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 STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin – Workshop
Saturday, October 17th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Adults & Art Students 15+
Visiting Artist: Kirk Wang, Eckerd College

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

Explore traditional concepts of simplicity and using mind in Chinese art forms and approaches. The workshop will include demos and hands-on practice of traditional forms that present ways of seeing nature that use mind and heart to understand its essence, and then move to observation. These approaches will then be applied to individual drawings---taking traditional forms into contemporary expressions. Traditional materials of mo-shui (Chinese) or sumi (Japanese) inks and bamboo brushes will be demonstrated and used in this session.