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


YOU DRAW - Workshop

YOU DRAW - Workshop

BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Sunday, October 25, 1:30– 4:30pm
Visiting Artist: Maria Emilia

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

Drawing is individual, like a signature. It is the hands’ simplest and most elegant revelation of the artist’s vision. No one drawing is the same as another. No one vision is exactly alike. Everyone can draw. In this workshop the instructor will lead the artists through several simple activities guaranteed to deliver a uniquely personal drawing. The goal is to abandon all expectations and confidently proceed to make your mark.