MIR Sustainable Art: Sand Sculptures

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Adults , Seniors

Program Description

Event Details

No clay? No problem! Maker in Residence Cara McKinley will introduce viewers to alternative techniques for clay sculpting with materials readily available at home. We encourage you to follow along with the project using your own materials, so we've provided a suggested reading supply list with each video so that you can participate at your convenience! 

  • VIDEO - Sand Sculpture, Pt. 1: Using a tinfoil sculpted form as the base, this sandsculpting method of faux concrete sculpture incorporates glue, dirt, and pigment found in the home to coat the tinfoil form. See what other objects and materials can be added to create visual interest.
    • Supplies: Elmer's Glue (all purpose), dirt/sand from your yard (play sand works too), tinfoil, mixing cup, parchment paper
    • Optional: paint (latex, acrylic, or spray)
  • VIDEO - Sand Sculpture, Pt. 2: For the sandcasting technique, use sand, glue, plastic, and different types of color such as food coloring or acrylic paint to create a one-part mold casting. Make and pour your own mixture into your favorite shapes in a form made from sand! Create one, two, or ten... you're the artist!
    • Supplies: Elmer's Glue (all purpose), dirt/sand from your yard (play sand works too), shallow container (or box lid), recycled plastic, parchment paper, fibrous string (yarn, rope, fabric strips), old brush or mixing stick, mixing cup, food coloring or pigment (watercolor paint, tempera), permanent marker
    • Optional: glitter, rhinestones, sequins, other found additions, tinfoil

Want to learn more? Cara will be available Sunday, September 20 for a LIVE chat to talk about the Sand Sculptures! More information available HERE.