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Lara Hines, a local sand sculptor, starts the second session of Crystal Classic sand sculpting Oct. 13, at Siesta Key beach.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crystal Classic sand sculpting lessons

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Lara Hines, a local sand sculptor, starts the second session of Crystal Classic sand sculpting Oct. 13, at Siesta Key beach.

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Adam Rhodus asks sand sculpting instructor Libby Bennett for some tips during a free, hands-on lesson.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Adam Rhodus asks sand sculpting instructor Libby Bennett for some tips during a free, hands-on lesson.

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Mohit Gupta fills a bottomless bucket with sand to create the base of a sand castle.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Mohit Gupta fills a bottomless bucket with sand to create the base of a sand castle.

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Newlyweds Elizabeth and Adam Rhodus demonstrate the “mix-scoop-plop-flatten-jiggle” technique to create an arch for their sand castle.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Newlyweds Elizabeth and Adam Rhodus demonstrate the “mix-scoop-plop-flatten-jiggle” technique to create an arch for their sand castle.

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Local sand sculptor Andy Daily helps Travis and Lisa McCreary create their castle.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Local sand sculptor Andy Daily helps Travis and Lisa McCreary create their castle.

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Mohit Gupta takes a break during a 45-minute sand-sculpting lesson at Siesta Key beach.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Mohit Gupta takes a break during a 45-minute sand-sculpting lesson at Siesta Key beach.

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Crystal Classic sand sculpting lesson attendees used this model as a guide for their own.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Crystal Classic sand sculpting lesson attendees used this model as a guide for their own.

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Navreet Kaur and Mohit Gupta add texture to their sand castle.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Navreet Kaur and Mohit Gupta add texture to their sand castle.

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Adam and Elizabeth Rhodus use plastic sculpting tools to add details to their castle, while Libby Bennett coaches the couple.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 |

Adam and Elizabeth Rhodus use plastic sculpting tools to add details to their castle, while Libby Bennett coaches the couple.

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