WORKSHOP & EVENT SCHEDULE

Our Community Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & creative workshops. Find upcoming events listed below. These listings change often, so check back for updates and new projects! 

All workshop registration & payments happen directly with the instructor. Please read the terms & conditions provided by each instructor before registering, and contact them directly with any questions.The Trainyard is not responsible for refunds on workshops. 

USE OUR SPACE

We rent our space for workshops, meetings & community events; Workshop rentals are available Saturdays & evenings for a flat rate. Our space has a capacity for 8 adults (seated), two moveable tables, access to miscellaneous art supplies, a tub sink, small sofa & great vibes! 

Contact us trainyardevents@gmail.com for rental details and availability!

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October 2019

NOCTURNE 2019: Keeping OCTopied

19 October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE!!

Nocturne is our favourite night of the entire year and we have something INCREDIBLE planned for this year, in partnership with the incredible Rita Van Tassel. It's going to be a great year to get out and explore all the Nocturne events happening on both sides of the harbour, full details will be up on the Nocturne website and in The Coast closer to the event!   Keeping OCTopied: Activities of Octopuses on Land Atlantic Canadians have always had a…

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Introduction To Tapestry Weaving with House of Woolly Thyme

26 October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$95

Join Mary Anne Donovan, the House of Woolly Thyme weaver, for an afternoon of craft and creativity. 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 home and have…

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January 2020

*SOLD OUT* Intro To Embroidery With Hook, Line & Tinker

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

*SOLD OUT: Another date is coming in February!   Do you have the itch to stitch? Thinking of trying embroidery but are unsure how to start? Join Hook, Line & Tinker and 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…

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House Hippo Workshop with Rita Van Tassel Studio

25 January @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$38

Select either the AM session (10:30am-12:30pm) or PM session (1:30-3:30pm). • Break the monotony of winter and spend a relaxing couple of hours hand stitching a whimsical piece of Canadian pop culture heritage. 🙂  The elusive House Hippo has been one of the most desired creatures for Canadian kids since the early 1990's and now you can finally own one! I'll provide all the materials required (including stuffing) to make a complete felt house hippo as well as a selection of felt colours…

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February 2020

Dip & Balls Cheese Pop Up (Ice Fest Event)

8 February @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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We are so excited to welcome Dip & Balls into our space during the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival weekend! This cheeky business from Halifax makes entertaining appetizers, including delicious hot dips, chilled dips and cheeseballs. A selection of their menu will be available for pick up in-store during the pop up, or it can be pre-ordered (details to follow) if you don't want to risk missing out! To Pre-order your favourite Dip & Balls products email orders to info@DipandBalls.ca by…

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Wednesday Swell Calligraphy Gift Tags Pop Up (Ice Fest Event)

8 February @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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By Donation

Kimberly of Wednesday Swell Design will offering a selection of custom gift tags during the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival, in support of the Dartmouth Family Centre.White and red gift tags in various shapes with a choice of white, red, or gold writing (as pictured) will be available to chose from. Each tag will have a length of red and white twine so it can be tied to a gift bag or package. A few pre-written tags with love/valentine sayings will…

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Maker Mingle

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

Are you a maker or small business owner looking for a chance to connect with others to chat about small business life? Join us for our first ever Maker Mingle on Saturday February 15! This informal meet up is an opportunity to drop in and chat, no matter where you are in your small business journey. Come share ideas and questions while learning from one another. It's free to attend, and anyone who considers themselves a maker or small business…

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Learn To Stitch: Nautical with Hook, Line & Tinker

29 February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 and The Trainyard General Store for an introductory workshop! Take your pick from one of two nautical themed designs (“Release the Kraken" or "Industrious Octopus") and stitch along while learning 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, needles, and ways to display…

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Learn To Stitch: Woodland with Hook, Line & Tinker

29 February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 and 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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March 2020

Weave Your Own Rug with Rag Rugs By Karina

14 March @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$195

Want to learn how to create your own rug out of upcycled textiles? Join Karina for a two-part workshop where you'll learn how to prepare fabric for weaving, and weave your own rag rug on a loom! This two-part workshop takes place over two Saturdays in March. In the first session, weavers learn how to prepare fabric strips, load the loom and weave your rug. The second session is spent finishing off the rug, unloading from loom and final touches.…

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