“They Had a Sandcastle at Their Wedding?” Awe Your Guests at Any Event!

"Marry Me" Engagement Heart Sculpture
“Marry Me” Engagement Heart Sculpture

I love that feeling of walking into an event and taking it all in.  The way the room is lit, the colors on the tables, the flowers and centerpieces!  It is amazing how the decorations in a room can really tell you the story of the event you are about to attend.  There are always so many intricate details that make an event one to talk about for many years to come.

What it really comes down to is aweing your guests.  If your guests are intrigued and amazed by what their eyes capture when they walk into an event then you have accomplished your goal.

Have you ever seen an ice sculpture at an event and just looked at it in amazement, wondering how long it took them to carve it, and if it is going to make it  through the whole event without turning into a puddle of mess on that table?  Well let me tell you this, sand doesn’t melt!

Does your love story and future involve sand, the beach, ocean, surfing, nature? Let us help you tell your love story.

Or heck, we make DIAMONDS in sand. We make YOU in sand. Your cake. Your dog. Your call. No one will forget your special wedding touch.

Placing a sand sculpture at your event will not only awe your guests but will be able to be enjoyed in it’s entirety throughout the event!  Want your event to be the one talked about for years to come?  Contact us to provide your dream sand sculpture quote for your next big event!

 

Missing Summer Already? Our Orange County Sandcastle Design Professionals Can Keep Summer “Alive” For You Year Round

Camp Vegas Table top Sand Sculpture San Diego CA
Camp Vegas Table top Sand Sculpture San Diego CA

Missing those sandcastles on the beach, and the excitement they bring when you lay your eyes on them?  Then look no further.  Archisand’s professional sand sculptures can bring a little part of summer to you no matter where you are or what time of year it is. That’s right, no need for a beach. We bring the sand to you!

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see your company’s name lit up in sand at the company holiday party.  It will have your employees & guests talking for weeks…months… even years! Or how about having a professional sand sculpture put up in your local mall with your company’s name and logo to generate business.  If you have been looking for creative ways to get your company name out there, this is guaranteed to draw in some attention. Our experiential marketing skills are sure to generate some buzz.

Archisand also works with companies to coordinate sand castle lessons and corporate team building events.  What a great way to bond employees in your company and teach them to work together to troubleshoot and complete projects.

So if you are missing the sand, there’s an easy solution. Archisand can bring the sand to you.  Anytime.  Anywhere.

For more information on booking Archisand for your next corporate event click here.

We do Sand and You Can Too – How to Build a Sand Sculpture

If you watch Archisand’s Youtube videos, you’ll see that people love to talk with us about sand sculpting!  One of the questions we often get is, 
“How do you do that?”
So today we’re gonna talk about the basics of how to build a sandcastle or any other form of sand sculpture.  Whether a beginner, intermediate or professional sand sculptor, here are some things that we all do.
1. Like an architect or art sculptor, making a sandcastle design is usually the first thing you’d want to do before touching the sand.  A design serves as your reference point especially when building large sand sculptures that require careful scaling.  You can check out Archisand’s designs here as a jump-off point for your ideas.
2. Choose location very carefully.  The layout of a beach, the type of sand, wind direction, tide schedules, etc. can all affect how long your sand sculpture can last.  
3. The first step in actually building your sand sculpture is compacting or pounding sand.  You can do “softpack” or just make a mound of moist sand from packing and patting; “handstacking” is using your hands to pile up sand, letting the water go down so that it hardens your base foundation, and; using a professional tool like a landscape hand held compactor.  

4.  Work from the top of your compact sand, then downwards.  Start getting into detail after the general outline of the sand sculpture is done.  The right tools can really make a difference in the result of your handiwork.  Aside from hands, you can use a sand sculpting kit with buckets, shovels, masons trawls, palette knives and a hand-held spray bottle.  
Do you want to know more of how professionals do it? Then read our article on Building A Professional Sandcastle and subscribe to the Archisand blog.  

Quick and Easy Ways to Introduce Sand Sculpting for Kids

You know that when you put a child and a sandy beach together, sand play is inevitable!  That’s how the idea for sandboxes in the playground came about after all.  For children, the many possibilities of sand sculpting is a natural way to release their immense creativity.  Parents can form bonding experiences with their kids.  And in the end, everyone has loads of fun!
If you want to introduce sand sculpting as family activity this summer, turn the process into a game.  Here are some ideas on how to do it: 
Brainstorm with your kids
Involve them from step 1 by explaining that every great task begins with a plan.  Bring them to the drawing board and ask them for ideas on what to sand sculpt!  Let them unleash their creativity no matter how farfetched or impossible to do as an acitvity.  The important thing is that they are excited to share ideas with you.  On the other hand, they can surprise you with a simple, yet beautiful idea to sketch. 
If you have a big family gathering, you can divide those participating into sand teams, with a team leader to facilitate the activities.  You can even watch Archisand’s Youtube videos for ideas or check out the design gallery
Focus the energy
Now that you have them pumped up, it’s time to channel that energy into a specific objective.  So start narrowing down the choices into ideas that you actually can do.  Then put the sandcastle design on paper.  Beginners should focus on simple ones which require easy techniques to accomplish, while those with more experience in sandcastle construction can do something comparative with their skills.  
Have a sand party
With your design done, it’s time to get down to the beach and do your sand sculptures!  Remember,
  • Unless you’re using a sandbox, sand is normally attached to a body of water.  That means you need to check the high and low tides so you can build your sand sculptures above the water mark and it won’t be swept away.
  • Try to use fine grain sand, as it holds water better and allows you to sculpt more detail into the packed sand. 
  • Prepare yourselves with a sand sculpting kit.  There’s nothing wrong with using toy pails and shovels with the kids.  On the other hand, if you want your kids know what it feels like to be real sand sculpture artists, as well as producing much better results, use a kit with professional sand sculpting tools like palette knives, shovels, buckets, hand-held spray bottle and masons trawls.   
  • Spray down your sand sculptures with a hand held spray bottle full of fresh water so it lasts longer.  
  • This is a sand party so it’s fun, fun, fun!  Have cameras clicking and videos rolling to capture those treasured moments.
Subscribe to our blog and get more tips on how to do sand sculpting.  If you need professional sand sculpting services, we’d love to make your important events truly special!  Contact us!