Workshops & Events

Our Creative Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops. Since opening in 2016 we have hosted more than 200 workshops including, calligraphy, weaving, screen printing, hand lettering,  embroidery, macrame, seaglass art & lino-stamping. New projects are added often, and every effort is made to keep listings up to date. If an event you are interested in has sold out, contact the instructor and ask to be kept informed on the next date or follow us on social media @trainyardstore for updates!

Please note: All workshop registrations & payments happen directly with the workshop instructors- details vary and are included in the listings below.  Please read each workshop instructors terms & conditions before registering and contact them with any questions.

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We offer the space for workshops, meetings & community events; Contact us trainyardevents@gmail.com for details.

*Please note we don’t offer our space for kids birthday parties at this time*

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September 2019

Intro To Embroidery With Hook, Line & Tinker

15 September @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55

Do you have the itch to stitch? Thinking of trying embroidery but are unsure how to start? Join Hook, Line & Tinker at The Trainyard General Store for an introductory workshop! Take your pick from one of three woodland themed designs (“I read past my bedtime, “fox in phlox, and “gnomework”) and stitch along while learning four introductory embroidery stitches. You'll have all the know-how and materials you need to finish your masterpiece at home. We'll also talk hoops, floss,…

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Create Your Own Felt Succulents Workshop

15 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$35

Can't keep a plant alive? Create two felt succulents to add a little warmth to your home, without having to worry about watering them! Join Donna to create your own felt garden! Learn the basic stitches to create two potted plants, perfect for decor if you lack a green thumb. In this two hour workshop you'll learn how to make an easy succulent using just creativity & hot glue and also how to hand stitch your own felt cactus. You'll…

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Introduction To Brush Calligraphy

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

**This date has sold out, watch for more dates to be added for the Fall of 2019 & Winter of 2020 Learn the art of modern brush calligraphy with Calligraphy by Amy! Learn the necessary techniques to get started with modern brush calligraphy! In this beginner level workshop 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…

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Loose Floral Watercolour Workshop with Coffee Cream Designs

22 September @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$50

Join Lyndsay from Coffee Cream Designs for an afternoon watercolour workshop! This class will be focusing on how to paint loose florals as well as 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. This class is designed for beginner watercolour painters. For more information please email Lyndsay at coffeecreamdesigns@gmail.com$50.00 (supplies included) Must pre-pay to register.

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Introduction To Art Journalling With Hatched Heidi Halifax

25 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$60

Join Heidi of Hatched Halifax for this introduction to art journaling! Express yourself and discover your creativity. No prior art experience necessary! If you can hold a pen or paintbrush, you can art journal. Art journaling clears your mind and relaxes your whole being. You'll leave this class with ink, glue, and paint on your fingers and a smile on your face! Discover fun, easy, and accessible techniques for making art, recording your thoughts & feelings, and capturing special memories.…

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Hand Lettering Basics- Fall Chalkboard Sign

28 September @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55

Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop Come learn how to letter with me! There’s no better time than Fall to give your space a refresh with this cozy chalkboard sign that we’ll make together. This workshop is for beginners, so I’ll walk you through the project step by step. All the techniques you’ll learn can be used on any surface so you'll be able to make your own greeting cards and quote art too. *No pretty handwriting or lettering experience needed. Seriously.…

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October 2019

Watercolour Landscape Workshop with Lavender & Sage Co.

5 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55 – $80

Join me at the Trainyard General Store on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 to create your very own watercolour landscape painting, L&S style! Landscapes and Urban Settings are some of my most favourite pieces to paint. Watching a landscape come to life with vibrant florals and layers of texture is such a beautiful experience. In this 2 1/2 hour workshop, we’ll go over some of my most favourite painting techniques, tips and trips I’ve discovered along my artistic journey, and cover…

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Workshop with Hook, Line & Tinker

6 October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Another fun workshop with Laurie of Hook, Line & Tinker is coming! Project details & registration will be announced soon, follow along with Laurie on instagram and facebook for updates!

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Learn To Make Handmade Stamps With Hatched Halifax

6 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Join Heidi of Hatched Halifax to learn how to make your own handmade stamps from cardboard scraps & craft foam. Make your name, a flower, or a random pattern that you can add to artwork, crafts, handmade cards, and more. Use your handmade stamps with ink pads, gel crayons, paints and more!  This is an eco-friendly craft requiring minimum supplies making it easy to replicate at home. All supplies will be provided for this workshop and each participant will take…

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The Art Of Candle Making with Yorabode

17 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$45

Join Emily of Yorabode to learn the basics of candle making including different types of wax, how to choose wick size and how to optimize scent throw. Pour an 8oz candle in Tuckamore (Black Spruce, Juniper and Clove), Brackish (Kelp, River Mint and Wild Rose) or Tertulia (Tobacco Leaf, Hops and Alder) Your candle will be available for pick-up after curing for 48 hours. Includes snacks, and fizzy water. The event will only go ahead if a minimum of 10…

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