Some artists work with paint, others with clay, and both can be expensive. But a free event for artists and visitors is sand sculpting.
The sculpting part of the SCAD Sand Arts Festival is wrapped up on Tybee Island.
Elizabeth Winnel and Will Penny won for their Mario Bros inspired sculpture. They also incorporated an Acorn into the piece, another SCAD symbol.
The two didn't even sand sculpt while they were enrolled, but happy to come back and partake.
"Really excited, really glad. SCAD spirit, sharing SCAD spirit. Celebrating it through a piece of work is rewarding,” said Winnel.
The two started at 8 a.m. Friday morning and finished their winning piece at 2 p.m.
We caught up with an architectural major who has won challenges in Miami but says Tybee sand does have its challenges.
"The sand has too much Quartz in it, you need sand that's more silica and clay based, so I didn't achieve as much detail as I really wanted but it was a day at the beach, it was fun, and I walked away with some money so it was a good day,” said David Grabiel, SCAD sophomore.