Sunday’s from 2:00 to 3:30
Open to Kingsbridge Residents
The Club’s Beginnings
Resident Karl Hansen is living life to the fullest. His days are packed full; as he enthusiastically participates in many of the activities that happen at Kingsbridge. In fact, he’s so busy that it was a bit of a challenge to find time in his schedule to sit down and have a chat about one of his passions – woodworking.
Before moving to Kingsbridge, Karl’s hobby was making hand-crafted furniture with some of his creations still being utilized in his suite today, including his dining table and a beautiful bed frame. It’s inspirational how Karl has taken his skills and interests and evolved them to include wood carving. This love for working with wood is how Karl’s Karving Club was born. And, it’s now one of the many resident-run clubs here at Kingsbridge.
Let’s Start Carving!
Every Sunday, Karl wheels his tools to the Activity Room where members of the club meet up to make art out of pieces of wood. Karl tells me that this type of carving is called chip carving and that anyone can do it. When carving it’s important to chip inwards for safety because as Karl cheekily points out, “You wouldn’t want to ruin your carving by getting blood on it.” Some pieces can take a few months to finish but the final work is definitely something to proud about.
Presently the club consists of Karl and volunteer Jerry who is an amazing artist and helps to draw the designs on the wood, plus any resident who joins in. You’ll find them carving and painting beautiful design in wood from 2:00 pm until 3:30 but never later because Karl’s next stop is in the Lounge for a pre-dinner beverage with many of the other residents.
Prior experience, tools or other equipment is not needed. To join, you can connect with Karl directly or talk to Ashlee, our Lifestyle Manager.