Whether it's through on-site and off-site workshops, or our award nominated DVDs, we've strived to give you a competitive edge.

Featuring the industry's only fulltime teaching staff, including Paul Cascio, also known as "The Guerrilla Framer" from the title of the very popular magazine column he wrote for more than a decade. Link

Paul is widely recognized as one of the professional framing industry's leading experts, and in the view of many,  it's number one instructor. His extensive knowledge and entertaining style has made him a favorite throughout North America. It's no wonder that many APFA classes are sold out well in advance.

Since 1999, the APFA has trained hundreds of successful framers through a curriculum designed for adult learners and entrepreneurs.

In The Classroom - The APFA teaching style has been praised for its hands-on approach, pace and thoroughness. Our classes are offered in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that promotes helpful interaction among students and teachers.  You get maximum learning a in minimal amount of time, yet with personal attention so that no student is ever left behind.

We DO NOT teach business basics, such as bookkeeping. That information is readily available from books, through the SBA and your local community college. Instead, we give you info that is unique to framing businesses.

Our classes are held at several locations around the U.S.. More than 3000 pounds of equipment and supplies are setup just like any modern professional frameshop with top-of-the-line professional equipment.

With our recent acquisition of The International School of Picture Framing, our future plans include classes in Canada in 2010.   We also offer onsite private and group training options. Call us for more information at 860.940.9262.

Consulting - Our consulting services provide affordable guidance and support for those seeking to purchase an existing business, or who need specialized training and support..

We'll help you evaluate a business for purchase, analyze potential and help identify hidden problems to assist you in your decision making process.

Our knowledge and experience with business re-sales can help you get the best deal and assist you in your decision making process. Call 860.940.9262 for more information and ask about a complimentary consultation.

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