Join artist Christie Carrière for this live workshop where you will learn how to make your own Mahjong Tile Treasure Box! Christie will show participants how to trace, cut out, and glue your treasure box together. Then, she will show you some different ways to decorate your box, including how to make it look like a real mahjong tile! If you’re really dedicated, you can make all 144 tiles and play a game of giant mahjong.
Christie Jia Wen Carrière (she/her), who also goes by Chris, is a painter, illustrator, rug-maker and artistically curious individual. Chris is intrigued by, and aims to explore through her work, the nuances of the in-between. In-between her own ethnic identities; in-between culture and familial nostalgia; community and alienation.
She is currently working as a painting instructor, a freelance illustrator, as well as the Co-Creative Director at Tea Base, a grassroots community arts space located in Chinatown. In this role, she has collaborated with Myseum, the AGO, The Gladstone Hotel, Mayworks, and others. She obtained her BFA in Drawing & Painting with an Art History minor from OCAD University.
Since March 2020, Chris has been living and working out of the 4 walls of her bedroom, which can be found somewhere in Tkaronto/Toronto. She is an Aquarius and an Earth Tiger.
- Cereal box (or any thin cardboard)
- Paint/paintbrushes (or whatever you’d like to use to decorate!)
- Template Mahjong Tile Box Print-Out Template (58 downloads) / Blueprint Mahjong Tile Box Blueprint (139 downloads)
This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible through TD Community Sundays by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.