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


EXTREME PERSPECTIVES: Drawing for the BigDome Workshop

EXTREME PERSPECTIVES: Drawing for the BigDome -Workshop

Meets at Bishop Planetarium/ South Florida Museum
201 10th Street West | Bradenton Florida 34205
Saturday, October 24, 3:30-6:30pm,
Adults, Teens 15+
Visiting Artists: Claudia Cumbie-Jones & Lance Ford Jones

FREE: Reserve Space through Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or Phone 813.273.3652 OR by Email: info@bigdrawruskin.org
Sponsored by SouthShore Arts Council & Bishop Planetarium
www.southfloridamuseum.org (Directions available)

The ceiling of the state-of-the-art Bishop Planetarium is your canvas

This workshop is for anyone interested in how drawing can intersect with New Media outlets such as full Dome (google it!) or just anyone who enjoys pushing the boundaries of perspective drawing. We will meet in the state-of-the-art Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum, in Bradenton. Exploring perspective beyond the traditional one, two, and three-point techniques, we will survey “distorted” drawings (anamorphic projection, distorted grid, fisheye, etc) and focus on fisheye distortion for full Dome projection. There will be time for workshop participants to create images which we will then process and project onto the planetarium dome. No experience necessary!

Participants will work with traditional drawing media; Basic materials will be provided. Bring your sketchbook, we will provide scanning capabilities to get your drawings up on the dome. (You may also bring your own laptop, Mac or PC, as long as it has a USB port—if you would like to work digitally.)