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



Saturday, Oct 3rd , 1 – 2:30pm
Adult & Children, ages 5-11, Limit 50 people
Southshore Regional Library Children’s Room

Free, Reservation sign-up – SouthShore Regional Library Community Room
Sponsored by Southshore & Ruskin Libraries with Crawford Art Studio
& Friends of the Southshore Library

Celebrate picture books and learn through drawing. Each family member will illustrate and make their own picture book. Guest illustrator Margit Redlawsk will also draw illustrations for storybooks as they are read aloud. We’ll celebrate our own picture book creations with party refreshments.