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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December 2017

Arquoise Designs Letterpress Pop Up & Demo

9 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE!

Tina from Arquoise Design will be in store offering a fun Pop Up of her unique letterpress goods! Come in and see her newest designs for the holidays! While in store Tina will also be offering interactive letterpress demos, allowing participants to create their own “thaumatrope” toy for kids. A thaumatrope is an optical toy that was popular in the 19th century (fitting when it's made using 19th century printing!). It’s a disk with a picture on each side and is attached to…

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Lavender and Sage Self-Care Stationary Pop-Up Shop

16 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Come explore the Lavender and Sage line of self-care stationary tools, thoughtfully designed to help you prioritize your mental health and wellness. Find out our goals for 2018, share with us what tools you feel you're missing in you life, and discover our free online stationary tool of the season! Fill out your own personalized self care activities tool! Self-care door prize 10% of profits will be donated to Kind Krafts!

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January 2018

Intro To Creative Arts Therapy with The Om Arts Foundation

6 January @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE!

This introduction to Creative Arts Therapy workshops are absolutely FREE and a great chance to explore the role art can play as a coping tool and part of self-care. This workshop is open to teenagers and adults. Led by Leena, an Art Therapist with The Om Foundation. Registration is free, but please email The Om Arts Foundation to confirm your spot!

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The Om Arts Foundation Self Portrait FREE

13 January @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE

Create self-portraits with clay as a self-expression piece.  Displaying how we feel inside and showing how it makes us look on the outside, through a lens of self-care. This workshop will be FREE to attend, though please email The Om Arts Foundation to confirm your spot! More details coming soon! Follow @theomhalifax for up-to-date information!

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Intro To Brush Calligraphy-SOLD OUT

20 January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$42.39

Popular Intro to Brush Calligraphy workshops are back! Learn the necessary techniques to get started with modern brush calligraphy! 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 continue your practice! Please Note: Registration takes place directly with Amy when link becomes available

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Macrame Wall Hanging with Shad Bay Weaving

20 January @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$80

At this workshop you will learn how to make your own macrame wall hanging!! You can use the design shown in the photo or create a beautiful design of your own 😊 What you will get: -instruction on basic macrame knots -all materials required, including untreated 3-ply natural cotton rope & your choice of dowel, copper pipe or driftwood -illustrated guide with extra tips and resources -healthy snacks -great vibes!!

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February 2018

The Om Arts Collective Embroidery Workshop *FREE*

3 February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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FREE!

Learn the art of embroidery. Needlework stitching with cloth can be a great coping mechanism and self care tool. This workshop is taught taught by Leena Alawaid.  Though The Om's Workshops are free of charge, registration is required to hold your space. Email theomhalifax@gmail.com to register.   A Little About The Om Arts Collective Our vision is to supply multi-disciplinary art resources to communities within HRM. The aim is teaching others how to use art and music as an outlet for self-expression…

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Intro To Brush Calligraphy- SOLD OUT

10 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Popular Intro to Brush Calligraphy workshops are back! Learn the necessary techniques to get started with modern brush calligraphy! 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 continue your practice! Please Note: Registration takes place directly with Amy when link becomes available.  

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Pop Art Pets Painting Workshop!

10 February @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 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 sign up 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  E A R L Y  to guarantee…

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Introduction To Weaving Workshop- SOLD OUT

17 February @ 11:30 am - 3:30 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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