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




Meet at BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Saturday, October 24, 9am – noon
Open to school-age children, teens, adults- however,
children under 15 yrs. must register& attend with someone older
Visiting Artist: Cory Wright

Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 15, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
Sponsored by Ruskin Community Development Foundation

Sure, you can talk the talk… but can you CHALK the WALK? Absolutely! Join local artist Cory Wright to learn about the time honored tradition of Italian Street Painting- with chalk as the medium and the pavement as the canvas. Cory will explain various techniques for working with pastels and provide valuable tips, as well as give a short presentation of Street Painting examples. Then as individuals or small groups you will have the opportunity to create your own sidewalk masterpiece! We’ll spend most of our time outside on our hands and knees so bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen! Also, you are highly encouraged to bring a picture of the image you wish to enlarge and recreate on the pavement, either a masterpiece reproduction or original artwork. Each participant will have a large taped off area to create in!