Our Creative Space is host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops! Past events have included: Demo Days, Food Crawls & Nocturne. Workshops have included: Seaglass Art, Jewellery Design, Screen Printing, Calligraphy & Lino-Stamping.

Workshop registration now happens directly with the workshop instructors- details vary and are included in all posts below. 

Every effort is made to keep listings accurate & up-to-date. As new events are added they will be posted on our social media accounts.

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April 2018

Drawing Freedom with The Om Arts Foundation

21 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE!

Join The Om for a free workshop exploring ways to use drawing to support mental health, well being and self-care. More details to come, follow @TheOmHalifax for updates! The Om’s Workshops are free of charge to attend, though registration is required to hold your space. Email theomhalifax@gmail.com to register.   A Little About The Om Arts Collective Our vision is to supply multi-disciplinary art resources to communities within HRM. The aim is teaching others how to use art and music as an…

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Macrame Wall Hanging with Shad Bay Weaving

21 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$80

At this workshop you will learn how to make your own macrame wall hanging!! You can use the design shown in the photo or create a beautiful design of your own 😊 What you will get: -instruction on basic macrame knots -all materials required, including untreated 3-ply natural cotton rope & your choice of dowel, copper pipe or driftwood -illustrated guide with extra tips and resources -healthy snacks -great vibes!! The cost is $80. Pre registration is required as space…

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Adult Finger Painting with The Om Arts Foundation

28 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE!

More details to come, follow @TheOmHalifax for updates! The Om’s Workshops are FREE of charge to attend, though registration is required to hold your space. Email theomhalifax@gmail.com to register.   A Little About The Om Arts Collective Our vision is to supply multi-disciplinary art resources to communities within HRM. The aim is teaching others how to use art and music as an outlet for self-expression and self-care. We understand that having access to and being involved with the arts is a luxury that not everybody has. Therefore,…

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Introduction to Embroidery

28 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$60

Have you always wanted to create beautify embroidered goods? Come and learn the 10 most basic and beautiful embroidery stitches and leave with a fun sampler project to complete at home. No previous experience necessary, ages 16 to 116 welcome! Please email linnetbirddesigns@gmail.com to register!

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May 2018

Watercolour 101 – *SOLD OUT*

5 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$68.27

*This date is sold out but another will be added soon!* During this 2-hour workshop you will learn and practice 16+ different watercolour techniques that will help take your watercolouring skill to the next level. In addition you will not only take home new skills and helpful information, but you will also receive your own brush and palette set so you can continue to practice at home!  All skill levels are welcome!

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Open City Halifax

12 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Open City is a day when businesses in Halifax and Dartmouth join together to offer back door takeout, promotions and other special experiences to the  community after the drudgery of Winter! Hosted & promoted by I Love Local Halifax. Halifax Henna will be in store offering 100% Natural Henna Tattoos! Henna tattoos will start at $5. Learn more about Halifax Henna here. Lavender & Sage Co. Self Care Stationary will be launching their 2018/2019 product line! Alycia will also be…

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Introduction To Tapestry Weaving Workshop

26 May @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$95

Create your own one of a kind woven wall hanging in this 4 hour workshop that will introduce beginners to the wonderful world of tapestry weaving. All materials will be provided, including a beautiful array of natural fibres, yarns, and wool roving as well as a basic loom for you to take home and hone your newfound weaving skills. Topics covered in this workshop will include choosing mixed textures and fibres, warping your loom, weaving stitches (tabby weaving, rya knots,…

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June 2018

Introduction To Brush Calligraphy

9 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$45

Popular Intro to Brush Calligraphy workshops are back! Learn the necessary techniques to get started with modern brush calligraphy! We will talk about supplies, learn the basic strokes, and work on the lower & uppercase alphabet. You will be provided worksheets and a brush pen that you can take home to continue your practice! Please Note: Registration takes place directly with Amy.   

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Hand Lettering Basics

16 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55

Make a chalkboard sign with Janelle Letters! Want to learn how to make fun hand lettered quotes like the ones you see on Instagram? Come and join us for Hand Lettering Basics where we will go through every step to creating a chalkboard sign you get to take home! This workshop is for complete beginners - no experience needed. YOU'LL LEARN: - the anatomy of a letter - creative exercises to warm up - different lettering styles (including "faux calligraphy")…

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