Competition Time

Forms, tools, techniques; you now have everything you need to make cool sand sculptures. Now what? I say: it’s time to enter a competition! Throughout the United States, towns and organizations hold sand sculpting events from April to November. Some competitions are one-day events for participation by individuals, families, or groups. Other events are weekend-long […]

Hard Pack Forms

A previous blog explained the three ways to pack sand for carving.  Let’s take a closer look at one of them – hard pack.  This method requires the use of a form. Remember that your form is open at BOTH ends, sand and water are packed in, and the form is then removed to reveal […]

Keep carving

Now that you have learned the basics about sand sculpting, it is time to put your skills to work. “But it’s December!” you say? No problem. If you live in an area that gets snow, practice in the snow. Pack and carve that white stuff. If you are near a shoreline and have a sweater […]

Staying sand sculptor safe

There are very few rules when at the beach sand sculpting, but those few are very important for a good day of sculpting. Wear your sunscreen and protective clothing. Getting burnt can reallyruin your sculpting day as well as your next day. Stay hydrated. You may not realize how much you are losing hydration as […]

What To Expect in Your Sand Sculpting Lesson

            As I wrote previously, most of us have not been shown how easy it is to make sand sculptures.  In an hour to an hour and half lesson with me, you will start by practicing three ways to pile sand to carve.   These three methods are soft packing, hand stacking, and hard pack.  Once […]