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


BIG DRAW LAUNCH – Community Mural (ongoing)

BIG DRAW LAUNCH – Community Mural
August 15 thru Early November Completion
Artist-In-Residence & Project Director: Josette Urso
Mural & Workshop Site: Mary & Martha House
100 E Shell Point Rd, Ruskin
Sponsored by SSAC & Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center

Ongoing design & creation workshops and core mural group
participation for school age children and adults. Participants
work with artist on the creation of a mural for a landmark
building in Ruskin, FL. Opportunities for individual & group
participation throughout the design and painting process.
For more information: 813.641.8635 or info@bigdrawruskin.org