Have you ever seen those impressive sand-sculptures and thought to yourself “how did they do that?” Marianne van den Broek and Chris Guinto are record-setting, sand-art professionals that have been working in the industry since the late 90s. The two met at a competition, sparks flew, and before long they moved to Key West and started Sand-Isle. Their work appears at various events in Key West, and the couple specializes in marketing, promotions, and even wedding proposals.A Hollow Fish Sand Sculpture — Photo courtesy of Sand-Isle
Now, these two artists are sharing their secrets with the public by offering sand-carving lessons. During class, visitors learn the fundamentals of sand-art in two and a half hour sessions. Some people opt to bring photos of their pets, but the designs can be just about anything. Once you master the basic skills, you can let out your inner creativity. What will you imagine into life? Will it be a historical figure, a cartoon character, or a place you’ve always dreamed of? One thing is for sure, when you bring photos of your work back home, friends and family will be impressed with the unique activity that you stumbled upon.
Team building workshops are also available for employers, or even family reunions to help everyone “get along” and build something amazing together. Kids must be at least six years old to participate in sculpture lessons, and two people minimum are required.Newcomers to Sand Sculpting — Photo courtesy of Sand-Isle