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Washington/Rockville, MD - Bootcamp  July 19-21, 2016
Discount on-site lodging may be available at this location*.
To Enroll, Use Our Easy Online Registration, or Call 860.940.9262 or 888.840.9605

As another student put it, "Mr. Cascio has turned the business of framing into a science."

His entertaining and informative style has helped framers and framing business owners across North America and beyond.

Why spend tens of thousands of dollars for a franchise? APFA tuition is a very affordable and includes all materials. Bring a friend and you'll each save $200 on tuition.


You'll benefit from a curriculum designed to give you the skills and practice you need to succeed in both the technical and entrepreneurial skills.  And upon graduation, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion.


At the APFA, you'll learn professional framing techniques, including mat cutting, mounting procedures, conservation framing, cutting and joining frames and cutting and handling glass.  


You'll also learn the business of framing from "The Guerrilla Framer," the industry's most recognized profit expert. Topics include the secrets of  frame design and selection, retail selling, acquiring corporate accounts, pricing strategies, frame shop management and effective advertising methods.  


Not only will you benefit from a curriculum designed to give you the skills and practice you need to succeed in both the technical and business areas of professional picture framing, but upon graduation, you'll receive the prestigious APFA diploma. What are you waiting for - call today and get started on the road to a fun and profitable career or business in professional picture framing.


Tuition $995
Additional students only $975. Subject to early termination based on availability.

Learn to frame like a pro, no experience required. This 1-1/2 day class (July 19-20) covers the technical basics, including mat cutting, mounting, cutting and joining frames, glass cutting, fitting, frame design and selection, equipment buying advice, and more.

Small classes give you lots of hands-on experience and individual attention, using state-of-the-art framing technology in a supportive, comfortable atmosphere. You'll make new friends and receive the quality and quantity of instruction the APFA is known for. You'll graduate with skills, knowledge, and confidence.                                                                                                                 
Option A: 1-1/2 Day Basic Class 

Registration Special, Only $1295 - You Save $700. Additional students only $1195. Offer ends October 2nd.

Our most popular option (July 19-21), the 3-day, 6-session Boot Camp combo includes both the Basic and Advanced Classes for maximum learning and maximum value. Boot Camp students earn their APFA Certificate and also receive the Easy-Quote Pricing System at no additional charge.

Option C: The 3-Day Boot Camp Combo 
Tuition $1095  
Once you've successfully completed the Basic Pro Class, you're eligible to enroll in the (July 20-21) APFA Advanced Class. Or, take 'em together with our Boot Camp Option and save.

Emphasis on high end, high profit framing techniques, such as Shadow Box Framing, Fillets, Fabric Clad Mats, Equipment Maintenance, Canvas Stretching,   Plus, the APFA's Business of Framing. Learn the inside secrets to success from leading industry business expert, and popular trade columnist, Paul Cascio, AKA, The Guerrilla Framer. Topics include, pricing, marketing and advertising, closing sales, corporate and commercial framing, question/answer sessions, and more. 
Option B: 1-1/2 Day Advanced Class

Kevin Seale, Crawfordsville, IN   "This was without a doubt the best class I have attended in many years.  After 15 years in big corporate America, I've spent my share of time in training classes.  This one was not only educational it was entertaining. I was really impressed that you were able to keep a wide range of people up to speed with the materials.  The depth of the program and the many tips, tricks and traps you covered should allow anyone to get started the minute they leave class.  Read More Student Comments

Successful picture framing businesses start at APFA

Don't miss our only D.C. area 2016 classes, where one lucky student will Win a Professional Mat Cutter, valued at $849 MSRP*.. Call 860.940.9262 for more info, or to check availabilty. Last year's class was sold out well in advance. Take advantage of your opportunity to learn professional framing from the industry's #1 school.

NOTE:Paul Cascio, aka "The Guerrilla Framer", and Vicki Cascio, will teach this class. Don't miss your opportunity to learn from the industry's top instructional team. Bring a friend and save. You'll love it.

*Discount on-site lodging is available, but is limited. . Early reservations strongly suggested.

Call us at 860.940.9262 if you have questions, or need travel or lodging assistance.

Special Savings - Ends October 2nd. Bring a friend and save more. Only Area Classes of 2016. .

"Great school, great instructors." Frank Esposito, Lyndhurst, NJ

"Well worth it. The first step to framing success." Susan Sherman, Seattle, WA

"Loads of useful information." Ken Tyson, Claymont, DE

"Paul has turned the business of framing into a science." Kay Kosters, Sioux City, IA

, "A great week. Really took the mystery out of framing." Steve Mulholland, Miami, FL