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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.

Summer 2018 Classes

Summer Horsemanship LessonsIMG_7688 (5)

  • Session 1: June (3 weeks)
  • Session 2: July (3 weeks)
    Location: The Barn at Hocking College
    Cost: $60 (Ages 17 & under) • $105 (Ages 18 & over)
    Description: Spend your summer on horseback! Horsemanship lessons on grooming and bathing, tack maintenance, horse management, and horseback riding for all ages. This is the chance if you have always wanted to learn how to care for and ride horses, or if you are looking to increase your knowledge and develop your skills. 

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leaf casting

Leaf Casting 101

  • July 21
  • August 11
    Location: Farmers Pantry (West Main Street, Somerset, Ohio 43783)
    Cost: $50
    Description: Hocking College Leisure Learning is hosting a summer 'Leaf Casting' class.  Participants will learn how to prepare materials for reverse mold sand casting leaves with several options for finishing the leaf for use or display.  Leaves will be cast during class with pick-up the following week.  Participants should plan on bringing leaves to cast. All other materials will be provided.  The best are elephant ears, Burdock (wild elephant ears), and Hosta plants - however almost any size or type of leaf is suitable for a good casting.  (Instructor will have a small number of leaves available) Each participant will cast at least 2 leaves.

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Introduction to Welding: STICK

  • Saturday, August 4
    Time: 9AM — 1PM
    Location: Hocking College Energy Institute (30140 Iles Rd, Logan, OH 43138)
    Cost: $75
    Description: The Hocking College Welding Lab is offering the third in a three-class series. This 4 hr. beginners welding 'STICK' class for the hobbyist or artist who wants to learn welding as a craft or as an introduction to welding as an occupation. Take one class or all three.

    This class will introduce the beginner to 'STICK welding.  During this class, safety is taught and stressed throughout the class.  The student will learn how to safely set up and start the welding machine, choose the correct gas, wire, voltage, and wire speed for the application.  Students will also have opportunity to learn techniques on a Lincoln Electric virtual welding simulation machine.  The class is designed for the hobbyist or artist and each student will have the opportunity to complete two small project pieces. All tools and equipment will be provided.

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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.

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