Educate people about drawing as an artistic
medium that has been appreciated for centuries by collectors and
artists and help them understand the beauty, intimacy and artistic
value of fine art drawing.
Empower youth, the next generation of artists,
to embrace the traditional values of creative drawing through
discipline and study in order to build solid foundations for quality
Enrich Canada's cultural and artistic heritage
through the creation, collection and promotion of fine art drawings
in all media, as well as the preservation of classical Renaissance
Encourage all artists whose passion is drawing
to press in and persevere in this most intimate of artistic expression.
"The most appealing thing of drawings is their sense of
intimacy. Drawing invites private contemplation - one comes to
know and appreciate them only by such close and personal study",
Ian B.Thomas, (registrar of the Art Gallery of greater Victoria
during the 1979 Masters Drawing exhibition).
The Drawing Society of Canada encourages all manner of drawing
but especially promotes respect and a mature attitude towards
the integrity and beauty of the male and female human form in
drawing, taking into account as well general standards of decency
and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the Canadian