Maker Mountain Studios
Welcome to Maker Mountain Studios! Located in Loudonville, Ohio on the beautiful grounds of Landoll's Mohican Castle, Maker Mountain Studios is a space where people can come to learn a wide variety of skills taught by experts within their fields. We will offer a wide range of classes where participants can gain skills and knowledge of projects they have always been interested in and wanted to explore further.
Classes such as photography, paper making, printmaking, blacksmithing, floral design, watercolors, felting, and furniture making, are some of the classes on the horizon.
To learn more about our upcoming classes or events please sign up for our email list and We look forward to seeing you at Maker Mountain!
Needle Felting an Animal
Sun, May 28: 11:00am-1:00pm
Join us for our very first Needle Felting Class at Maker Mountain Studios! In this two hour class, attendees will learn how to use a needle and loose wool to create their very own three dimensional bunny. Taught by Raeschell Noonen, owner of Nimby Acre Fiber Art in Mount Vernon, Ohio attendees are sure to to leave with felting basics. Class cost is $35 per person. All supplies are included.
About the instructor: Raeschell Noonen began her fiber art training by learning to knit in elementary school, then making her own clothing in junior high school. Pottery, painting, sewing and design were part of her high school and college curriculum. Once her five children were raised, she put llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits in her backyard and started her own fiber art business in Mount Vernon. She teaches weaving at Kenyon College and has a schedule of classes in weaving, spinning, felting and dyeing at her shop, Nimby Acre Fiber Art.
Build a Birdhouse Workshop
Treat your backyard buddies to a castle of their own. In this class, attendees will spend roughly two hours learning how to construct a birdhouse to attract some of their favorite backyard feathered friends. Each attendee will leave with one birdhouse and the basic skills to construct more at their own home.
Not only are birdhouses fun to watch but also they can attract beneficial birds which help deal with different backyard pests such as mosquitos. Birdhouses create a warm, safe place for birds and when birds have a safe place to live, their numbers stay strong and their species continues to evolve.
The cost for the class is $40 per person and each guest will be able to choose from various birdhouse designs.
Thu, June 1: 10 AM and 4 PM
Tue, June 6: 1 PM and 7 PM
Wed, June 7: 10:30 AM and 1 PM
Sun, June 18: 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 3 PM
Fri, June 23: 11 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM and 7:30 PM
Sat, June 17: 10AM – 12PM and 6PM - 8PM
Sun, June 18: 10AM – 12PM
Have you ever wanted to learn Blacksmithing? Come try your hand at forging iron with Cleveland-based Artist Blacksmith, Gavin Lehman at Maker Mountain Studios. In this two hour class, attendees will choose from a variety of projects including simple iron jewelry pieces, fire pokers, BBQ tools, coat hooks, bottle openers etc. All supplies and materials are included. Wear closed toe shoes. Workshop cost is $88 per person.
About the instructor: Gavin is a professional Artist-Blacksmith, Mechanic, and Welder. He teaches blacksmithing privately and at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Gavin brings backgrounds in design from Baldwin-Wallace University, Equipment Mechanics from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, and Structural Steel Welding certified by the American Welding Society through Lincoln Electric. His forged ironworks can be found in various collections throughout the United States.
Flower Arranging Class
Sat, June 17: 11AM – 1PM
Sun, June 18: 10AM – 12PM
Learn the techniques of today's trending floral arrangements at Maker Mountain Studios! In this two hour class, we’ll discuss the basics of floral design including color, symmetry, and composition. You'll get tips and tricks to properly care for your cut flowers and extend their vase life, as well as, how to achieve effortless looking arrangements in a classic just-picked-from-the-garden style. After the discussion, each student will create their own floral masterpiece using seasonal flowers and foliages to take home and enjoy. All materials and supplies are included. The cost of the class is $65 per person.
About the instructor: Brooke is a professional graphic designer, illustrator, full-time Etsy shop owner, and branding strategist with a passion for floral design. As a student of both fine art and graphic design, Brooke discovered flower arranging as a personal interest activity and quickly added a new form of design to her professional portfolio. In 2016, she co-founded Lush & Lovely Floristry, a flower shop creating unique flower arrangements and offering floral design classes in Cleveland, Ohio.