SCAD Sand Arts Festival on Tybee Island

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) — More than 500 students from Savannah College of Art and Design spent the day at Tybee creating beautiful sand sculptures for the 2022 Sand Arts Festival.

Strategy was the name of the game here. The students said they have spent the last few weeks developing a plan and learning different techniques in order to take first place in their category.

More than 100 teams made up of students and former SCAD students were able to show off their artistic talents through the sand! Teams competed in a variety of categories, including sand relief, which are the designs built low to the ground.

Then there was a sandcastle, a sand sculpture, and a wind category where students could design and build kites. SCAD gave out over $20,000 in prizes, so the winning teams walked away with cash in their hands.

The teams were made up of students from all kinds of disciplines. Asia Jones says that all of her team members are performing arts specialists, who don’t often work with their hands, but they wanted to perform at their best and have fun!

“We chose the sand sculpture because we felt it would be one of the most difficult sculptures to build. We wanted to showcase our skills as students who don’t typically work with our hands. Most of us are performing arts in my group. I’m so excited to see how everyone is collaborating. I mean, isn’t it for SCAD?”

Now that the festival is over, the masterpieces have been tipped over and the sand is smoothed again for the sea turtles. If you haven’t had a chance to come see the amazing work, you can find photos of the designs on SCAD. Facebook, instagramand Twitter pages.

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