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 paper 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. Gift certificates purchased online can be redeemed online.

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.

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

    Gift Certificates
    Classes make great gifts! Click the Register button below to buy gift certificates in the amount of $25, $50, $100, or $200. We can sell gift certificates in other amounts too - send an email to or call 612-294-0400 to arrange that (we'll send you a paper gift certificate in the mail).

    To redeem a gift certificate, you can register online, but it requires some manual intervention when you get to the payment information. If it's during business hours, send us an email or call and we will get back to you ASAP to finalize your registration.

    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.