Welcome to the BIG DRAW-Ruskin Schedule

The BIG DRAW-Ruskin is a season of sponsored drawing and arts events in Ruskin, Florida and around the Southshore and Tampa Bay Area. The BD-R is linked to the International Campaign for Drawing and invites & supports BIGDRAW events, workshops, classes (and a major community public art project) during the month of October; all open to the public and free (a few events require a nominal materials fee — which is noted in the description).

This blog is your source for the latest information on BIG DRAW-Ruskin and area BIGDRAW events. You can use the Labels list to the right to find an event by date, host, age (we feature events for adults, teens, kids, and all-ages), location, etc.

New events are posted regularly. New listings invited!

NOW HERE'S THE TRICK: Postings are not in chronological order. To view events during a seven day period in October, select the week from the Labels column on the right.

Calendar is here. Downloadable schedule here.

Reservations for BIGDRAW STUDIO workshops or mini-classes are made in person or by phone at Ruskin Branch Library during library hours. 813.273.3652; T, W, TH, 10-7; F, S, 10-6; Closed Sunday & Monday

We look forward to seeing you Make Your Mark!

The BIG DRAW-Ruskin Team


THE ARTIST’S BOOK- Making Your Sketchbook/Journal

THE ARTIST’S BOOK- Making Your Sketchbook/Journal
(The book and what to do with it!) Workshop
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
October 3rd, 9:30am-12:30, Ages 15 - 105
Visiting Artist: Patrick Lindhardt

Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 15th, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
SouthShore Arts Council

Make you own traditional book and book cover in this workshop that introduces basic construction techniques in bookmaking and guides participants through the process of creating one book structure. End with a sketchbook to use, ideas for what to do with it, and tips for other book forms and structures to explore. Concentration in this workshop on Japanese Stab Binding.