What does it mean to get Certified?

In order to rent equipment in our studios independently, students must become Certified.


How do I become Certified? 

Students will need to complete an orientation, take a workshop, and/or attend a Happy Hour with a member of the Artistic Staff. Afterwards, the staff will evaluate the student’s understanding, and decide if unsupervised rental is appropriate.

The staff member reserves the right to recommend that the student take another class or attend another Happy Hour, if they feel that the student is not ready to use the equipment independently. 

Contact Gretchen Schermerhorn, Pyramid Atlantic's Artistic Director, to set up a certification: 301-608-9101 or gschermerhorn@pyramid-atlantic.org.


How much does it cost to become certified?

The price for certification is the same as one-on-one instruction per hour:

$50/hour for Pyramid Atlantic members
$60/hour for non-members


Experienced artists need only complete a one-hour (or less) orientation to become certified.

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


301.608.9101  |  4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781


Tuesday–Thursday 10am–9pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday 

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