The Mighty Sea Hedgehog (Live Art Journaling Class)

5:51 AM

I have to admit I was a bit surprised by these sea creatures when I started researching them for the class—they're kinda fun!

Did you know:

  • The name "urchin" is an old word that means hedgehog?
  • That there are more than 950 species of sea urchins?
  • Did you have any idea an urchin could live up to 200 years in the wild?!
  • Sea urchins can grow up to as large as 14 inches or be as small as 1.2 inches?
  • That their outer shell is called a "test?"
  • They they have lots of predators including sea otters, eels, triggerfish and starfish, but their biggest predator is man due to ocean pollution and over harvesting?
  • That sea urchins can live in tidal pools as well as up to 16,000 feet below the ocean's surface?

Me either! These sweet little hedgehogs are far more than just pretty shells or sweet meat and they're a delight to create in an art journal.

Come and join me at Keeton's in Bradenton, FL, this Saturday for a super fun class on adding dimensionality to the page.  To learn more, please click here.

Hope to see you there!

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2 Creative Thought(s)

  1. What wonderful information Laure - when I read about hedgehogs I think of mammals much like our groundhog. See it just goes to show there is always something new to learn. Hope you had a great class. Hugs!

  2. Sea hedgehogs--I love it! The natural world is really fascinating, not to mention interesting to sketch.


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