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

Open City Halifax

12 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Open City is a day when businesses in Halifax and Dartmouth join together to offer back door takeout, promotions and other special experiences to the  community after the drudgery of Winter! Hosted & promoted by I Love Local Halifax. Halifax Henna will be in store offering 100% Natural Henna Tattoos! Henna tattoos will start at $5. Learn more about Halifax Henna here. Lavender & Sage Co. Self Care Stationary will be launching their 2018/2019 product line! Alycia will also be…

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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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Spring Food Crawl

24 May @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$10

B'y Local Dartmouth is hosting the first Food Crawl of the year & we are so excited to be a part of it! There will be Food Specials to be found at many of your favourite Downtown Dartmouth spots! Pop Culture Brew will be in store offering a super awesome Kombucha special! Cabbage Patch Kimchi will be here with Kimchi tacos (vegan & meat options available)! Honey & Butter will be offering Cannoli (flavour to be determined)!

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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

Introduction To Brush Calligraphy With Calligraphy By Amy

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

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.   

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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

Nocturne 2018

13 October @ 6:00 pm - 14 October @ 12:00 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Nocturne is our favourite night of the year and we are excited to be welcoming The Lunenburg Makery back for another year! We're also partnering with The Dart Gallery, as part of an extension of their Dart Night live painting nights! More details will be coming soon, and the full Nocturne schedule will be posted on the event website in early October. It's a great night to get out and explore on both sides of the harbour.

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