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Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 4 - CBA EVENT

  • February 16, 2023
  • Online live streaming via Zoom
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  • February 16, 2023
    Level II Core Skills: The Grille…Get started, Corners, Frame and Fit Scrolls
  • February 16, 2023
    Level II Core Skills: The Grille…Get started, Corners, Frame and Fit Scrolls

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Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 4

Level II Core Skills: The Grille...Get started, Corners, Frame and Fit Scrolls

INSTRUCTORS:   Becky Schimpff, Victoria Ritter and Frank Anninghofer

DATE : February 16, 2023 

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm Pacific Coast Time

EXPERIENCE: This class is best suited for the advancing student that has completed or is close to completing Level I or the equivalent.   

LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Victoria Ritter 916-947-1388 or email

PRICING: $20/CBA members; $40/non-members (cap at 40)

PRICING WITH COACHING SESSION: $25 members only (add $5 to Member price) If you want some feedback or would like to trouble shoot ideas sign up for a Coaching Session.  These informal, no set agenda, driven by your needs, questions and goals support groups are the answer!  One 1.5-2 hour session for just a $5 more.  

REGISTRATION: Register here (online). Registration will be opened soon.

  •  35 participants maximum
  •  Registration cutoff date is 15 February 2023
  •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.

Becky Schimpff will walk students through how to forge not just one but TWO types of square corners! Square corners can be challenging to forge, Becky will give you all the tips and tricks you need to prevent it from being an “upsetting” experience! She will give clear instruction on how to forge corners successfully and spend time looking at what can go wrong and how to prevent/ fix problems.

At this point in the classes, students will have learned to forge all the elements they need to put together their own Level II Grille. But wait… you don’t have all the information you need yet!

Victoria Ritter will get you to the next step. First, Victoria will show you the technique of transferring your drawing onto a steel plate. This is essential for working with hot steel. Then she will walk you through techniques for figuring out the length of starting stock you need for the frame and scrolls. 

Frank Anninghofer will take over with assembling the Level II grille. He’ll talk us through getting the frame to dimension and how to rivet the pieces together. He’ll explain how to forge the scrolls to dimension and get them to fit both the drawing and into the frame. Frank will talk about tricks to get things to fit and what to do when things seem to be going awry such as when your pieces have a tilt, a twist, or a bend.

At the end of this session, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to complete your own Level II grille. 

Presentation fulfils the CBA level IIa curriculum requirements.


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