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


MOLAS – Drawings in Cloth -Workshop

MOLAS – Drawings in Cloth -Workshop
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
October 10th, 2pm - 5pm Ages Teens 13+ & Adult
Visiting Artist: Sheryl Haler

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

MOLAS are: “A movable feast of walking pictures…” the symbolic language of earthbound man . . . “The sun-drenched families of red, orange, and yellow which . . . reflect the spoken and unspoken history of the mythic past and inventive present.”-MOLAS Folk Art of the Cuna Indians

In the spirit of the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands, explore the process of drawing bold designs with layers of cloth and simple stitched thread to speak of local mythology, extended family and contemporary life. Create images of nature in everyday life, images conjured from dreams, fantasies and pure imagination … or contemporary comics, trademarks, labels and advertisements. Bring scissors and thimble, if you have them.