Registration Information

How to Register
Online: You’re already here! It’s fast and easy to register and pay online. Find the class you’d like and click Buy Now. NOTE: Our credit card processor limits individual transactions to $500. If you're signing up for multiple classes, please do them in separate transactions to avoid the $500 per transaction limit.

By phone: Give us a call at 612-294-0400. Please note that our business hours are limited and we don’t have always someone answering the phone. Leave us a message and we’ll gladly get back to you.

Using a gift certificate? Please email us with your name, address, phone, the class you wish to take, and the gift certificate number. We'll get back to you with a confirmation.

Transfers, Cancellations & Refunds
We hate to do it, but sometimes we have to cancel a class. When we do, we’ll refund 100% of your tuition and materials fees ASAP, or offer to transfer you to another class.

We realize that sometimes things change and you might need to cancel a class. If possible, we’d love to have you transfer to another class. We make commitments to our instructors as well as other students who’ve signed up, and sometimes losing one student means not having enough enrollment to run a class.

Our refund policy is:

  • CAFAC charges a $15 processing fee for every cancellation.
  • Subject to space availability, you may transfer to another class offered in the same quarter by notifying us at least seven days (one week) prior to the start of your original class.
  • 100% refunds of tuition and materials fees are granted when you cancel your registration at least seven days (one week) prior to the start of your class.
  • 50% refunds of tuition only are granted if you cancel your registration at least two business days before the start of your class.
  • If you cancel fewer than two business days prior to the start of class, no portion of your tuition will be refunded. Exceptions may be granted only in cases of documented medical emergencies.
  • The $15 processing fee is not charged if CAFAC must cancel a class.
  • Attendance and Make-up Classes
    You'll notice that for welding and blacksmithing classes, attendance at the first class sessions is mandatory because important shop safety information is presented. In general, we highly recommend that you attend the first session of any class you might take, because it's challenging to catch you up later. Once classes are underway, your attendance is up to you, though we hope you'll be able to make all sessions. Because many of our classes fill, we can't guarantee make-up opportunities if you have a schedule conflict, though we will try. Thanks for your understanding!

    Tuition Assistance Scholarships
    CAFAC is committed to making our classes accessible to anyone with an interest and we continuously seek sources to build a scholarship fund that can provide income-based assistance to students. Proceeds from sales in our gallery go to support our scholarship fund. As of March 2016, we are pleased to announce that scholarship funds are also available thanks to generous support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation to the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    You can find a scholarship application here. Return completed applications and supporting documentation to info@cafac.org or mail to/drop off at 3749 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

    How to Find Us
    We’re located at 3749 Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis. We have a small parking lot adjacent to our building and there’s ample street parking. Enter through the side (parking lot) door.