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Windows on the World – GI 21 008 (Face to Face)

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30 June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 7 July 2021

Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)

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Date: 30 June 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
2 weeks
30 June 2021
07 July 2021
£28.50 – £34.25
Reference Code:
GI 21 008
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


For centuries artists have used the window to add interest or emphasis to their subject. Windows introduce the outside world to an interior space and are a medium through which light may permeate or be blocked. Artists studied during this course will include Henri Matisse, who famously used the window as a framing device (Open Window Collioure, 1905) and Edward Hopper, who employed the window in order to create voyeuristic scenes (Night Windows, 1928).

Please note: Due to social distancing measures, face to face classes currently have a capacity of 12 students. We will endeavor to review this number in line with the lifting of Government restrictions.


Johannes Vermeer, Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window, c. 1659, oil on canvas © Dresden State Art Collections/Google Arts & Culture


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About the Speaker

Tammy Ellis

Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.

Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.

Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.

Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.


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