A Unique Space to Come Together and Learn
Where we've been...
It all started with a phone call, an old horse barn, and a dream…what story doesn't begin that way? In the summer of 2016 my wife, Lindsey, and I were looking to leave our lives in New York City and find for a new place to settle down, establish roots and connect with a community. Having left Loudonville after graduation in 2004 I had never dreamed I would settle down here as an adult. After countless phone calls, hearing about how the area was changing, I spoke to Landoll’s Mohican Castle General Manager, Jimmy Landoll, inquiring about setting up a studio space on the Castle grounds. As it turned out, they had an old horse barn that was available and with some work could become a unique space for Castle visitors and locals to come together and learn. After coming back and taking a look at the Mohican area I had once taken for granted, we knew Loudonville was the place we wanted to be. Maker Mountain Studios was born.
And where we're going.
Here at Maker Mountain, our goal is to create a community hub where locals and visitors alike can come to connect while making one-of-a-kind objects. We want to provide guests with the ability to discover their inner maker by immersing themselves in a wide variety of classes and teaching them the skills to continue their newfound passion for making at home. Located on the beautiful grounds of Landoll’s Mohican Castle, we are currently working with Field Nine Architecture to transform a former horse barn into the official Maker Mountain Studios. We plan to fully open our gallery, classroom, and workshop in the fall of 2017 and offer a wide variety of classes. Our roster will include classes such as furniture making, painting, photography, paper making, printmaking, blacksmithing, floral design, watercolors, and felting, to name just a few.
In the meantime, you can still experience Maker Mountain Studios by signing up for classes that are being offered at spaces around the Castle property, which include blacksmithing, woodworking, needle felting, and floristry. We plan to expand the courses offered once our full studio has finished construction so expect to see much more in the near future!