Online Class: National Curriculum Level II

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Level II Curriculum Details

Time to level-up your forging skills with Level II of the ABANA National Curriculum! Zoom sessions will be held once a month January through May. All Zoom sessions will be recorded and made available to participants (typically within a week) to review or to catch up if you cannot attend a session. Participants will be divided into groups and assigned to one of the instructors to receive small-group coaching in between the Zoom sessions.

  • 2-hour Zoom sessions held on Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, & May 7 in 2024
  • 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
  • Small group coaching sessions in between the Zoom sessions
  • Instruction and coaching from ABANA instructors
  • $125 for members ($150 for non-members)

The schedule of topics is as follows:

January 9: Forge Welding Extravaganza
Introduction/ Overview Level II with Becky Schimpff
Basket Handled Poker with Victoria Ritter
February 6: Tools and Techniques
Scrolling Fork with Russ Evertz
Punching and Drifting (incl Drifts, Bolster) with Philip Waters
Scrolling Tongs with Russ Evertz
March 5: Getting Started on the Grille
Overview Grille & Requirements with Russ Evertz
Transfer Drawing/Measurements/Forging to Dimension with Mark Aspery
Making the Frame (Square Corners & Tenons) with Becky Schimpff
April 2: The World of Scrolls
Scroll Theory/ Scroll Jig with Otto Engel
The Alternative Grille with Becky Schimpff
Scroll Finials with Otto Engel
May 7: Putting it All Together
Assembling the Grille with Frank Annighofer
Collars with Beatrice Perret

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Plus, if you’re planning to join us in Johnstown, Pennsylvania for ABANA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference, June 6-9, 2024, there will be extensive National Curriculum (NC) training for all levels – Level I through Level III. Everyone is encouraged to bring their NC projects to have them evaluated for sign off. So whether you’re halfway through a level or finished with one and ready for the next, bring your projects so we can take a look! Not to mention that other blacksmiths at the beginning of the certification process are eager to see the work of those ahead of them.