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Sandcastle Building 101 Class | Ocean Beach

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP to rsvp@leaparts.org is required by September 4, 2015.

Ocean Beach (Sloat) | Sloat Blvd. & Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA


2018 Architecture and the City Festival | SF

The 15th annual month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process.

Over 40 programs throughout the month provide an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Sandcastles 101 | 2018 Architecture and the City Festival | SF

sandcastleSeptember 4, 2015 is your last chance to RSVP for the Sandcastle Building 101 Class taking place from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Free class on September 12, but an RSVP is required by September 4, 2015.

Presented by the AIA and Leap, Sandcastle 101 will help Sandcastle enthusiasts of all ages apply their design and engineering skills to the medium of sand. Families, friends, kids, and dogs are welcome, so feel free to make a morning of it.

2015 Schedule

Sandcastle 101 – 10 am to 12 pm
At this hands-on castle-building workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How and where to begin
  • Tricks on sand manipulation
  • Which pitfalls to avoid
  • Tasks best suited for little hands versus big ones
  • How to make something out of nothing, using ordinary household tools
  • Tips on winning the “Best in Show” award at Leap’s Sandcastle Contest

Lunch break: 12-12:15 pm
Bring your own pack lunch and so you have something to snack on in between the two workshops.

How to Make and Use Sand Globes – 12:15-1 pm
Sand globes are spheres made from sand and water — as small as a plum or as big as a basketball! Surprisingly, the key element in forming sand globes is throwing them in the air.

Environmental artist Zach Pine will teach the basics of sand globe making, as well as more advanced techniques such as:

  • How to make very large globes
  • Sculpting globes
  • Stacking globes
  • Incorporating globes into larger sand sculptures
  • Tossing globes among group members as a fun method for making them

What to Bring:
Supplies for the sand (for example, buckets, shovels, spray bottles, carving tools, trowels, etc.)
Supplies for you (sunscreen, water, towels, snack, etc.).
Please note: Leap will have a very limited amount of supplies, so please be sure to bring your own


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP to rsvp@leaparts.org is required by September 4, 2015.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: Sloat Blvd. & Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA

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