Community Makers with Triangle Program
Posted: Aug 8th, 2023 | Education

Cats Being Cats, Mel, 2022

We have had the pleasure of working with the faculty and students of the TDSB Triangle Program through Community Makers over the years. In 2019, drag artist Yovska led sewing soft sculpture or drag mask workshops, with over 40 students participating. In the winter of 2022, Yahn Nemirovsky, having lead the first series of workshops with Triangle in 2018,  returned to facilitate a series of embroidery workshops that explored how the students were creating and exploring trans culture in contemporary times. The works created in this workshop series were on display at the Learning Hub of the Textile Museum from February to April 2023.

Learn more about Community Makers hereCommunity Makers is supported by the Ruth Mandel WHO Gives Fund, and PGF Directors Charity Fund. 

Yahn Nemirovsky (they/he) is a postdisciplinary artist, sewist, craftsperson and educator based in Toronto. They received their BFA in Material Art & Design: Textiles from OCAD University in 2020.

The Triangle Program is a high school that hosts  LGBTQ2+ youth who are in need of a smaller and safer space where they can find and build community. They strive to reflect their students’ experiences in a 2SLGBTQ+ and social justice-focused curriculum. They offer caring and flexible supports to help our students earn their high school diploma through social supports, nutrition programs, transportation support, and connecting their  students with different members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community through field trips and guest speakers.