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



Creating digital montage with traditional media
DIGITAL COMPUTER LAB/STUDIO at Southshore Regional Library
3-Session Workshop, Mondays, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2; 6:30-8:30pm;
Adults, Teens 15+--All Levels
Visiting Artist: Dolores Coe

Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 15th, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Jump into a hands-on introductory workshop in three parts that is focused on integrating drawing, painting, printmaking and photographic processes-- with digital media using Adobe PhotoShop/Elements. We will begin with a basic introduction to PhotoShop as a medium as well as a tool—and an ultimate collage machine. Then we’ll move to explore a range of digital processes and exploratory approaches to creating montage compositions, ending with a printed piece.

Experiment with compositions that may become works in digital form, or the basis of studies to develop in other media. Bring a sketchbook to start—a small drawing or drawing fragment, if you have it—and we’ll gather our sources along the way.