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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As part of the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission's Heartwarming Night Ice Festival the Trainyard will be donating 10% of all sales to the United Way of Halifax on Saturday February 9 (10am-Close). Honey & Butter will be in store hosting a pop up of delicious treats from 2PM-5Pm or sell out whichever happens first! Around Portland Street & King's Wharf there will be ice sculptures, live music & more as part of the event- details can be found via the…Find out more »
Meet, learn, and share your experiences and challenges with other small business owners. Our special guests for our inaugural meet up are Kimberley Dares & Jason MacDonald, co-owners of The Trainyard General Store.Find out more »
Learn the necessary techniques to get started with modern brush calligraphy with Calligraphy By Amy. 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.Find out more »
Join Mary Anne Donovan, the House of Woolly Thyme weaver, for an afternoon of craft and creativity at Trainyard General Store. In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn to create a one of a kind handwoven wall tapestry, introducing you to the wonderful world of modern weaving. All materials will be provided, including an array of natural fibres in beautiful colour tones and textures. At the end of the class, you will have a completed tapestry to add to your…Find out more »
Learn the four fundamental macramé knots while completing this charming owl with Linnet of Linnet Bird Designs! This fun and laid back introduction to the world of macramé will give you the confidence to continue, and pursue other projects on your own! All supplies you'll need are included in your registration (done directly with Linnet!)Find out more »
Are you always rushing to buy a greeting card before an event? Come and join me for Hand Lettering Basics where you'll learn the skills you need to letter your own personalized cards! *No pretty handwriting or lettering experience needed. This workshop was designed for compete beginners* YOU'LL LEARN: - how to hand letter - exercises to build your skills - lettering styles (including "faux calligraphy") - how to take an idea to a finished greeting card *The techniques you…Find out more »
*Registration opens Friday January 25 via the House of Woolly Thyme website* Join Mary Anne Donovan, the House of Woolly Thyme weaver, for an afternoon of craft and creativity at Trainyard General Store. In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn to create a one of a kind handwoven wall tapestry, introducing you to the wonderful world of modern weaving. All materials will be provided, including an array of natural fibres in beautiful colour tones and textures. At the end of…Find out more »
Heidi from Apricity Designs is back with her popular seaglass workshops for one weekend only! In this one hour workshop I'll teach you the techniques of sea glass art and guide you through the creation of your own unique 5x7 picture. We'll be creating this sweet plant and flower scene. The seaglass we will be using is all genuine and comes from near and far (NS and the UK). Whether you are brand new to seaglass art or have some…Find out more »
Join Katharine of Blue Spruce Knit Co. for this knitting basics workshop where you'll learn knitting basics while completing a simple knitted dish cloth project. Register via email *see poster for details* Follow Blue Spruce Knit Co. for updates!Find out more »
**SOLD OUT** Follow Coffee Cream Designs on instagram for updates when future dates are added, or email Lyndsay to be put on the wait list! Back by popular demand Lyndsay from Coffee Cream Designs has opened up a second date for her watercolour workshop! This class will be a little different focusing on loose florals 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…Find out more »