Our Creative Space is host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops! Past events have included: Demo Days, Food Crawsl & Nocturne. Workshops have included: Seaglass Art, Jewellery Design, Screen Printing, Calligraphy & Lino-Stamping.

Workshop registration now happens directly with the workshop instructors- details vary and are included in all posts below. 

Every effort is made to keep listings accurate & up-to-date. As new events are added they will be posted on our social media accounts.

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September 2017

Build-A-Book Workshop: Pamphlet Booklets

28 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$23

Get your stitch on! This series of workshops focuses on learning how to make a different style of book every session. In an evening, you’ll learn the steps involved, the materials required, and the enjoyment to be had in making your own creative books.All materials are provided, bring yourself and have fun! The starting session of this series will introduce you into the very basics of bookmaking. After learning the steps involved, we’ll experiment with individualizing and testing out the…

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October 2017

Build-A-Book Workshop: Japanese Spine Stitch

5 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40.25

Get your stitch on! This series of workshops focuses on learning how to make a different style of book every session. In an evening, you’ll learn the steps involved, the materials required, and the enjoyment to be had in making your own creative books.All materials are provided, bring yourself and have fun! This session is dedicated to learning how to craft Japanese spine-style stitch booklets. In the space of two hours, you’ll learn about types of paper used in this…

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Nocturne 2017

14 October @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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As part of Nocturne 2017: Vish of Assembly of Ink will be demonstrating Ink & Water art techniques- creating one of a kind ink prints! Free to observe with option to design your own print for purchase! Chelsea of Halifax Henna will be offering a variety of Henna designs! Free, tips appreciated. Try needlefelting with Rita of The Lunenburg Makery! Free to try with option to purchase take home kits to continue felting at home!

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Build-A-Book Workshop: Accordion Style Book

19 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$28.75

Get your stitch on! This series of workshops focuses on learning how to make a different style of book every session. In an evening, you’ll learn the steps involved, the materials required, and the enjoyment to be had in making your own creative books.All materials are provided, bring yourself and have fun! This session is dedicated to learning how to create an accordion-style book. These unique forms are perfect for displaying stylized poetry, a continual drawing, or to be used…

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Build-A-Book Workshop: Sketchbooks

26 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$51.75

Get your stitch on! This series of workshops focuses on learning how to make a different style of book every session. In an evening, you’ll learn the steps involved, the materials required, and the enjoyment to be had in making your own creative books.All materials are provided, bring yourself and have fun! The last installment of this series covers the most popular and well-used book of the set: the sketchbook. In the space of 2.5 hours, we’ll learn what’s involved…

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Intro to Weaving Workshop

28 October @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$95.00

Create your own one of a kind woven wall hanging in this 4 hour workshop that will introduce beginners to the wonderful world of tapestry weaving. All materials will be provided, including a beautiful array of natural fibres, yarns, and wool roving as well as a basic loom for you to take home and hone your newfound weaving skills. Topics covered in this workshop will include choosing mixed textures and fibres, warping your loom, weaving stitches (tabby weaving, rya knots,…

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November 2017

Watercolour 101 with Sarah Jane Fine Art

4 November @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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During this 2-hour workshop you will learn and practice 16+ different watercolour techniques that will help take your watercolouring skill to the next level. In addition you will not only take home new skills and helpful information, but you will also receive your own brush and palette set so you can continue to practice at home! Register directly with Sarah Jane via the link below!

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Lunenburg Makery Polar Bear Needlefelting

18 November @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Join Rita from The Lunenburg Makery and create your own needle-felted polar bear. Details & registration coming soon!  

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