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



Chill Cott Studio Tour - SSAC Member Sponsored Program

October 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ever wonder how beautiful furniture is created? Join us for this studio discovery tour with master designers and builders; Free

Richard and Diego will show and explain how they fuse the function and design into each piece of furniture as they start with natures most beautiful elements and create functional art. Studio tour will include the process from the design to prototype.


10:00 - Arrive at 417 14th Ave. S. E., Ruskin, FL 33570

11:30- leave studio and head to gallery

11:45- Arrive at South Shore Gallery, 447 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572 to see the finished product.

Please call Beth at South Shore Gallery to reserve your spot for this exciting tour. 813-6450483