Leisure Learning

Hocking College offers a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational! Whether you are continuing your education, learning a new skill, or investigating a new hobby, Leisure Learning offers something for everyone!

These affordable non-credit classes are held in various locations both on the Hocking College campus and in the surrounding community. Anyone is welcome — you do not have to be a Hocking College student or employee to participate.

Are you interested in teaching a leisure learning class? We are always looking for new classes. If you have a skill or knowledge you would like to share, contact Sean Terrell, Director of Special Programs by phone at
740.753.7132 or by email at terrells@hocking.edu.

Registration Form

To register for a class, please click the "Register Here" link below the class for which you would like to register. If you would like to register for multiple classes, you may do so through the registration portal. Registration for each class will close five days prior to the class meeting date. Please read the policy statement regarding cancelations and refunds.

You can also register for a class by downloading the registration form. To register for a class using the registration form, complete the form and return to Hocking College:

Call:

Sean Terrell, Director of Special Programs at 740.753.7132

Mail:

Hocking College
Attn: Sean Terrell
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

In Person:

Sean Terrell, Director of Special Programs
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Class fees must be paid at time of registration by cash, money order, check or credit card. For questions, contact Sean Terrell, Director of Special Programs, by phone at 740.753.7132 or by email at
terrells@hocking.edu.

 

American Sigh Language Classes | Hocking College | American Sign Language<br><br>Benny Myers American Sign Language

Benny Myers

Cost: $100 includes 8 classes and materials

terrells@hocking,edu

This 8 week ASL class is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals to improve their communication abilities with co-workers, clients, family members, and friends who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and to educate those who may be losing their hearing, those incorporating signs in communicating with their hearing children, and those who simply have an interest in American Sign Language. With this class, participants will learn the basic foundation of ASL. Participants will be able to sign and understand communicating with sign language by the end of the 8 week class.

Time:

Tuesday Evenings: February 21st - April 18th, 6pm - 8pm
Saturdays: February 18th - April 29th, 11 AM - 1 PM

Place:

Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Room: JL 242 

Click Here to Register for Tuesday Evening Classes
Click Here to Register for Saturday Classes


Morel Foraging & Cooking Class | Hocking College | Morel and Ramp Foray & Cooking Class<br><br>Homer Elliott, Chef Vincenzo Morel and Ramp Foray & Cooking Class

Homer Elliott, Chef Vincenzo "Enzo" Sclama

Cost: $65

terrells@hocking,edu

Did you know there are more than 2,000 kinds of wild mushrooms that grow in Ohio? Of these, the morel is one of the first collected in spring, and most abundant from the first of April to the first of May. Equally as abundant is the ramp, also known as the spring onion or wild leek. Both the morel and r amp are edible and can make a variety of your spring dishes come to life!

For this class, biologist and ecologist Homer Elliott will guide participants on a foray through the foothills of Appalachia in search of the morel and ramp. Homer will guide you through the forest discussing the fundamentals of edible mushrooms and wild onions. You will learn about the ecosystem, terrain and other clues to increase the likelihood of finding edibles.

After working up an appetite from the forest tromp, participants will gather for a cooking demonstration by Master Chef Vincenzo Sclama at the Lodge at Hocking College. Chef Sclama will share delicious recipes that incorporate the morel and ramp and include proper handling, storing and cooking edibles. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

Time:

Saturday, April 22th, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Place:

The Lodge at Hocking College, 15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764

Click Here to Register


Establishing A Vineyard Class | Hocking College | Establishing a Vineyard<br><br>Blaine Davidson Establishing a Vineyard

Blaine Davidson

Cost: $50

terrells@hocking.edu

Hocking Hills Winery owner and resident wine guru, Blaine Davidson, shows you how to successfully cultivate a commercial vineyard from site selection to harvest. Topics will include location, varietal options, planting methods, vine training, pest and weed control, pruning and planning. A portion of the class will be held in the vineyard and will include hands-on planting and training techniques. The class will end with a wine tasting at the winery.

Time:

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Place: 

Hocking Hills Winery

Click Here to Register


Pruning Class | Hocking College | Pruning<br><br>Blaine Davidson Pruning

Blaine Davidson

Cost: $50

terrells@hocking.edu

Explore pruning and training techniques as well as tool selection essential to successful growing and production. This class will give participants specialized, hands-on training in pruning grape vines. The class will end with a wine tasting at the winery.

Time:

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Place:

Hocking Hills Winery

Click Here to Register


Winemaking Class | Hocking College | Winemaking<br><br>Blaine Davidson Winemaking

Blaine Davidson

Cost: $50

terrells@hocking.edu

Hocking Hills Winery owner and resident wine guru, Blaine Davidson, gives students an overview of the wine making process. Topics will include wine making from fruit, juice and concentrate, as well as analysis and adjustments, fermentation, aging, fining/clarifying/filtering and bottling. A must-take for home wine makers! The cost of the class includes a bottle of wine from Hocking Hills Winery to take home!

Time:

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: 

Hocking Hills Winery

Click Here to Register


Bottling Class | Hocking College | Bottling<br><br>Blaine Davidson Bottling

Blaine Davidson

Cost: $50

terrells@hocking.edu

Hocking Hills Winery owner and resident wine guru, Blaine Davidson gives students an overview of the bottling process. Explore bottling techniques and equipment and learn how to efficiently bottle your wine like a pro! Class includes a bottle of Hocking Hills Wine to take home!

Time:

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: 

Hocking Hills Winery

Click Here to Register


Glass Pendant Making Classes | Hocking College | Fused Glass Pendant Making - 3 Day Workshop<br><br>Sharon Warren Fused Glass Pendant Making - 3 Day Workshop

Sharon Warren

Cost: $135 (Includes all 3 class sessions, equipment and supplies)

terrells@hocking.edu

Join us for our next class in the "make it and take it home" A Taste of Glass series. In this three day workshop, students will learn to make a fused glass pendant. Choose from a variety of translucent and opaque sheet glass colors. Plan and cut your own designs out of glass. Decide if you’d like it fully melted or barely rounded. Let your creations fuse in the kiln overnight. Silver plated bales and glue are included. Sign up now to reserve your glass time!

Time: 

Monday, April 24th: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26th: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 28th: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place: 

The Hocking College Visual Arts Center
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Click Here to Register


Glass Making Classes | Hocking College | Fused Glass Pendant Making - 1 Day Workshop<br><br>Sharon Warren Fused Glass Pendant Making - 1 Day Workshop

Sharon Warren

Cost: $50 (Includes class session, equipment and supplies)

terrells@hocking.edu

Join us for our next class in the "make it and take it home" A Taste of Glass series. In this one day workshop, students will learn to make a fused glass pendant. Choose from a variety of translucent and opaque sheet glass colors. Plan and cut your own designs out of glass. Decide if you’d like it fully melted or barely rounded. Let your creations fuse in the kiln overnight. Silver plated bales and glue are included. Sign up now to reserve your glass time!

Time:

Saturday, May 20th, 2017: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place:

The Hocking College Visual Arts Center
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Click Here to Register


Glass Bead Making Classes | Hocking College | Glass Bead Making - 3 Day Workshop<br><br>Sharon Warren Glass Bead Making - 3 Day Workshop

Sharon Warren

Cost: $90 (Includes 3 classes, equipment, supplies)

terrells@hocking.edu

Light the torch and play with our beautiful Moretti glass. Choose your own colors and have fun! With heat and gravity your glass will take form. On Monday, draw dots and squiggles with glass to design your very own bead. On Wednesday, make bi-cones and lentil shaped beads. On Friday, learn to magnify your designs by layering clear glass on top. All your creations will anneal in our kiln each night to strengthen the glass for long lasting wear. New beads are available for pick up the next day. Sign up now to reserve your torch time!

Time:

Monday, May 8th: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10th: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12th: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place: 

The Hocking College Visual Arts Center
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Click Here to Register


Glass Bead Making Classes | Hocking College | Glass Bead Making - 1 Day Workshop<br><br>Sharon Warren Glass Bead Making - 1 Day Workshop

Sharon Warren

Cost: $40 (Includes class, equipment, supplies)

terrells@hocking.edu

Light the torch and play with our beautiful Moretti glass. Choose your own colors and have fun! With heat and gravity your glass will take form. Draw dots and squiggles with glass to design your very own bead. Make bi-cones and lentil shaped beads. Learn to magnify your designs by layering clear glass on top. All your creations will anneal in our kiln to strengthen the glass for long lasting wear. New beads are available for pick up the next day. Sign up now to reserve your torch time!

Time:

Saturday, May 6th, 2017: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Place: 

The Hocking College Visual Arts Center
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Click Here to Register


LIfeguarding Certification | Hocking College | American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Certification (25 hour class)<br><br>Leslie Yinger American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Certification (25 hour class)

Leslie Yinger

Cost: $235

terrells@hocking.edu

Must be 15 years of age or older to participate

Hocking College and the American Red Cross are teaming up to offer lifeguarding certification training at the Hocking College Student Center, just in time to get you trained and ready for your summer job! This class provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Time:

Monday, April 17th - Monday, April 24th
(meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday)

Weekdays: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sundays: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, April 25th - Tuesday, May 2nd
(meets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Weekdays: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sundays: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place:

Hocking College Student Center
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Register For Monday, April 17th - April 24th
Register For Tuesday, April 25th - May 2nd

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