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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September 2017

Matcha Bar Workshop- SOLD OUT

16 September 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$65

This workshop is SOLD OUT! If new dates, or projects are added they will be added to the calendar!  Emily created this workshop because this summer she was selling Matcha Bars at her bootcamps and they became so popular she couldn't keep up the production! Matcha bars are healthy and filling grab and go snack that actually tastes ridiculously AMAZING (unlike many store bought bars out there!). In this workshop you will learn about all the healthy ingredients in her bars…

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Build-A-Book Workshop: Pamphlet Booklets

28 September 2017 @ 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

Nocturne 2017

14 October 2017 @ 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! See an example here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLliPDzgdBg/embed/?autoplay=1 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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Seascape Painting Workshop

21 October 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Join artist Sarah Jane Gilks for a Seascape Acrylic Painting Workshop. Sarah Jane offers step by step instructions to help you create a beautiful seascape painting. Register directly with Sarah Jane: sarahjanegilks@gmail.com

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Build-A-Book Workshop: Sketchbooks

26 October 2017 @ 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 2017 @ 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 2017 @ 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 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$40

Winter is upon us but just gazing at this wooly little fella's face makes it just a little bit better. The polar bear has become synonymous with not only the Arctic (and winter in general) but also as a symbol for global conservation. What better gift could you give to a loved one this Christmas season? You'll learn how to bulk up the body and and add small details like the paw pads. The techniques aren't difficult, but you will…

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December 2017

Holiday Card Making Workshop

2 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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$45

Join Sadie of Seaborn Art Studio for this fun holiday workshop!  Connect with the world of printmaking as we work with linocut to create unique pieces of art. In this class, we will carve an image to use for holiday cards/gift tags! For adults and teens (16+). No experience necessary. $45.00 materials included (1 block for card, 1 block for tag + card + tag set) Register with Sadie directly via email (below).

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Book Signing & Gaelic Henna Tattoos

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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Author, Emily McEwan will be in store hosting a book signing of her Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook, sharing holiday inspired Gaelic phrases and offering Gaelic henna tattoos!   Drop in & meet Emily, while picking up the perfect, personalized gift for someone on your list!    

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