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




Begins now – October 19th (Entry Deadline)
Open to All Ages
Sponsored by SouthShore Community Justice Center

On theme: Communicate…Bridge Differences
Recognition Awards will be given in 3 age groups:
Children 1-10 years Youth 11-17 years Adult 18+ years
Sponsored by SouthShore Community Justice Center
On its 10th Anniversary *1999-2009

Size: 11 X 17 inches; digital designs file may be submitted on disk, 300dpi
Media: Any media may be used. The design must use drawing in some way.
Text: Theme text must be used in poster
Entry forms: Available at SCJC office; e-mail: applegs@fljud13.org, or below
Deadline: 5:00p.m., October 19, 2009

Submit your poster with entry form to Libraries and Chambers of Commerce in Apollo Beach, Riverview and Ruskin or to SouthShore Community Justice Center, 410 – 30th Street S. E., 110, Ruskin, FL. Questions? Call: 672-7442

Value of Prizes (may be gift cards): 1st - $75; 2nd - $50; 3rd - $25; Honorable Mention - various

The SouthShore Community Justice Center (SCJC) promotes mediation as a way to settle disputes. The SCJC is hosting the Poster Event to encourage all ages to use creativity and collaboration in resolving conflicts at home, school and work.