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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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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July 2019

Intro to Weaving Workshop

6 July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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 at the Trainyard. 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…

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Sea Glass Sheep Scene Workshop With Apricity Designs

19 July @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Class #1 Friday July 19 6pm-7pm Class #2 Friday July 19 7:30-8:30pm 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 adorable sheep scene using seaglass and other tiny treasures from nature. 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…

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Sea Glass Ocean Scene Workshop With Apricity Designs

20 July @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

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 adorable ocean scene using seaglass and other treasures from nature, including beautiful Bermuda sand, tiny shells and rocks.  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 prior experience,…

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Donut Painting with Amber Solberg Makery (DROP IN, BY DONATION)

21 July @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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By Donation

Join Amber to paint your own Donut design on a reclaimed 45 record (provided). This is a drop in event, open to all ages and abilities, all materials are provided and the event will be by donation to The Youth Project. More details about the event will be provided in the weeks to come, follow along on instagram & facebook for more information!

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August 2019

Applying To A Juried Show

8 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MacPhee Centre, 50 Queen Street
Dartmouth NS, NS B2Y 1G1
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$10

We've partnered with Dartmouth Makers to launch Dartmouth Maker Meet Ups and would love to see you at the first one, happening in August! Have you ever wanted to know how to get into the best juried shows? Join us on Thursday, August 8th for our first #dartmouthmakermeetup. In addition to meeting other makers, there will be a panel discussion, featuring members of the Dartmouth Makers board, sharing tips and insights to help you prepare a successful application. This event…

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