Summer Camp – Polymer Clay & Paper Mache Creature Design

Aug 20th – Aug 24th
9am – 3:30pm (Full Day Camp)
Ages 9-12

PLEASE NOTE: This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm. Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday August 20 – Friday August 24.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Students will each be creating their own design by taking 2D sketches and transferring them into a completed 3D realistic model. Students will start by making small maquettes of their chosen creatures using polymer clay. They will use clay to gain an understanding of the 3D aspects of their creatures, and to give them an idea of what they will be doing in their larger works. Students will then start the creation of their large creatures by using recycled materials and wire for their structure and then paper mache to create texture and pattern. Then to finish they can paint any features onto their creation as needed.



TUITION: $295 (due at time of registration) includes Eventbrite fees.

MATERIALS NEEDED: All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH: Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made.

CANCELLATIONS: Occasionally camps are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, we will notify you approximately 3 days before the camp was scheduled to begin & the full tuition will be refunded.

WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS: Students may withdraw from a camp by calling the Artsmiths. A $25 charge applies to all withdrawals, regardless of when it occurs. No camps will be refunded with less than two week’s notice.

DISCOUNTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS – Families who register more than one student or students who take more than one class in the same summer will receive a 10% discount on the registrations after the first one. You must email us at to receive this discount. Students who would have financial difficulty registering for a camp may apply for a scholarship.  A very small number of scholarships are available at this time but if you need financial help, please email us at with Scholarship in the subject line.  All correpondance is entirely confidential.

CORRESPONDENCE: The Artsmiths communicates to students and parents through email. Please make sure to include your email address when you register. You will receive a confirmation email for your registration and an information email shortly thereafter about the camp along with forms for Emergency and Authorization Information, and Special Needs. You will also receive a reminder email 7 days before the start of camp.

REGISTRATION: Click below or call the Artsmiths at 412-341-2299 x2.
Eventbrite – Polymer Clay & Paper Mache Creature Design