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Simple Rings

Date & Time: August 21, 10 am-6 pm
Registration Deadline: August 18

Simple Ring building is a follow-up class for students who have completed the Basics in Silversmithing class or the novice metalsmith who understands the practices of basic jewelry making and wants to advance their skills to the next level.

Students will learn about basic ring designs and build their own stone cabochon silver rings. This class is all-inclusive, where tools, cabochons, silver, and instruction are provided. It is also a full, fun day of learning, and you’ll need to bring a lunch.

Ken Schug is a resident and is the 6th generation to live and work in Northwest Lower Michigan. He’s an outdoor enthusiast who loves rustic camping, hiking, rock collecting, photography, metal detecting, and just exploring. A long-standing member of the Grand Traverse Rock and Mineral Club since 2006, he started silversmithing in 2008. He started his business, Down to Earth Designs, in 2011. Ken currently has jewelry in six local galleries and Alberta, MI, in the Western Upper Peninsula. He has taught people from 13 to 75 years of age. downtoearthdesigns.net

Minimum Enrollment
Glen Arbor Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.

Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.


To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2021 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
  • All students must wear face coverings inside the center when social distancing isn’t possible.
  • Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated by June 15, 2021.


August 21, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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