Located in mid-town Toronto, in Davisville Village, PICASSO’S GARAGE has inspired creative expression in children since 2005. Art programs are tailored to a variety of skill levels and expose students to a myriad of materials and techniques including watercolour, pastel, printmaking, sculpture, sketching and more.
In 2017 Picasso's Garage expanded it's services to include Psychotherapy. >> Learn more about Art therapy
CLAIRE NICHOLLS | Art therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Artist & Studio Owner.
My background includes commercial art, fine art and psychotherapy. I am classically trained in Graphic Design with a Bachelors degree from OCAD U. In 2018, I completed the clinical requirements and produced a thesis to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy from TATI. My thesis which focused on improving resiliency in Children of Divorce resulted in an Art Therapy prevention protocol and program which is now available to students K-12 in the TDSB. I also work as an Art Therapist at Youthdale Treatment centre with at-risk youth. I am a local mom residing in Davisville Village with children at Northern SS. I have been running these art classes for creative kids, since 2005 and have taught over 600 students from many of the local schools, including; Maurice Cody, Bessborough, Ralph Road, Hodgson, Sunnybrook, Davisville & John Fisher. >> Read more
PICASSO'S GARAGE is a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) approved Professional Partner in the Mental Health Division. Owner and Art Therapist Claire Nicholls provides art therapy programming for k-12 schools board-wide. To request art therapy programs in your local school simply speak to your child's teacher about Art Therapy programs offered by PICASSO'S GARAGE available through the TDSB.
Creating Art as a Tool for Mental Health by PICASSO'S GARAGE
After-School Art Programs
Traditional Instructional Art classes are lead by practicing artists and use a variety of mediums and subject matter. Create Art and Feel better.
Psychoeducational skill building using Art based directives designed to improve children's ability to manage things like anxiety, emotion regulation & aggression
Art Therapy in Treatment
Art based Psychotherapy targeted to children's needs, offered in individual and group settings. Also, includes Psychoeducational skill building.