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Skies in Art – GI 19 684 (Online)

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13 August 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST

Tutor: Daphne Jefferis BA(Hons) PGCEA

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Date: 13 August 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Length of Course:
1 Thursday
Cost for Course:
£17.10 - £20.55
£17.10 – £20.55
Reference Code:
GI 19 684
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Please note that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will now take place online, via Google Meet. For any queries, please contact garazi@guildford-institute.org.uk.

The sky has been a major source of inspiration for artists throughout the centuries. Clouds, the light of the rising sun or the darkness of night have fascinated great artists from Titian to Turner. In this session we shall study how different times of day and night have been painted from the Renaissance to today and analyse the beautiful effects that have been created through time.


Skies in Art

John Constable. Sketch for ‘Hadleigh Castle’, c. 1828-9. Oil on canvas. 123 x 167cm. Tate collection.

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About the Speaker

Daphne Jefferis



Daphne is an Art History lecturer who has a special interest in 19th and 20th century European Art. She delivered study tours to Florence for many years, so also has a particular love of early Renaissance art.

Daphne has taught for many years at the Guildford Institute and also A-Level Art History in Adult Education and in schools. Daphne gives talks all over Surrey for Art Societies, Women’s Institute and Probus groups and for anyone who asks her!

Now in semi-retirement, Daphne is giving more time to drawing and painting and exploring new techniques and subjects. She has exhibited her work at the Institute as well as with Guildford Arts, AppArt and at the Cathedral.


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