Meet The Makers

Tanya Kastl – Ontario

Tanya Kastl..born in Waterloo On, I now live in Southampton. I drive a school bus, so my summers are free to play in the sand.  I started sculpting at 34 and have enjoyed creating art from just sand and water for the last 14 years.

I have placed in many competitions and last year competed in my first Stateside contest.  I continue to grow and learn from all the amazing sculptors I meet.

Sandi ‘Castle’ Stirling – Ontario

Sandi “Castle” Stirling, from Dundas Ontario, has been sand sculpting since 1995.

Her first Master Competition was in 2005 and since then Sandi has competed at the Master level in Port Aransas and South Padre Island, Texas, Port Huron, Michigan, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Revere Beach, Massachusetts, Parksville, British Columbia, CNE ,Toronto, Bronte and Sauble Beach, Ontario. This is her 13th year at the Cobourg Sandcastle Festival creating sand castles.

Her latest claim of fame is First place and People’s Choice in the Doubles with Dale Andrews at Sauble Beach Sand Fest in 2017. She also won People’s Choice with Amazin’ Walter during the 2015 Fort Myers American Sand Sculpting Competition in Florida. She took People’s Choice at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and also at the Bronte Sand Fest. Sandi landed a 3rd at the Bluewater Sand Fest in Port Huron MI.

Sandi teaches the ‘Master in the Making’ workshops to young artists and shares some tips and techniques on the fine art of sand sculpting in Boston and at the CNE in Toronto.

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