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


STUDIO VISIT – Mary GrandPré

STUDIO VISIT – Mary GrandPré
Illustrator of Harry Potter (& much more!)
Saturday, October 3rd; 4 – 5:30pm
BIGDRAW Studio, 613 US-41, Ruskin

Free & Open Event, As space available
Info: 813.641.8635 or info@bigdrawruskin.org
Sponsored by SSAC thru Phoenix Grant

Join Mary GrandPre’, Illustrator of the Harry Potter Series---and so much more--as she discusses her work and studio practice as an artist. She’ll show and talk about original works from children’s books as well as her creative process work leading to the development of finished pieces---and her interests, ideas and considerations along the way. An informal afternoon studio talk with an artist whose work spans children’s books, magazines, advertising and animated film.