We are now taking reservations for the Sallie Ellis Davis Workshops:
The Sallie Ellis Davis House is excited to present three workshops this spring that celebrate Ms. Davis’ interests and African American heritage. These workshops are designed to engage and challenge anyone who takes them.
Crochet for Beginners:
Ms. Davis loved to crochet and she used the pieces she made to decorate her home. The Davis House would like to share the art of crocheting with a new audience. Georgia College’s own Julia Metzker is teaching this class.
Class details: Saturday, February 7 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Sallie Ellis Davis House. Class fee: $15 - this includes all materials.
This fun class will focus on the basics of African dance and is open to all levels of dancers (adults and teens). It will be conducted by Kali Dance Studio (http://www.kalidancestudio.com/) here on Georgia College’s campus at the Miller Dance Studio. The class will include a demonstration by Kali Dance Studio and then instruction. Students will walk away from the class with a basic understanding of African dance.
Class Details: Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Miller Dance Studio. Class fee: $20.
African Storytelling Workshop:
This class will consist of multiple stories that celebrate African-American heritage and a craft. This event is perfect for children and teens. The class will be conducted by Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia (http://www.kuumbastorytellers.org/).
Class Details: Saturday, March 14 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sallie Ellis Davis House. Class fee: $20 – this includes all materials.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to reserve a spot in any of these classes as space is limited. You can email me at Molly.Randolph@gcsu.edu or call the Sallie Ellis Davis House at 478-445-5889.
Oral Memory Project:
The Davis House, in partnership with Georgia College 360, a student-run news program, is conducting a memory collecting project. We are interviewing anyone who remembers Ms. Davis in order to better understand not only her life, but her impact on the people around her. Interviews are recorded and will be used for archival purposes and for future exhibitions. If you are interested in participating or know someone who might be interested please don't hesitate to contact Molly Randolph at 478-445-4545.
View the first full length interview (video) produced by Georgia College.
February 4, 2014 - Georgia's Women of Achievement featured the life story of Sallie Ellis Davis in their most recent video.