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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*Please note we don’t offer our space for kids birthday parties at this time*

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Hand Lettering Basics- Fall Chalkboard Sign

28 September @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop

Come learn how to letter with me! There’s no better time than Fall to give your space a refresh with this cozy chalkboard sign that we’ll make together. This workshop is for beginners, so I’ll walk you through the project step by step. All the techniques you’ll learn can be used on any surface so you’ll be able to make your own greeting cards and quote art too.

*No pretty handwriting or lettering experience needed. Seriously.


  • how to hand letter
  • exercises to build your skills
  • lettering styles (including “faux calligraphy”)


  • an 8 x 10 chalkboard
  • a lettering cheat sheet
  • where to buy my favorite lettering supplies
  • snacks! all the best workshops have snacks, right?

I can’t wait to letter with all of you! If you have any questions, email me anytime at

Can’t make this date? Click here to be on the list for upcoming workshops.

Workshop fees are not refundable but are transferable. If you bought a ticket but can’t attend, please email me at with the name of the person who will be attending in your place. Thank you for understanding!


Can I buy a ticket for someone else?

Absolutely – workshops are a fun gift! If you are buying a ticket for someone, please email me the name and email/phone number of the person who will be attending.

How can I contact you with any questions?

Just email me at !


28 September
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Janelle Letters


The Trainyard General Store
53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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