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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October 2018

Nocturne 2018

13 October @ 6:00 pm - 14 October @ 12:00 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Nocturne is our favourite night of the year and we are excited to be welcoming The Lunenburg Makery back for another year! We're also partnering with The Dart Gallery, as part of an extension of their Dart Night live painting nights! More details will be coming soon, and the full Nocturne schedule will be posted on the event website in early October. It's a great night to get out and explore on both sides of the harbour.

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Watercolour Potted Plant with Coffee Cream Designs

20 October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Join Lyndsay from Coffee Cream Designs for a workshop covering the basics of watercolours. Learn how to properly mix colours, techniques for holding your brush, how to mix water and paint to produce desired effects, and get a chance to have all your questions answered in a fun and friendly environment. Finally use your new found skills to paint a potted plant! To register or for more information please email Lyndsay at coffeecreamdesigns@gmail.com $40.00 (supplies included)

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City Harvest

20 October @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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King & North Chocolates will be joining us as part of the I Love Local Halifax City Harvest event! Learn more about King & North's awesome small batch chocolates on their instagram page. Get out and explore the awesome small businesses on both sides of the Harbour! More information and full schedule can be found on the I Love Local Halifax website, or via the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission.  

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Pop Art Pets Painting Workshop with Sarah Jane Gilks

20 October @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55

I am so excited to present you with this painting class. Together we will be painting your furry (or scaley or feathery!) friends and learning helpful painting skills along the way. And of course it's will be super fun! To register please email me and send me a picture of your pet as I will pencil in an outline for you in preparation for the class! Space is limited and sign up  EARLY  to guarantee a spot!

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Ugly Craft Workshop With Hook, Line & Tinker

27 October @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
$45

Is your creativity stuck? Do you hesitate to get crafty because you fear it won’t turn out like you want it to? Sometimes the voice inside our heads isn’t very pretty. In this workshop inspired by Kim Werker’s book “Mighty Ugly”, we’ll smash through creative blocks in this Ugly Craft workshop. It won’t be pretty, but it will be a lot of fun…we’ll be making some seriously ugly dolls, on purpose. No craft experience of any kind needed.    …

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November 2018

Introduction To Tapestry Weaving Workshop

3 November @ 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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Watercolour Christmas Cards With Sarah Jane Gilks

10 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$45

Learn watercolour techniques to create your own holiday cards, a great project for beginners or those experienced in using watercolours. Follow Sarah Jane Art on Instagram for updates! Space is limited, email Sarah Jane to reserve your spot!

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