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.

Interested In Renting Our Space?

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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April 2019

Knitting Basics With Blue Spruce Knit Co.

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

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!

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Watercolour Florals With Coffee Cream Designs

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

**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…

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Honey & Butter Pop Up

20 April @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Honey & Butter is bringing their sweet treats to us, Saturday April 20th, 11am-2pm (*or sellout) Want to guarentee some of this deliciousness makes it into your belly? Pre-order your Easter treats for pick up by emailing cait@honeyandbutter.ca More information? Visit Honey & Butter on Instagram  

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Macrame Wall Hanging With Shad Bay Weaving

27 April @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$80

Allison of Shad Bay Weaving is returning for another great Macrame Wall Hanging workshop! 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…

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May 2019

Open City 2019

11 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 back! 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. Join Sasha from WSKD Custom Cookies Halifax for a sweet Mother's Day cookie pop up and get your caffeine fix from Drift Coffee with their Coffee Truck Pop Up in our parking lot! Cookies are cash only, get…

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June 2019

THIRD BIRTHDAY GRATITUDE PARTY

1 June @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE or By Donation

Join us June 1 & 2 as we celebrate three years of business with a gratitude party for our incredible community! We want to use our third birthday as an opportunity to continue to give back and celebrate our community, and to do so we have partnered with the Dartmouth Family Centre. All weekend long we are collecting baby shower gifts for participants in their Prenatal Program, to be distributed during a baby shower held at the completion of the…

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Create Your Own Repeat Pattern With Lavender & Sage

15 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$48

Join Aly Dort of Lavender & Sage at The Trainyard General Store on Saturday, June 15th to learn everything you need to know on how to create your very own repeat pattern using your iPad! This workshop will cover everything from initial concept design to colour palettes to techniques, files formats, positioning and creating your repeat pattern tile. This is a 3-hour Workshop, so make sure to charge your devices beforehand. Please note that you must have the app ‘Procreate’ installed…

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Floral Watercolour with Coffee Cream Designs

22 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$50

Join Lyndsay from Coffee Cream Designs for an afternoon watercolour workshop! This class will be focusing on how to paint peonys 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. **Supplies included Must pre-pay to register.

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Lean to Stitch – Beginner Embroidery With Hook Line & Tinker

23 June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55
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Art Journaling 101

23 June @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$60

Join Heidi Hallet of Hatched for Art Journaling 101 Sunday, June, 23 from 1:30-4:00. In this workshop you will discover your creative potential and learn to express yourself through art journaling. You will learn a variety of mixed media techniques for creating backgrounds and focal points, incorporating text and images. You’ll learn how to use both new and familiar art supplies, materials and tools, as well as how to incorporate "found" items from your everyday life. Please bring a blank…

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