December 4th, 2015
Sand sculpture festivals are being held around the world on coasts of different countries. Here we can see artists at the already world famous sand sculpture festival in Moscow create one of 500 gigantic sand figures, which happened this summer on the Croatian island of Krk. These figures represented the most important historic civilizations, ranging from Egypt and Rome to the ancient Mayan civilization. This summer sand festival in Krk was being held from the beginning of June till the end of August. Continue reading “Sand sculpture art around the world: Foreigners and locals build sand sculptures in Europe” »
While we are kids, we try to impress adults by the sculptures we make in the sand when we are on the beach. Sand castles made with buckets and shovels are rarely considered art;however, sand building isn’t just fun but it is also excellent for the development of individual creativity and fine motor skills. In practicing the ability to make small hand movements, kids develop good hand-eye coordination over time. Building sand figures is something that each of us has the capability to do, but some of the world famous sand figure artists have taken the favorite pastime to another level Continue reading “Sand figure making – creativity and artful expression” »
Sand figure building is something that originates from ancient times. This art has over time become very popular all over the world, and some have mastered the skill of sand figure building in such a remarkable way that their figures are in the Guinness Book of Records.
The first European sand sculpture festival happened in 2008 in Bulgaria, in Burgas. Sand sculpture artists from Indonesia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Bulgaria, etc. created amazing sand sculptures that were seen by more than 150,000 visitors. This is when playing with the sand on the beach developed into a modern art form. Continue reading “Building sand figures – art that requires patience and passion” »