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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September 2019

Introduction To Brush Calligraphy

21 September 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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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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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