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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 cancellations 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:


Sean Terrell, Director of Special Programs at 740.753.7132


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


Hocking College Faculty | Discover Canoeing Class and Tour<br><br>Tom Donnelly Discover Canoeing Class and Tour

Tom Donnelly

Cost: $59 includes instruction, equipment rental, and transportation


Spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon exploring the majestic waterways of Athens County. The excursion will include a trip down the Hocking River, and any one of the various lakes in Athens County, including Lake Hope, Fox Lake, and Dow Lake (exact location to be determined by water level). This class combines the basics of canoeing with a water tour through the foothills of SE Ohio and can be enjoyed by novice and expert canoers alike!

Class will begin at Hocking College. Price includes canoe rental, supplies and transportation to various canoeing sites.

Two times to choose from:

Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 10am – 4pm


Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, 10am – 4pm


Class will meet at Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Transportation to canoeing sites will be provided.

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Hocking College Faculty | The Seatweavers’ Guild 10th Anniversary Annual Gathering<br><br>SeatWeaving Roadshow and Demonstration The Seatweavers’ Guild 10th Anniversary Annual Gathering

SeatWeaving Roadshow and Demonstration

Cost: Free to the Public


Enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the Historic Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College, and meet and greet with members of the SeatWeavers Guild. Demonstrations will include rush weaving, splint weaving, machine cane install, Shaker tape weaving, and hand woven caning.


Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, 12-4pm


Robbins Crossing, Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764

No Registration Required

Hocking College Faculty | Modern Pork Butchery: Mangalitsa Workshop<br><br>Master Chef Alfonso Contrsciani Modern Pork Butchery: Mangalitsa Workshop

Master Chef Alfonso Contrsciani

Cost: $125 includes course materials, refreshments, lunch, and 10 pounds of pork to take home


Certified Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani will be instructing and breaking down a whole Mangalitsa pig, evaluating yields, marbling and fat cover for various primals and cuts. Class includes an in-depth discussion on heritage breeds and ideal specific applications for each. Class will cut and process pork and initialize dry cure and brine pump on hams, bacon, and various cuts. The eight hour workshop is hands on for all participants. Class will fabricate traditional and custom cuts, conduct a taste analysis comparing additional breeds including Berkshire and Duroc. Each participant will leave with 10 pounds of pork.


Saturday, August 5th, 2017, 9am – 5pm


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

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