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


SSAC Workshop: "Pre-Click" your way to "Minds-eye" Images


Presented by Joel Rosenberg
Tuesday, October 13, 10am–12pm, Part 1
Tuesday, October 20, 10am-12pm, Part 2
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Free, To reserve space: imagesbyjoel@tampabay.rr.com

Class 1 Objective: To know your Camera settings to enable us to capture GREAT Images
What We'll Learn:
1. Setting the AF, Metering, and Drive Modes
2. Advanced Operations-
a. Basic Zone modes
b. Creative Zone modes
3. Taking at least 1 Image using what techniques we learned
What to Bring to Class:
1. Your Camera(s)...Charged, along w/your memory card
2. A "short-list" of Questions that hopefully I can answer that pertain to our Class Objective!
3. Materials to take notes

Class 2 - "Review and results of Information from Class 1
Class 2 Objective: Have fun with our Results!
What to Bring to Class:
1. Your Camera, your Memory Card w/your Captured Images
2. A Happy Face!
3. A few Cookies to SHARE (this is OPTIONAL!)
4. I will Bring my Laptop so we can review the Images & "admire our New Skills!"