<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=958732&amp;conversionId=723660&amp;fmt=gif">

Leisure Learning

Leisure Learning Classes

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 Michelle Robinson, Development Officer by phone at  740.753.7132 or by email at  leisurelearning@hocking.edu.


Spring Classes  


Introduction to Herbal Healing

  • Wednesday, May 22, 6-8 PM
  • Saturday, May 25, 1-3PM
  • Wednesday, June 5, 6-8PM
  • Saturday, June 8, 1-3PM
  • Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
  • Cost: $35 per class | $150 for 5 classes (Cost includes instruction & supplies)
  • Description: This Leisure Learning class will explore the theories and philosophies of healing, as well as the perspectives of allopathic medicine and a holistic approach. Classes will take place on Wednesdays (6-8 PM) and Saturdays (1-3 PM) at The Lodge.
  • The Herbal Bath | May 22 & 25 
    There's nothing more relaxing than a warm, aromatic bath infused with herbs and essential oils. Learn how to make bath bags, bath salts, and bath/massage oils and take home a few items for your own soaking pleasure. 

  • Kitchen Cosmetics | June 5 & 8
    Pamper yourself with simple, inexpensive beauty aids that impart a radiant glow from the inside out. Bring a towel and something to hold your hair back so you can participate in the process of natural skin.

 Register Here 

Easter BreadsCooking Class: Easter Bread Making

  • TBD — This class will be rescheduled.
  • Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
  • Cost: $55
  • Description: Following in the traditions of Holiday Bread making, Hocking College presents Easter Breads, an exploration of popular sweet breads made to adorn your holiday table. Recipes include Hot Cross Buns, Sweet Polenta Bread, and Panettone. Participants will leave with plenty of bread to enjoy with family.

Register Here

baked pieCooking Class: Making & Baking Pies

  • Saturday, June 15, 9:30AM — 1:30PM
  • Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
  • Cost: $55
  • Description: Join Chef Alfonso for a cooking class suitable for all pie enthusiasts!Chef Alfonso will teach you his tips and tricks to make spectacular pies, and all students will leave with two pies to take home to share with family & friends. (NOTE: Class limited to 12 and must have a minimum of 8 to run.) 

 Register Here

Italian Pasta Noodles

Cooking Class: Italian Pasta Making

  • Saturday, July 20, 9:30AM — 2:30PM
  • Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
    Cost: $55
  • Description: Bring Italy to you with this Leisure Learning pasta making class! Participants in this class will dive deep into regional Italian pasta, making several types of dough from scratch. You'll learn how to use a pasta roller, as well as how to create rustic shapes by hand. On top of that, we'll dress up the pasta with divine homemade sauces and summer vegetables.(NOTE: Class is limited to 12 and must have a minimum of 8 to run.)

 Register Here

Registering For Classes

Four Ways to Register

Registering is quick and easy with four registering options to choose from so as not to interrupt your busy life! You may register for a course up to five days prior to that course’s start date. This gives us time to prepare for your class and ensures all supplies and materials are ready and available at class time.  

1) Online

To register for a class, click the 'Registration Form' button above. You may select additional classes once inside the registration portal. Register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a major credit card. All transactions are secure and your receipt will be sent to you. Registration forms may be emailed to leisurelearning@hocking.edu.

2) By Phone

To register by phone simply call the Michelle Robinson at  740.753.7132 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone registration requires the use of major credit card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. 

3) In Person

Visit the Cashier’s Office in the Student Services Concourse on the first floor of Light Hall on Hocking College’s Main Campus. You may register in person between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

If registering in person, payment is required by cash, check, money order, or a major credit card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. 

4) By Mail

Complete the Leisure Learning form and mail it to: 

Hocking College — Cashier’s Office
ATTN: Michelle Robinson
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Registration Form

Leisure Learning Policies


Hocking College reserves the right to repeal, change or amend rules, regulations and fees; to withdraw, add to or modify courses listed within; and to change instructor assignments. Registration for every class will close five days prior to that class’s start date in order for the instructor to prepare material for students. Each class has a minimum (floor) and maximum (ceiling) capacity of participants. If the minimum is not reached, the College has the right to cancel the class. If the decision is made to cancel, a full refund will be issued to those who have registered. If maximum is reached, registrants exceeding the maximum capacity will be offered to be placed on a wait list and will be contacted upon an opening. If a student is placed on a wait list, no money is due until the space is available.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the event that Hocking College cancels class, a full refund will be issued to any participants registered for said class.
  • In order to cancel registration for a full refund, participants must withdraw from the class within five business days of the first day of class. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of all fees paid relating to registration, materials, and instructor fees.
For additional information about Leisure Learning classes, please contact Michelle Robinson, Development Officer by phone at
740.753.7132 or by email at  leisurelearning@hocking.edu.

Starting the next phase of your life through education may seem daunting. That's why we're here to help every step of the way.
Are you ready?

Become a Student