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


OZ REVISITED (or the book of invented memory) – Workshop

OZ REVISITED (or the book of invented memory) – Workshop

Digital Computer Lab/Studio, Southshore Regional Library**
2-Session Workshop; Wednesdays, October 21 & 28, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Teens & Adults
Visiting Artist: Dee Hood

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

This is your opportunity to create or at least embellish a few memories! Using photoshop we will scan old photos that you bring in and collage them into new environments. You may want to add some drawing or digital painting to these as well. In the end all participants will choose their best memory and contribute that page to our book- each person will receive one copy of the completed book.

To bring with you:
*old photos - people, places, animals, etc.
* paperback book that can be cut up or written in. We will use lines of text from these books to add to our memories.
*clip art or drawings (no larger than 8.5 x11) if you have and wish touse
*** optional- if you have a jump drive or thumb drive please bring it with you - you can also pre-scan images and bring them in on your jump drive)