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




Presented by Nina Tatlock
October 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free, To reserve space:: tatlock@verizon.net or 813-649-1371


For those of you who own sewing machines, this is a chance to come and play using your machine as a drawing tool. We will be working with free motion sewing, where the feed dogs are lowered or covered to allow free movement with the sewing machine needle. Join us for sewing machine play time.

Supply List: Sewing machine with free motion capability (can drop or cover feed dogs). Please bring along your sewing machine manual, and your free motion or darning foot if you have one. Bring what you can or have, there will be some supplies available, but Sewing Machines WILL NOT be supplied.

Other sewing items you can bring are: A small selection of fabric and threads; heavy fabrics such as denim & upholstery fabric work well when starting out with this type of machine play. Scissors: An embroidery hoop, if you have one; Stabilizer, such as Stitch N Tear