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sand art by Fatmir Mura-Love
sand art by Fatmir Mura-Love
Published: 2013/06/19
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Amazing Sand Art: Incredibly Detailed Sand Sculptures Created By Hand
Amazing Sand Art: Incredibly Detailed Sand Sculptures Created By Hand
Published: 2013/10/08
Channel: Barcroft TV
Bottle Sand Art Challenge-Kids Activity
Bottle Sand Art Challenge-Kids Activity
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Creative Celeste
Kseniya Simonova Incredible Sand Art On Ukraine
Kseniya Simonova Incredible Sand Art On Ukraine's Got Talent
Published: 2016/01/04
Channel: Got Talent Global
Sand Art on Projector
Sand Art on Projector
Published: 2005/12/06
Channel: Ch0oKiE
A Great Big World - Say Something (Sand Art Video)
A Great Big World - Say Something (Sand Art Video)
Published: 2014/08/16
Channel: AGreatBigWorldVEVO
⏳ Sand Art ⏳ Whisper.. Sticky.. Crinkly.. Pouring.. Sounds..
⏳ Sand Art ⏳ Whisper.. Sticky.. Crinkly.. Pouring.. Sounds..
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Gentle Whispering ASMR
Sand Artist Nitish Pays Beautiful Tribute to Mum | Asia’s Got Talent Episode 3
Sand Artist Nitish Pays Beautiful Tribute to Mum | Asia’s Got Talent Episode 3
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: Asia's Got Talent
Sand Artist
Sand Artist
Published: 2006/09/20
Channel: kevinnal
50 Most Amazing Sand Art Sculptures
50 Most Amazing Sand Art Sculptures
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: FunnyPicsOnly
2009 Sand Art with time lapse recording!
2009 Sand Art with time lapse recording!
Published: 2009/06/08
Channel: beronica
30 Most Amazing Sand Art & Sculptures 2017
30 Most Amazing Sand Art & Sculptures 2017
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: Chief TV
Frozen (Amazing Sand Art)
Frozen (Amazing Sand Art)
Published: 2014/04/12
Channel: Patrick Gozon
let it go (Sand Art)
let it go (Sand Art)
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: 왕손 쌈밥 WANG-SON
NEW Crystal Pix Sand Art Delux Set 17 Sand Colors Kids Activities | B2cutecupcakes
NEW Crystal Pix Sand Art Delux Set 17 Sand Colors Kids Activities | B2cutecupcakes
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: B2cuteCupcakes
Sand Art by Ilana Yahav - "Home is where the heart is" - אילנה יהב
Sand Art by Ilana Yahav - "Home is where the heart is" - אילנה יהב
Published: 2011/12/28
Channel: Ilana Yahav - אילנה יהב - Sand Artist
Sand art The Little Child (Vietnam_to be moved to tears)
Sand art The Little Child (Vietnam_to be moved to tears)
Published: 2013/07/06
Channel: xuannguyend4
Sand Art Craft with Disney Frozen Stickers and Queen Elsa  + Princess Anna Dolls Cookieswirlc
Sand Art Craft with Disney Frozen Stickers and Queen Elsa + Princess Anna Dolls Cookieswirlc
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: CookieSwirlC
Hello Kitty Sand Art Kit and Play Doh
Hello Kitty Sand Art Kit and Play Doh
Published: 2015/08/16
Channel: Toy Genie Surprises
Jordan Sand Art- Sand Bottles
Jordan Sand Art- Sand Bottles
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Prakhar Gupta
Amazing Naughty Sand Art Sculptures
Amazing Naughty Sand Art Sculptures
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Just Me
GOBLIN sand Art ep 1-5 | 도깨비 | BEST SAND ART EVER
GOBLIN sand Art ep 1-5 | 도깨비 | BEST SAND ART EVER
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Hellochake
Sand Art - Techniques
Sand Art - Techniques
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: Dsource Ekalpa India
Pirates Of The Caribbean Sand Art - AWEme Artists
Pirates Of The Caribbean Sand Art - AWEme Artists
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: AWE me
SandAndArt learn how to do sand art
SandAndArt learn how to do sand art
Published: 2012/10/18
Channel: SandAndArt Group
Inspiring Sand Art by Vivek Patil in Corporate Event
Inspiring Sand Art by Vivek Patil in Corporate Event
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: Vivek Patil Artist
Table that creates sand art with marble that rolls by itself
Table that creates sand art with marble that rolls by itself
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: Tech Insider
Nitish Bharti Doing Sand Art For AMITABH BACHCHAN in KBC
Nitish Bharti Doing Sand Art For AMITABH BACHCHAN in KBC
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: Nitish Bharti
Incredible amazing sand art in bottle must watch
Incredible amazing sand art in bottle must watch
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: Video Today
Dangal Story | Sand Art | Sarvam Patel | Aamir khan
Dangal Story | Sand Art | Sarvam Patel | Aamir khan
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: SarvamPatel Artist
Sudarsan Pattnaik bags gold medal in international sand art championship
Sudarsan Pattnaik bags gold medal in international sand art championship
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Oneindia News
Learn how to do the sand art bottle (3)
Learn how to do the sand art bottle (3)
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: Manaweblife
Love story -sandart
Love story -sandart
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: Fatmir Mura-Sand Art-Sand Artist
How to Make Sand Art in a Bottle - ASK ALEX
How to Make Sand Art in a Bottle - ASK ALEX
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: My Brothers and Me TV
International Sand Art Festival 2016
International Sand Art Festival 2016
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: Odisha Tourism
Maori Creation Story in Sand Art
Maori Creation Story in Sand Art
Published: 2010/06/25
Channel: TheOriginalArtSale
Sand Art Jars ♥  How To Make Colored Sand and Sand Art
Sand Art Jars ♥ How To Make Colored Sand and Sand Art
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Katrinaosity
Sand Art by Ilana Yahav - SandFantasy -  "Love 2008"
Sand Art by Ilana Yahav - SandFantasy - "Love 2008"
Published: 2007/12/03
Channel: Ilana Yahav - אילנה יהב - Sand Artist
Sand painting for
Sand painting for 'Titanic'
Published: 2012/04/16
Channel: EthanZhang113
Valentine - Sand Artist | Charlene Lanzel
Valentine - Sand Artist | Charlene Lanzel
Published: 2011/01/12
Channel: Charlene Lanzel
Ocean Beach Sand Art
Ocean Beach Sand Art
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: ArtifactProductions
Sand Art Landscapes 4K  | Shanks FX  | PBS Digital Studios
Sand Art Landscapes 4K | Shanks FX | PBS Digital Studios
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Shanks FX
Trá Mór Sand Art (ElevatedAerials)
Trá Mór Sand Art (ElevatedAerials)
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: Lionel Hemmerle
Sand Art by world renown sandartist David Alcala
Sand Art by world renown sandartist David Alcala
Published: 2009/01/16
Channel: David Alcala
Sand art "SERBIA" by Kseniya Simonova - Песочная анимация "Сербия" ( Ксения Симонова)
Sand art "SERBIA" by Kseniya Simonova - Песочная анимация "Сербия" ( Ксения Симонова)
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Sand Artist Kseniya Simonova
International Sand Art Festival 2016 at Odisha India - Part 1 - Save the Sea
International Sand Art Festival 2016 at Odisha India - Part 1 - Save the Sea
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Sand art at Puri by Rakesh Mohanti
Sand art at Puri by Rakesh Mohanti
Published: 2008/10/01
Channel: Anindya Banerjee
Disney Queen Elsa Frozen Stickers Sand Art Fun Craft Set Kit Shopkins My Little Pony Toy Unboxing
Disney Queen Elsa Frozen Stickers Sand Art Fun Craft Set Kit Shopkins My Little Pony Toy Unboxing
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: CookieSwirlC
Sand Art Animals - America
Sand Art Animals - America's Got Talent Joe Castillo Quarterfinals
Published: 2012/07/25
Channel: America's Got Talent
Happy Father
Happy Father's Day sand art by Nitish Bharti .
Published: 2016/06/18
Channel: Official Nitish Bharti
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Sand art has progressed well beyond simple sand castles, such as this elaborate sand sculpting display in Frankston, Victoria, Australia

Sand art is the practice of modelling sand into an artistic form, such as a sand brushing, sand sculpture, sandpainting, or sand bottles. A sandcastle is a type of sand sculpture resembling a miniature building, often a castle.

The two basic building ingredients, sand and water, are available in abundance on a sandy beach, so most sand play takes place there, or in a sandpit. Tidal beaches generally have sand that limits height and structure because of the shape of the sand grains. Good sculpture sand is somewhat dirty, having silt and clay that helps lock the irregular-shaped sand grains together.

Sand castles are typically made by children for fun, but there are also sand-sculpture contests for adults that involve large, complex constructions. The largest sandcastle made in a contest was 18 feet tall; the owner, Ronald Malcnujio, a five-foot-high man, had to use several ladders, each the height of the sandcastle. His sculpture consisted of one ton of sand and 10 litres of water to sculpt.

Construction[edit]

A simple sandcastle built
from a shaped plastic bucket

Sand grains will always stick together unless the sand is reasonably fine. While dry sand is loose, wet sand is adherent if the proper amounts of sand and water are used in the mixture. The reason for this is that water forms little "bridges" between the grains of sand when it is damp due to the forces of surface tension.[1]

When the sand dries out or gets wet, the shape of a structure may change, and "landslides" are common. Furthermore, the mixture of fine (mostly sharper) and coarse sand granules is very important to achieve good "sand construction" results. Fine granules that have been rounded by the natural influences of seas, rivers or fluvials, in turn negatively influence the bonding between the individual granules as they more easily slide past each other. Research[2] is thus necessary to find the most suitable sand to achieve an optimal, landslide-free construction.

Shovels and buckets are the main construction tools used in creating sand castles and sand sculptures, although some people use only their hands. A simple sand castle can be made by filling a bucket with damp sand, placing it upside-down on the beach, and removing the bucket. For larger constructions, water from the sea to mix with the sand can be brought to the building site with a bucket or other container. Sometimes other materials, such as pieces of wood and plastic are constructed to hold piles of sand in place and in specific shapes - these are called forms.

Sand sculpting as an art form has become very popular in recent years, especially in coastal beach areas. Hundreds of annual competitions are held all over the world. Techniques[3] can be quite sophisticated, and record-breaking achievements have been noted in the Guinness World Records. Sometimes, contests are staged as advertising or promotional events. Most Sand sculptors come from other disciplines but there are a few that earn their living solely from Sand related activities.

Drip castles[edit]

A variant on the sandcastle is the drip castle, made by mixing the sand with water and dripping it from a fist held above. Some refer to the technique as "dribbling". When the slurry of sand and water lands on existing sand structures, the effect is Gaudi-esque.

Girl making a sand angel
World's record of 1,387 sand angels
of June 10, 2017 in Ludington, Michigan

Festivals and competitions[edit]

From 1989 until 2009, a World Championship in Sand Sculpture was held in Harrison Hot Springs in Harrison, British Columbia, Canada, also known as "Harrisand". The competition had solo, double and team categories. The "World championship was held in ft Myers, Florida and other venues for a limited time. Other countries hold their own versions of the world championships as it is not possible to get all the people who may qualify in the same place at the same time due to the expense and logistics.

The world's tallest sand castle was built on Myrtle Beach in South Carolina by Team Sandtastic as part of the 2007 Sun Fun Festival. The structure was 49.55 feet (15.1 m) high. It took 10 days to construct and used 300 truckloads of sand.[4]

The world's record for the most simultaneous sand angles made at one time was done in Ludington, Michigan, on June 10, 2017. It was performed by 1,387 sand angel people at the same time. This is almost 4 times the previous record of 352 made in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on June 6, 2015. The duration they lasted making sand angels was for 30 seconds - twice as long as the 15 seconds at Pembrokeshire.[5][6]

Fight against the tide[edit]

A popular game is building a heap of sand, as high as possible, to withstand the upcoming tide.

Other sand games[edit]

A father and child son team starting a sandcastle project
One person is buried in sand by another; their sand castle is visible in the background

One of the main attractions of a sandy beach, especially for children, is playing with the sand, as it presents more possibilities than an ordinary sandbox.

One can make a mountain, a pit (encountering clay or the water table), canals, tunnels, bridges, a sculpture (representing a person, animal, etc., like a statue, or a scale model of a building), and many other things.

Tunnels large enough to enter are extremely hazardous; children and adults die every year when such underground chambers collapsed under weight and instability of sand, or due to the tide coming up or the structure being hit by a wave. Sometimes, a dam can be built to hold back the water, tidal forts, which are incredibly large sandcastles with thick walls to protect the keep from the sea, can be built, or canals can be dug to contain the water.

Burying someone up to his or her neck in sand, or burying oneself, is another popular beach activity.

A sand glass is a work of craftsmanship in which two sheets of glass show an amount of sand in two colors, which is immersed in water. Unlike sand paintings, a sand glass is meant to be turned, the sand, traditionally in black and a light color, moving into new dunes. The term "Sand Glass" is a translation of the term in Portuguese "Quadro de Areia", literally Sand Frame or Sand Picture, used in English courses to differentiate this kind of craft from sand paintings. Unlike sand paintings, which are traditionally found in the Northeast region of Brazil, these are found on the streets of other region's big cities and in stores, in many colors and sizes.

A sand glass just after being turned

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry, Patrick (6 January 2001). "The Science of Sandcastles". FirstScience.com. FirstScience.com. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Dr. Dietmar Meier. "Dr. Dietmar Meier - Kleines Sand- und Kies-Lexikon - interessand". Sand-abc.de. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  3. ^ http://sandisle.com/gravity-defying/
  4. ^ Volk, Willy (2007-06-11). "Retrieved on 19 June 2007". Gadling.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  5. ^ Galloway, Mitch (June 12, 2017). "Sand Angel Success". Ludington Daily News (front page). Ludington, Michigan. 
  6. ^ Wickliffe, Greg (June 10, 2017). "Ludington shatters sand angel world record at Lake Michigan beach". Muskegon News. MLive Media Group. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 

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