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


“mixed-messages”: drawing and mixing information –Workshop

“mixed-messages”: drawing and mixing information –Workshop

BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesday, October 14th, 6-9pm
Adults 18+, Artists of all Levels, Arts Educators
Visiting Artist: Robert Farber

Free - Shared Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 15th, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Participants will be working to create drawing(s) that combine disparate images, information and materials that have a meaningful significance to the individual artist. The workshop will explore the formal and conceptual properties necessary for constructing an informational drawing.

What To bring: **digital images printed on Matte paper.
If you have your own: Artist Brushes: a variety of Sizes, Pencils/Pens/ Scissors, Matt Knife/Utility Knife, Ruler, Needle/Thread, Small hair dryer to speed-up the drying time, if you have one

WORKSHOP PROVIDES the drawing paper, and all other art materials to be used. An assortment of the above will be available to share as well.

Collage Elements: Bring ANY material(s) you respond to for possible inclusion in your work. i.e. photographic images, newspaper/magazine clippings, Xerox images, text, written letters etc. Recommended: Other stuff you might consider bringing to be used or deconstructed: Stencils, rubber stamps, dress patterns, wallpaper samples etc .Large Format Books: Photography/Art/History etc./Children’s Books/Old/Vintage Books/ Textbooks/ Atlases/Maps/Novels/Dictionaries/Journals/Accounting Ledgers