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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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August 2019

SWITCH Dartmouth

25 August @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE

SWITCH is downtown Dartmouth's annual street party! The streets are closed and filled with performers, sweet treats & fun for all ages! More information on the event will follow as the date gets closer! The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission will have an event page on Facebook with full map and list of activities! We are so excited to have Grace of The Pineapple Sweets & Co joining us in store with cotton candy samples all afternoon (while supplies last!) *SWITCH…

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September 2019

Hope For Wildlife: Meet Arielle The Owl

7 September @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE

Our September & October Trainyard Connect partner is Hope For Wildlife. This amazing organization provides care and rehabilitation for wildlife, as well as offering community support and outreach. We are so excited to have one of their owls, Arielle come to visit for the afternoon! Come by and meet Arielle, and ask any questions you might have about Hope For Wildlife, birds of prey or other wildlife. Spare change donations will be gratefully accepted.

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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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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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