Art seems to be another life in which you can enjoy contemplation and applying your imagination to be transformed to something concrete that can be touched or something that can be felt. Sand art is one of the various and multiple types of art that has become popular in our recent days. Many people have begun to care about this kind of art that exists in different ways. You can find more than one way to use sand to perform different artistic works such as colored sand which is layered in bottles, sand animation on glass and sand sculptures on beaches. All of these kinds are really fascinating, attractive and are considered to be among the best ways for spending leisure time for both young children and adults.
For the first type of sand art which is colored sand in bottles is a simple type that does not need a great effort to be performed. It is more suitable for young children to spend their time. All that you need to do such a work is to bring sand, a bottle or jar, powder colors, a spoon, a plate, and a funnel.
– First of all, you will need to divide sand into groups.
– Add powder colors to each group and mix them ( the sand of each group and powder color ) well to finally have more than one color for sand groups.
– Add some water to each group of the colored sand and mix them to make the sand colored.
– Do not use too much water in order not to be forced to wait for long time to have the sand dry.
– Leave the sand to be completely dry.
– Bring transparent and clean bottles or jars to pour the colored sand in them.
– Use a funnel to pour the colored sand in the bottles in layers with different colors and finally close the bottle or jar tightly.
The second type is sand animation: It is a very fascinating type of art that affects you and attracts all of your senses. It looks like narrating stories which we all adore since we were young children but in a silent or non verbal way. The narration comes through making shapes by using sand on a glass table which is lit to be seen by spectators. Sand animation is accompanied by music to be more effective. All what you need to perform this kind of art is to bring a table with a glass on it and a light under the table to illuminate the table. You will need to watch many of works that were performed by great artists to learn from them. The artist of this kind of art should a wide imagination and the ability to affect the spectators from different countries.
The last type of sand art is sand sculpture on the beach. This kind of art looks like carving stone to make different shapes that attract everyone sees them. All what is needed for learning such a type of art is to have a strong will to spend a long time to perform such fascinating work that is attractive.You will not need more than sand, water and a brush to help you make different shapes. It will be better for you to set your work near the sea to be close to water. This kind of art can be performed vertically or horizontally.