TD Community Sunday: Make a Mahjong Tile Treasure Box with Christie Carrière

This month we welcomed Christie Carrière to lead a virtual workshop for our March TD Community Sunday. During the workshop, Christie shows participants how to make a treasure box in the shape of a Mahjong tile. Christie demonstrates how to trace, cut out, and glue your treasure box together, and then 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.

You can watch the full recorded workshop below. To follow along with Christie to make your own Mahjong tile treasure box, simply collect the materials listed.

Materials Needed

  • Cereal box (or any thin cardboard)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint/paintbrushes (or whatever you’d like to use to decorate!)
  • Print out Mahjong Box template or blueprint

Mahjong Tile Treasure Box Instruction Booklet

Christie also created an instruction booklet that lists all of the steps and templates you need to make your treasure box.

About the Artist

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.

TD Community Sundays are made possible by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.