Friday, 13 February 2015

Sand Sculpting Australia {Field Trip}

Last week Friday I had the most wonderful experience joining a few other home educating families and going to the Sand Sculpting Australia exhibition: Friends Foes & Super Heroes.  This particular event will remain open to the public until the 26 April 2015.

I learned some interesting facts about Sand Sculpting.
  • 'Brickies loam' is used to sculpt with.  This sand is different to the sand on the beach in that each grain of sand is square, which means that it sticks together better.
  • Sculptures take up three weeks of 8 hour days to sculpt.
  • Only water is added to the sand to enable sculpting
  • Sculpting takes place from top to bottom.
  • All the sculptures are solid sand.
  • Completed sculptures are sprayed with a biodegradable sealant to help repel moisture
  • Although they are strong they do need maintenance.  This is the job of the resident sculptor.
  • After the event is finished the sculptures are broken down and the sand is stored for future events.
You can read more about the history and how to build sand sculptures over at Sand Sculpting Australia.

Sand Sculpting Australia - Disney Princesses

Sand Sculpting Australia - Disney Princesses

I loved the attention to detail
Disney Pixar Toy Story
The Evil Queen
Mater from Cars
Disney's Micky and Friends
Mother Gothel from Tangled
The resident sculptor doing some maintenance on Disney's Frozen Sculpture
Star Wars X-Wing Battle Scene
Star Wars Rebels
Marvel The Avengers
Marvel - Spider Man
Jungle Book
Friends Foes and Super Heroes
Homeschool Friends trying their hand at Sand Sculpting
Next up we made some sand art pictures
It was a beautiful day to fully immerse ourselves in the art of sand at the beach.  If you find yourself near an exhibition take some time to appreciate the creativity in this art form.

Blessings
Chareen

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