a participant-run club; no instructors present.

Figures in Landscapes- See how artists have used figures in landscapes and cityscapes, draw from a skeleton model and examine muscle structure to understand form and proportion, practice painting from life models, and create a piece using personal photos or figures in a city/landscape.

Watercolors with Carol Zika- A painting class for students who have completed Water Color Basics and those with previous watercolor experience. Instructor provides guided lessons, building technique and confidence. 

You Can Draw & Paint- Let your artistic expression soar in this congenial, fun and supportive open studio atmosphere. Bring watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels or other materials. Explore your creative potential. Instructor provides direction/instruction in drawing and painting for beginners and experienced dabblers.

Looking for more ways to experience the arts? Check out our upcoming trips and tours! Click here to see where we are going next!

Inclusion Services

Howard County Recreation and Parks strives to make programs available to all individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Inclusion Services provides a variety of supports to individuals with disabilities who choose to participate in any recreation program or class offered by the department. Inclusion accommodations may include financial assistance, accessibility, companions, additional training, medical, and interpretive services for the deaf or hearing impaired.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation and Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate citizens with disabilities. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call 410-313-4628 or 410-313-4708 at least two weeks before the program begins.

The Inclusion Process:
Look through the brochure and find a class or program you like.
Register for the program. Let us know what you need to participate on the registration form or when you call to the person taking the registration.
Examples may include effective communication for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, companions, accessible equipment and facility features, and/or individualized planning for program or class participation. 
Therapeutic Recreation Staff will contact you to discuss strategies for inclusion and to offer an opportunity to share additional accommodation information. You will be asked to complete this confidential survey to help us better serve you.

Each request is assessed on an individual case by case basis. Additional information may be needed to address the request.
Modifications or accommodations will be made as needed.

Companion Services are not guaranteed.

Come live, learn, and choose your fun!


Check back soon for descriptions of our 2020 camps. 

Contact Us

To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online


Preschool: Cindy Ochs, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4681 or cochs@howardcountymd.gov

Youth: Melissa Calleri, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4721 or mcalleri@howardcountymd.gov

Tween & Teen: Holly Harden, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4625 / hharden@howardcountymd.gov

Adult: Danielle Bassett, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov

Encore (55+): Ruth Coleman, Recreation Manager: 410-313-7311 or rucoleman@howardcountymd.gov


Financial Assistance is available by application on an individual basis. Please call 410-313-4659 for details.