Our Creative Space is host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops! Past events have included: Demo Days, Food Crawls & 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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May 2018

Seaglass Lighthouse Workshop With Apricity Designs

19 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$37.20

Heidi from Apricity is back & excited to host a few seaglass workshops during the month of May! In this workshop we'll be making Nova Scotia lighthouse scenes from seaglass, smooth beach stones and other materials!* I’ll teach you the techniques of seaglass art and guide you through the creation of your own unique picture. Whether you are brand new to seaglass art or have some prior experience, this project will be lots of fun, and you can make your…

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Seaglass Flower Workshop With Apricity Designs

19 May @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$37.20

Heidi from Apricity Designs is back & excited to host a few seaglass workshops during the month of May! In this one hour workshop I’ll teach you the techniques of seaglass art and guide you through the creation of your own unique 5 x 7 inch picture. We’ll be creating a pretty bouquet of flowers with seaglass in white, pale turquoise, green and blue. The seaglass is genuine and comes from near and far (NS and England!) Whether you are…

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Seaglass Fish Scene Workshop With Apricity Designs

27 May @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$37.20

Heidi of Apricity Designs is back & excited to host a few seaglass workshops during the month of May! In this seaglass art workshop we'll be making these sweet fish scenes using genuine seaglass, sand, stones and shells. I’ll teach you the techniques of seaglass art and guide you through the creation of your own unique picture. Whether you are brand new to seaglass art or have some prior experience, this project will be lots of fun. All materials are…

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June 2018

Lunenburg Makery Needle Felted Sloth

9 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$50

Join The Lunenburg Makery for another great needle felting workshop! -- People just cannot get enough of our needle felted sloth! Not that we can blame you, it's our number one selling kit. 🙂 If you're a total beginner felter don't let all the limbs intimidate you - our sloth comes together with easy shapes to help ensure success. You won't want to miss this class! All materials will be provided, no experience necessary.  Register In Shop: 230 Lincoln Street, Old Town…

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Hand Lettering Basics With Janelle Letters

16 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55

Make a chalkboard sign with Janelle Letters! Want to learn how to make fun hand lettered quotes like the ones you see on Instagram? Come and join us for Hand Lettering Basics where we will go through every step to creating a chalkboard sign you get to take home! This workshop is for complete beginners - no experience needed. YOU'LL LEARN: - the anatomy of a letter - creative exercises to warm up - different lettering styles (including "faux calligraphy")…

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Introduction to Embroidery

16 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$60

Have you always wanted to create beautify embroidered goods? Come and learn the 10 most basic and beautiful embroidery stitches and leave with a fun sampler project to complete at home. No previous experience necessary, ages 16 to 116 welcome! Please email linnetbirddesigns@gmail.com to register!

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October 2018

Watercolour Potted Plant with Coffee Cream Designs

20 October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Join Lyndsay from Coffee Cream Designs for a workshop 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. Finally use your new found skills to paint a potted plant! To register or for more information please email Lyndsay at coffeecreamdesigns@gmail.com $40.00 (supplies included)

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Pop Art Pets Painting Workshop with Sarah Jane Gilks

20 October @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$55

I am so excited to present you with this painting class. Together we will be painting your furry (or scaley or feathery!) friends and learning helpful painting skills along the way. And of course it's will be super fun! To register please email me and send me a picture of your pet as I will pencil in an outline for you in preparation for the class! Space is limited and sign up  EARLY  to guarantee a spot!

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November 2018

Introduction To Tapestry Weaving Workshop

3 November @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$95

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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Watercolour Christmas Cards With Sarah Jane Gilks

10 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$45

Learn watercolour techniques to create your own holiday cards, a great project for beginners or those experienced in using watercolours. Follow Sarah Jane Art on Instagram for updates! Space is limited, email Sarah Jane to reserve your spot!

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