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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Make Your Own Hand Lettered Greeting Cards with Janelle Letters

30 March @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are you always rushing to buy a greeting card before an event?

Come and join me for Hand Lettering Basics where you’ll learn the skills you need to letter your own personalized cards!

*No pretty handwriting or lettering experience needed. This workshop was designed for compete beginners*

– how to hand letter
– exercises to build your skills
– lettering styles (including “faux calligraphy”)
– how to take an idea to a finished greeting card

*The techniques you learn can be used on any surface: paper, chalkboards, wood etc.

– 5 greeting cards and envelopes to take home

– a micron pen

– a lettering cheat sheet with tips & tricks
– a list of my favorite lettering supplies and where to buy them
– snacks! what’s a workshop without snacks?

I can’t wait to letter with all of you!

If you have any questions at all, please email me at
Can’t make this date? Email me to be on the list for upcoming workshops!

Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable. If you have purchased 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 your understanding!


30 March
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Janelle Letters


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