Davisville Art Therapy STUDIO

Picasso's Garage and owner Claire Nicholls are proud to celebrate 15 years of inspiring creativity. The initial three-week camp session in the summer of 2005 blossomed into a thriving art school comprising three 11-week-long after-school art classes five days a week, plus an additional five-week-long session of summer camp annually. I have a loyal following of students, some of whom have been with me since the beginning. "They are a constant source of inspiration and have challenged me to broaden my knowledge of art history. I'm so grateful for a job that doesn't seem like work most of the time."

To date, I have taught 600 students in 50 sessions covering 300 different artists over the last ten years. Enrollment continues to flourish thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations from my students and their parents. In fact, demand for additional classes prompted an expansion into a larger venue at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works during the summer camp months. Once again, children attending summer camp will be exposed to a variety of artists and techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. In addition to three-and-a-half hours of hands-on, creative expression, children will take advantage of the Brick Works' tranquil, natural surroundings.

Picasso's Garage was recently recognized as one of the Best Summer Day Camps in Toronto by SavvyMom.ca, and as the number 3 best place for Kids at Play in Toronto Life's Top 300 Places to Eat, Shop and Hang Out.

The experience of running these classes has shown me firsthand the positive impact of both kids' and adults' creative process. I have had great success working with children experiencing a variety of challenges.


Claire Nicholls, DTATI, RP (Qualifying)

Professional Art Therapist & Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)



Art therapy STUDIO for kids

Davisville Villlage Garage Studio


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15 min. introduction zoom/Cel

I'd be happy to briefly discuss your situation, answer any questions and share my approach to determine if we'd make a good fit. (Please note, this is not a therapeutic session and is free of charge)