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



Workshop @ Digital Computer Lab/Studio, Southshore Regional Library
Saturday, October 24, 1 – 4:30pm
Teens 14 Up – Adults
Visiting Artist: Christopher Weeks

Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 15, Ruskin Branch Library (Not Southshore Library)
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
Sponsored by John Crawford Art Education Studio /Friends of the Southshore Regional Library

This workshop is intended to introduce students to basic drawing capabilities of Photoshop, including introductions to digital drawing, colorization/manipulation of scanned lineart and Rotoscoping (drawing over photographic imagery). Participants will compose an experimental image.

Suggested materials: digital file of scanned photo or line drawing (JPEG or TIFF format, preferably 8x10 at 300dpi, if possible), OR photo or line drawing to be scanned. USB Flashdrive, if you have one…