Note: All certification lessons are currently suspended during the COVID-19 emergency shutdown. Stay tuned for more information once local restrictions have eased and we're able to open the studio to guests.

Why do I need to be Certified in a studio?

In order to rent equipment in our studios independently, students must become "Certified," showing proficiency in safe handling of the equipment.


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 (specific recommendations based on background can be provided). Afterwards, a staff member 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.


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.

Schedule a Certification Session Today!

Contact Gretchen Schermerhorn, Pyramid Atlantic's Artistic Director, to set up an appointment or discuss the process further: 301-608-9101 or gschermerhorn@pyramid-atlantic.org.

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


301.608.9101  |  4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

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

Closed Monday 

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