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THE BIG DRAW-Ruskin - 2008
Scheduled Events, Classes, and Workshops
September 15 – October 11, 2008 

How to Participate:

Week One -- September 15-21

Indicates an event at The Big Draw Studio, 613 US-41, Ruskin

BIG DRAW LAUNCH – Community Mural
September  -  October Completion
Ongoing design workshops for teens, opportunities for individual & group participation
September 15

DRAW TO SEE – BEGINNING DRAWING
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin 
10am-noon, September 15 - October 6, Mondays
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This series is a short introduction to the basics of seeing and drawing –and seeing differently—that form the basis for drawing from observation.  Each class is a short workshop in exploring a different idea, process  and technique.  Here's a jump-start for the total beginner and an extension for those with some experience

THE BEGINNING- Making Your Sketchbook/Journal
(The book and what to do with it!)
   Workshop
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
September 15, 6-9pm,  Ages 15 - 105
Visiting Artist:  Patrick Lindhardt
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Make you own traditional book and book cover   in this workshop that introduces   basic construction techniques in bookmaking and guides participants through the process of creating one book structure.  End with a sketchbook to use, ideas for what to do with it, and tips for other book forms and structures to explore. 

BEGINNING DRAWING – 4 session Mini-Class
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
September 16 - October 7, Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8: 30pm
USF College of Visual & Performing Arts
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This four session mini-course, presented by the University of South Florida’s School of Art and Art History, is a condensed introduction to the beginning concepts and processes of  drawing and studio practice. Teen and adult beginners, Studio materials provided.

PASTEL DRAWING
Mondays 
9/15, 9:30am-Noon
Instructor:  Cynthia Wehrle
Free, Open to Sun City Art Club 
 
CREATIVE & INNOVATIVE DRAWING TECHNIQUES
Mondays through September
9/15, 1-3pm
Instructor:  Virginia Laudano
Free, Open to Sun City Center Art Club

Explore dry-point etchings, opposite hand, distorted grid, doodles, ink drips, and other experimental approaches to drawing 

INK & WATERCOLOR
Tuesdays through Sept 29
9/16, 1-3pm,
Instructor:  Don Nathan
Free, Open to Sun City Art Club 

DRAWING A MEMORY QUILT 
Freedom Plaza - Sun City Center
Tuesday, September 16 , 10-11am
Residents & Guests, closed event
with Suzanne Prach

 MEMORY SKETCHES
Thursdays, 10am-noon
September 4, 11 and 18
Instructor:  Joan Shallack
Free, Open to Sun City Art Club 

Write stories about remembered events and illustrate with drawings in pencil, ink, watercolor or watercolor pencils. Participants will create written memories based on three topics - Foods (with recipes) Clothing and Homes, and the use of family photographs is encouraged. Students will use their own pencils, colored pencils, pen and ink, or watercolor pencils, and the paper should not exceed 8 1/2"x 11" or 17" x 11." 

LANDSCAPE IN DRAWING: Sept. 17 Wed. 11:00am-12:30pm  
SouthShore Regional Library, Ruskin
Registration Required; 273-3652 or at Information Desk
Limit 20, free, materials provided 
Instructor: Pat Herzberg

An introduction to essential elements and considerations in Landscape Drawing. Issues such as composition, space, and the treatment of light will be discussed.

The BIG DRAW – DRAWING CLUB
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 3-4pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 6-9
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
Come join the fun as we explore different ways to draw and new  things to make our drawings with.  Meet guest artists. Start your own sketchbook. Becoming a drawing maniac!  (Which is a good thing!) 

The BIG DRAW – DRAW-A-THONS
BIG DRAW STUDIO 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 10-12
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Join us in the studio for afternoon drawing sessions!  Experiment with different ways to draw and new techniques to try out.  Start your sketchbook/journal—and have some fun  in these non-stop Draw-A-Thons.

FOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY CAN'T DRAW
Art Room at King's Point Mainclub House
Wednesdays from Sept. 3 until October 8 from 1-3 pm
Materials: pencil and sketchpad
Open to adults from King's Point and those from Sun City Center with a CA Badge.
Cost: $24 for full six week session

Learning to draw and shade basic shapes. study of perspective, portraits and figure drawing work.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAW - Open Session
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
September 17, 6:30 – 9PM , All experience levels
SouthShore Arts Council

Open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing with a group. Any media, except no solvent based materials please. There will be a monitor, but there will be no formal  instruction.  Two evenings will be with a draped model and two with large still life set-up.
Discussion encouraged.  Free. 

I CAN’T DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE – 6 Week Instruction
9/3/08 – 10/8/08; Cost:  $24.00
FOR KING’S POINT and open to Sun City Center w/ C.A. card
Pat Herzberg   633-4723

ILLUSIONS– A Simple Intro to Perspective Drawing
BIG DRAW STUDIO - Workshop
613 US-41, Ruskin
September 18, 6-9pm
Visitng Artist:  Bruce Marsh
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

An introduction, for beginners and experts, to an intuitive approach to drawing boxes and cylinders, or castles and motorcycles, from imagination and observation.  Beginning with drills in making marks, we will move on to experiencing simple boxes and objects with an  understanding of some of the simple mechanics of vision.   This introduction  may change the way you see the world, and can lay a foundation for continuing work and study of the  problems of building space in drawing. 

DRAW and CAPTURE A MEMORY 
Ruskin Branch Library,  One Dickman Dr.
Friday, September 19,  1-2:30pm
Adults,  Limit 12. Registration required: 273-3652
Free and all materials provided
Instructor:  Suzanne Prach

LIFE DRAWING
Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg,
Ransom Art Building, 2nd floor,  Art Dept. 727/867-1166
7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays
$5, open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Thursday of the month
For more information call Rebecca Skelton  727/449-5146 

SUNPRINTS  - “Drawing with Light”
BIG DRAW STUDIO – Workshop
613 US-41, Ruskin
9 – 12 noon; September 20, Grades: 4-6 and up
Visiting Artist:  Rebecca Sexton Larsen
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Sunprints are photographs made without cameras. They are made by placing objects such as plants, toys, stencils directly onto light-sensitive paper and then exposing the paper to light. The resulting image is unique and shows white shapes against a blue background. We will be taking the process a step further by using the sunprint silhouettes to act as starting points for mix media drawings. 

MULTUM in PARVO – Much in Little
BIG DRAW STUDIO – Workshop
613 US-41, Ruskin
1-4pm; September 20,  Teens 14-18
Jeffrey Cornwell,  Teen Studio Coordinator , RSAD
Ringling College of Art & Design, Continuing Studies
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

In this workshop we well create large drawings of what some would find ordinary, the small and tiny things of our world often less appreciate, like the paperclip or tack, a gum wraper the tiny flower hardly noticed in the grass. The challenge for the artist is to interpret in drawing their own unique reflection and representation for bringing out the "much in little".

Creative Artists:  Fun Drawing for The Ruskin Big Draw
Age 6-9 Sept. 20:  Sat. 11:30-1:00 pm
CRAWFORD STUDIO at SouthShore Regional Library  
Art Educator Brenda Eastep
Co-sponsored by the Art Club of Sun City Center
To register: (813) 273-3652

Expressive Artists:- Teen Draw -Drawing with Imagination
Age10-13; Sept. 20, 2:00-3:30 pm
CRAWFORD STUDIO at Southshore Regional Library
Art Educator Brenda Eastep
Co-sponsored by the Art Club of Sun City Center
To register: (813) 273-3652

LIFE DRAWING
The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL  33701
9:30 – NOON, Saturdays
$5 members, $6 non-members
Open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Saturday of the month
www.theartscenter.org , 727/822-7872

WEEK 2 – SEPT 22- 27

DRAW TO SEE – BEGINNING DRAWING #2
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
10am-noon,  Mondays, beginning September 22
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This series is a short introduction to the basics of seeing and drawing –and seeing differently—that form the basis for drawing from observation.  Each class is a short workshop in exploring a different idea, process  and technique.  Here's a jump-start for the total beginner and an extension for those with some experience

DISCOVER THE CODE – Mini Series Workshop
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin: 
Mondays - 4:30 – 6pm (SEPT 22, 29 & OCT 6)
Middle School
Visiting Artist:  Elena Cifuentes
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Contrary to belief, you do not have to be an artist in order to draw well.  An amazing new symbol system enables you to draw anything, no matter how difficult or impossible it seems.  With this method you will begin to see the world in an exciting new way.  It will allow you to create drawings that will truly astound you and your friends.  So, dive into this explosion of symbols and crack the code that teaches you to draw as easily as you write your name - NO TALENT REQUIRED!

BIG DRAW at the RUSKIN REC
T
hree dates: Sept 22, Sept 29 and Oct 6
3-4:30pm, For Recreation Center After-School Program
Community Foundation of Greater Sun City

BEGINNING DRAWING – 4 session Mini-Class
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
September 16 - October 7, Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8: 30pm
USF College of Visual & Performing Arts
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This four session mini-course, presented by the University of South Florida’s School of Art and Art History, is a condensed introduction to the beginning concepts and processes of  drawing and studio practice. Teen and adult beginners, Studio materials provided.

DRAWING A MEMORY QUILT 
Aston Gardens at the Courtyard, Sun City
Wednesday, September 24 , 1-2pm
Residents & Guests, closed event
with Suzanne Prach

TEENS DRAW
Grades 6-12 Age 12-18
Sept 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
CRAWFORD STUDIO at Southshore Regional Library
Limit 25: First come basis. Tickets distributed starting at 5:30pm
Instructor:  Dee Hood, Artist
Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center

The BIG DRAW – DRAWING CLUB
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 3-4pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 6-9
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
Come join the fun as we explore different ways to draw and new  things to make our drawings with.  Meet guest artists. Start your own sketchbook. Becoming a drawing maniac!  (Which is a good thing!) 

The BIG DRAW – DRAW-A-THONS
BIG DRAW STUDIO 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 10-12
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Join us in the studio for afternoon drawing sessions!  Experiment with different ways to draw and new techniques to try out.  Start your sketchbook/journal—and have some fun  in these non-stop Draw-A-Thons.

FOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY CAN'T DRAW
Art Room at King's Point Mainclub House
Wednesdays from Sept. 3 until October 8 from 1-3 pm
Materials: pencil and sketchpad
Open to adults from King's Point and those from Sun City Center with a CA Badge.
Cost: $24 for full six week session

Learning to draw and shade basic shapes. study of perspective, portraits and figure drawing work.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAW - Open Session/ Model
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays (Week two: Wednesday, September 24th) 6:30 – 9PM , All experience levels
SouthShore Arts Council

Open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing with a group. Any media, except no solvent based materials please. There will be a monitor, but there will be no formal  instruction.  Two evenings will be with a draped model and two with large still life set-up.
Discussion encouraged.  Free. 

DRAWING BLITZ
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin - Workshop
6-9pm , September 25, 14 & Up
Visiting Artist:  Dolores Coe
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Explore possibilities of drawing in a ‘BLITZ’ of contemporary and experimental processes.  Beginning with direct experience and quick montage exercises, we will move from small to large scale and work with processes and techniques that are based on the combination of different stylistic approaches and media.  Expect to experience new ways to develop your own imagery.  Think big—bold--experimental !   

LIFE DRAWING
Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg,
Ransom Art Building, 2nd floor,  Art Dept. 727/867-1166    
7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays
$5, open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Thursday of the month
For more information call Rebecca Skelton  727/449-5146 

DRAWING WITH CLOTH – Fabric, Nature and Design
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin – Workshop
9 am-12 noon, SEPT 27: Adults & Youth (13+)
Visiting Artist:  Sheryl Haler
SouthShore Arts Council
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

In this workshop you will create your own interpretive cloth image in celebration of  the natural world. We will work from several natural floral arrangements and / or nature based still lifes.  Designs can be realistic, decorative, abstract or a collage of these experiences.  We will begin by looking at examples of Fabric, Nature and Design in such venues as Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement, Asian Design and traditional still life.   The workshop will focus on creating image through line, shape, color, pattern and figure/ground relationships.  With cloth as the medium, “drawing” processes will be as immediate as cutting, pinning, stitching, taping, stapling, gluing, tying, etc.

LINKING TO THE LAND- Going for Gold
Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center
9am-noon, Free, 
Open to the public, families, scout troops
Registration & Information:
http://campbayou.blogspot.com/2008/08/linking-to-land-going-for-gold-sept-27.html

In association with National Public Lands Day; with an emphasis on water conservation and the use of Florida native plants.   A drawing component is one of the many activities. Participants will choose a 'lot' on a suburban 'street' on which they will place their house footprint and draw a landscape.

DRAWING IN SPACE - Installation
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin – Workshop
Sept. 27, 1-4 pm,  Ages 12-18
Visiting Artist:  Dee Hood
Southshore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

We all know what drawing on paper looks like, but what happens if we take the lines off the page and hang them in space?   We will be making a variety of lines from paper, wire, yarn, etc. to hang in an installation.   This is your opportunity to do something totally creative and off the wall…and you don’t need to know how to draw! 

SIGHT AND INSIGHT:  the Naturalist’s Journal
Camp Bayou Nature Preserve – Workshop
For individuals and families, any age (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
September 27, 1-4pm,  Family, Children w/ accompanied Adult
Environmentalist ,Tim Rumage & Artist, Sheryl Haler
Community Foundation of Greater Sun City
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Journaling is a way of knowing for all ages.  It is a practice that teaches us to see, not just look.  It is a process of word and image that allows us to record - and thus, remember - moments, events and experiences that serve as a path to understanding our world and environment in multiple ways.  Scientists, naturalists, gardeners, artists and designers have long used journals to document their observations, verify their insights and translate their new understandings. 

In this workshop we will spend some time discussing journals and then visit 5 sites at Camp Bayou where we can practice different journaling techniques and processes.  Discover approaches that work for you, whatever your age and experience.

We will be indoors and outdoors, and doing short walks on some of the Nature Trails. Dress for the weather, some walking, and bring sunscreen, insect repellant and water. 
Optional:  A camera, binoculars, and magnifying lens.

LIFE DRAWING
The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL  33701
9:30 am – NOON, Saturdays
$5 members, $6 non-members
Open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Saturday of the month
www.theartscenter.org, 727/822-7872

WEEK 3  -  Sept 28 - Oct 4

DRAW TO SEE – BEGINNING DRAWING #3
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
10am-noon, Mondays (Week Three: SEPT 29)
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This series is a short introduction to the basics of seeing and drawing –and seeing differently—that form the basis for drawing from observation.  Each class is a short workshop in exploring a different idea, process  and technique.  Here's a jump-start for the total beginner and an extension for those with some experience

DISCOVER THE CODEMini Series Workshop -#2
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Mondays (Week Three: SEPT 29) - 4:30 – 6pm  Middle School
Visiting Artist:  Elena Cifuentes
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Contrary to belief, you do not have to be an artist in order to draw well.  An amazing new symbol system enables you to draw anything, no matter how difficult or impossible it seems.  With this method you will begin to see the world in an exciting new way.  It will allow you to create drawings that will truly astound you and your friends.  So, dive into this explosion of symbols and crack the code that teaches you to draw as easily as you write your name - NO TALENT REQUIRED!

BIG DRAW at the RUSKIN REC - #2
3-4:30pm, For Recreation Center After-School Program, Mondays (Week Three: Sept. 29)
SouthShore Arts Council

BEGINNING DRAWING – 4 session Mini-Class #3
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Tuesdays (Week Three: SEPT 30) 6:30 – 8:30pm
USF College of Visual & Performing Arts
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This four session mini-course, presented by the University of South Florida’s School of Art and Art History, is a condensed introduction to the beginning concepts and processes of  drawing and studio practice. Teen and adult beginners, Studio materials provided.
The BIG DRAW – DRAWING CLUB
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 3-4pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 6-9
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
Come join the fun as we explore different ways to draw and new  things to make our drawings with.  Meet guest artists. Start your own sketchbook. Becoming a drawing maniac!  (Which is a good thing!) 

The BIG DRAW – DRAW-A-THONS
BIG DRAW STUDIO 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 10-12
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Join us in the studio for afternoon drawing sessions!  Experiment with different ways to draw and new techniques to try out.  Start your sketchbook/journal—and have some fun  in these non-stop Draw-A-Thons.

FOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY CAN'T DRAW
Art Room at King's Point Mainclub House
Wednesdays from Sept. 3 until October 8 from 1-3 pm
Materials: pencil and sketchpad
Open to adults from King's Point and those from Sun City Center with a CA Badge.
Cost: $24 for full six week session

Learning to draw and shade basic shapes. study of perspective, portraits and figure drawing work.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAW - Open Session
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9PM, (Week Three: Oct. 1) All experience levels
SouthShore Arts Council

Open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing with a group. Any media, except no solvent based materials please. There will be a monitor, but there will be no formal  instruction.  Two evenings will be with a draped model and two with large still life set-up.
Discussion encouraged.  Free. 

DRAWING WITH MIND - BRUSH AND INK DRAWING IN THE LANDSCAPE
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin – Workshop
1-4 pm, OCT  2
Visiting Artist:  Kirk Wang, Eckerd College
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Explore traditional concepts of simplicity and using mind in Chinese art forms and approaches. The workshop will include demos and hands-on practice of traditional forms that present ways of seeing nature that use mind and heart to understand its essence, and then move to observation. These approaches will then be applied to individual drawings---taking traditional forms into contemporary expressions.  Traditional materials of mo-shui (Chinese) or sumi (Japanese) inks and bamboo brushes will be demonstrated and used in this session.

LIFE DRAWING
Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg,
Ransom Art Building, 2nd floor,  Art Dept. 727/867-1166
7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays (Week Three: OCT 2)
$5, open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Thursday of the month
For  more information call Rebecca Skelton  727/449-5146 

EN PLEIN AIR – LANDSCAPE DRAWING
Venue:  Ruskin Woman’s Club; Hwy 41
A Crawford Studio Program, Adults
OCT 2, 9am – 2pm;  Materials List  Available
Crawford Studio at Southshore Library
No limit ~ Registration required: 273-3652 or at Information Desk

We are once again “drawing/painting” in the fresh air”. We support “The Big Draw – Ruskin” ~ season of Drawing and Arts Events inspired by the Campaign for Drawing, a United Kingdom initiative in honoring John Ruskin. The Crawford Studio offers this opportunity for adults to use drawing to engage their minds and imaginations when drawing landscapes. Instruction will be provided. Everyone is asked to provide their own materials. A suggested supply list is available in the John Crawford Art Reference Studio. 

DRAWING MARATHON EXTRAVAGANZA– 2 Day Intensive                   
BIG DRAW STUDIO – Workshop
Oct 3 & 4
Friday & Saturday,  10 am – 5pm each day
Visiting Artist:  Marjorie Greene
SouthShore Arts Council
Materials & Model Fee - $60
Sign-Up begins August 25, Limit 20
Bmarsh3@tampabay.rr.com or 813.641.8635
Registration will be complete when payment is made.

Commit yourself to a 2 day drawing marathon extravaganza.  This intense all day activity is open to all students interested in increasing their understanding and perception of the visual world.  Participants will work in a large studio with a massive set-up and live clothed models.  Projects will be executed in charcoal on large 4'x5' paper.  This 2 day immersion in drawing will culminate in an informal critique and exhibit.  Accommodations information is available.

HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE WALK & DRAW
OCT 4 , 9am – noon;  All Ages
Begins at Ruskin Commongood Park
121 2nd ST NW
First 25 receive free sketchbook
Ruskin Historical Society

Participants will receive a walking tour map of nearby historic buildings.
The event is free and open to people of all ages.
The first 25 to start will receive sketch pads and drawing implements
Sketches can be kept by the artists or donated to the Ruskin Historical Society before noon that day or mailed toRuskin Historical Society, PO Box 879, Ruskin Florida 33575.A selection of finished drawings will be posted online at www.RuskinHistory.org For more information contact
Fred Jacobsen,Fred@RuskinHistory.org or 813 298-6028


BRUSH & INK DRAWING IN THE LANDSCAPE
Camp Bayou Nature Reserve - Workshop
OCT 4, Saturday  1-4pm
Visiting Artist:  Robin Cody
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652


Using brush and ink on chipboard, we will explore a variety of ways in which to record the sensations of light, movement, space and sound in the landscape that surrounds us.  Make a large, gestural drawing, or two smaller drawings to express your particular vision. No experience necessary!
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WEE ARTISTS: “Let’s draw a beautiful tree”
Children -  Ages 3- 5; OCT 4, 1:00-11:45am
CRAWFORD STUDIO at SouthShore Regional Library
Instructor: Suzanne Prach
Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library

THE BIG PICTURE PARTY – FAMILY EVENT
Make a Picture Book & Follow the Treasure Trail
Family;  Adult & Child; Oct. 4th, 1:00 – 2:30
Southshore Regional Library Children’s Room
Southshore &  Ruskin Libraries with Crawford Studio

As a family ~ learn to celebrate picture books and learn through drawing. Families are invited to come and discover SouthShore Regional Library’s colorful and large Children’s Library room. See and learn how important illustrations are to children’s literature. With guided instruction your family can illustrate a story ~ make your own picture book. Follow a “treasure trail” around the library. Pick you favorite illustrations from the many available books.

VICTORIAN DRAW  at  the PLANT MUSEUM PARK
Henry B Plant Museum at University of Tampa
401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa 33606
All Ages; OCT 5. 12 – 4pm
Sally Shifke , 813.254.1891

Join us for a community celebration of drawing in an event for all ages.  The Henry B. Plant Museum will supply canvas (recycled window shades) and paper to those who want to participate. Be inspired by the magnificent architecture and beautiful grounds surrounding the former Tampa Bay Hotel. Local artists will be on hand drawing and painting on the veranda and in Plant Park across the street. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, coolers, and enjoy the park!

LIFE DRAWING
The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL  33701
9:30am – NOON, Saturdays
$5 members, $6 non-members
Open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Saturday of the month
www.theartscenter.org, 727/822-7872
  

WEEK 4 - October 5 - 11
         

DRAW TO SEE – BEGINNING DRAWING #4
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Adults
10am-noon, Mondays (Week Four: OCT 6)
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This series is a short introduction to the basics of seeing and drawing –and seeing differently—that form the basis for drawing from observation.  Each class is a short workshop in exploring a different idea, process  and technique.  Here's a jump-start for the total beginner and an extension for those with some experience

DISCOVER THE CODE – Mini Series Workshop - #3
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin 
Mondays (Week Four: Oct. 6) 4:30 – 6pm  Middle School
Visiting Artist:  Elena Cifuentes
SouthShore Arts Council
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Contrary to belief, you do not have to be an artist in order to draw well.  An amazing new symbol system enables you to draw anything, no matter how difficult or impossible it seems.  With this method you will begin to see the world in an exciting new way.  It will allow you to create drawings that will truly astound you and your friends.  So, dive into this explosion of symbols and crack the code that teaches you to draw as easily as you write your name - NO TALENT REQUIRED!

BIG DRAW at the RUSKIN REC
3-4:30pm, Recreation Center
For Those Enrolled in After-School Program
SouthShore Arts Council

BEGINNING DRAWING – 4 session Mini-Class #4
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm (Week Four: OCT 7)
USF College of Visual & Performing Arts
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

This four session mini-course, presented by the University of South Florida’s School of Art and Art History, is a condensed introduction to the beginning concepts and processes of  drawing and studio practice. Teen and adult beginners, Studio materials provided.

The BIG DRAW – DRAWING CLUB
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 3-4pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 6-9
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652
Come join the fun as we explore different ways to draw and new  things to make our drawings with.  Meet guest artists. Start your own sketchbook. Becoming a drawing maniac!  (Which is a good thing!) 

The BIG DRAW – DRAW-A-THONS
BIG DRAW STUDIO 613 US-41, Ruskin
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm;  Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Ages 10-12
Free, Materials Provided
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Join us in the studio for afternoon drawing sessions!  Experiment with different ways to draw and new techniques to try out.  Start your sketchbook/journal—and have some fun  in these non-stop Draw-A-Thons.

FOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY CAN'T DRAW
Art Room at King's Point Mainclub House
Wednesdays from Sept. 3 until October 8 from 1-3 pm
Materials: pencil and sketchpad
Open to adults from King's Point and those from Sun City Center with a CA Badge.
Cost: $24 for full six week session

Learning to draw and shade basic shapes. study of perspective, portraits and figure drawing work.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAW - Open Session/ Model
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
6:30 – 9PM, Wednesdays (Week Four: Oct. 8), All experience levels
SouthShore Arts Council

OPEN DRAWING SESSIONS; 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Big Draw Studio, Wed evenings. 
Open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing with a group. Any media, except no solvent based materials please. There will be a monitor, but there will be no formal  instruction.  Two evenings will be with a draped model and two with large still life set-up.
Discussion encouraged.  Free. 

REVEAL/ CONCEAL- Surface Becomes Form
Drawing with a Model – Workshop
BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41, Ruskin
Oct. 9, 6-9pm,  Adult
Visiting Artist:  Neverne Covington
SouthShore Arts Council
Sign-up begins Sept 2, Ruskin Branch Library
One Dickman Dr SE, or 813.273.3652

Drawing is the most basic of two dimensional art forms and essential for all artistic endeavors. It can be both spontaneous and a premeditated tool for inquiry. This workshop will explore and expand your ideas about drawings creative possibilities. Working with a model we will work both inductively and reductively to discover how surface becomes form and form is mediated by surface using several different yet specific exercises. Personal expression and aesthetic development will be encouraged and we will share our discoveries

LIFE DRAWING
Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg
Ransom Art Building, 2nd floor,  Art Dept. 727/867-1166
7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays (Week Four: Oct. 9)
$5, open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Thursday of the month
For  more information call Rebecca Skelton  727/449-5146 

 LIFE DRAWING
The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL  33701
9:30 – NOON, Saturdays (Week Four: Oct. 11)
$5 members, $6 non-members
Open to anyone, no obligation/pre-registration
Long pose 1st Saturday of the month
www.theartscenter.org, 727/822-7872

RUSKIN BIG DRAW – IN
Community Event, Oct. 11 10am – 5pm
Mural Site;  Hwy 41 & Shell Point RD
SouthShore Arts Council & Community Partners

Drawing Activities for all hosted by Tampa Museum of Art, VSA-Arts, SouthShore Arts Council, Community Stepping Stones, Area Artists, and others. Music, Food, and Community Mural Painting