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Discover Your Inner Maker

Learn a wide variety of skills taught by experts in their field

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!

Upcoming Classes


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.

June 23: 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 7:30pm
June 26, 27, 28: 11am
July 5, 6, and 7: 6:30pm

July 8: 9am
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14: 10am
July 17 and 18: 10am and 6pm
July 25, 26, and 27: 10am
August 1, 2, and 3: 10am
August 9: 10am and 6pm
August 14, 15, and 16: 11am
August 21, 22, and 23: 10am
August 27: 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
August 28, 29, and 30: 10am

Ask us about additional dates or times at hello@makermountainstudios.com or give us a call at 567-203-1252.


Wool Dryer Ball Class

July 7: 10am
July 14: 6:30pm

July 28: 10am
August 7: 11am

Have you been interested in going 'green'? One easy way to do so is by using wool dryer balls! Rather than buying dryer sheets over and over, you can make 3 of your very own 100% wool dryer balls at Maker Mountain Studios. Wool dryer balls can be reused a countless number of times and help to reduce static cling and wrinkles from your laundry.

During this one hour class each attendee will be supplied with the materials to complete 3 dryer balls. Each attendee will finish at least one ball in class and then be able to take their supplies home to complete the rest. The cost for the class is $25 per attendee. 

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.


Needle Felting a Coozie

July 20: 10am

However you spell it, coozie, koozie, or cozy, come one, come all, to Maker Mountain Studios Needle Felting a Coozie class! In this course you will create a picture or an abstract design to help alleviate cold and hot hands while drinking your favorite beverage, or, to wrap around your favorite candles. A variety of jars, cans and bottles will be on hand for making a perfectly sized coozie. The cost for the class is $40 per attendee. 

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.


Needle Felting an Animal

July 20: 6pm
July 28: 6:30pm
August 8: 10am
August 23: 11am

Needle Felting is back 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 creature. 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 $45 per person and each attendee will leave with their creature as well as the supplies to continue needle felting at home.

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.


Blacksmith Workshop

Aug 12: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm

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

Aug 12: 11am, 4pm

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.


The Breakfast Class

Sun, August 27, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

It's no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet it is all too often overlooked. To help you and your family get breakfast back into your daily routine, join Maker Mountain Studios on Sunday, August 27th for a 60-minute cooking class that is sure to be a hit with the whole family. During the class participants will learn a variety of healthy eating tips while making and eating muffins made two different ways. While your muffins are baking you'll then make a quick chia pudding recipe to enjoy at home. The cost for the class is $22 per person and you'll leave with a tasty breakfast, recipes from the lesson and a Healthy Breakfasts Info sheet for your fridge. 

About the Instructor: Laura Ryan began cooking at a young age, learning to make pies, cookies and from-scratch meals in the kitchens of women she loves and admires. Laura has spent over 10 years working in the restaurant industry, learning culinary tricks and creating her own recipes. With a degree in Nutrition Science and Public Health, Laura puts a healthy spin on cooking using plant-based foods. View her recipes at www.veganheartbeats.com.

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