Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Big Draw- Ruskin

I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach them looking at nature that they may learn to draw."- John Ruskin

In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Ruskin

The SouthShore Arts Council and Community Partners

Invite your participation in


A Season of sponsored Drawing & Arts Events



Invites everyone of all ages and experience to join in sponsored events using drawing to engage our minds and imaginations. Discover drawing as a great, learnable medium for observation, expression, learning, exploration and fun!

This event series is inspired by The Campaign for Drawing, a nationwide initiative in the United Kingdom established in honor of John Ruskin. August 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ruskin FL as a community whose founders were influenced by the writings and philosophy of John Ruskin. (

THE BIG DRAW invites the community to experience drawing as an enjoyable public activity as well as a private passion. It is inspired by the vision of artist, writer and thinker John Ruskin who believed that drawing is a tool for understanding and knowledge and by his belief in the importance of the arts in education and community life.

THE BIG DRAW Season runs from September 15th – October 11th and ends with THE RUSKIN BIG DRAW-IN, a community event October 11 organized by Southshore Arts Council and participating partners and sponsors. Events are scheduled throughout the month sponsored by community organizations, libraries, schools, clubs and businesses at a variety of venues.

To learn more, host an event, or view THE BIG DRAW-RUSKIN schedule visit

September 15 – THE BIG DRAW-RUSKIN Launch

September 15 – October 11 – THE BIG DRAW Season

October 11 – THE BIG DRAW-IN, Community Event, Ruskin, FL

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