Events and Shows

Art Shows

Art Show

02/12/2015 - 03/27/2015

Taube Museum of Art 2 North Main St Minot, ND 58703


06/17/2015 - 06/19/2015

Moorhead, MN

Wednesday-Thursday June 17-18 at the Moorhead Center Mall, Moorhead MN 10:00 - 7:00

My booth is near Herbergers at the North end of the hallway.

I am working diligently this spring on new paintings to show you at this fine art show sponsored by the Red River Watercolor Society. There will be a great variety of media of regional artists happy to asnwer any of your questions about your art. Come and enjoy the day.


07/16/2015 - 07/18/2015

Downtown - Fargo, ND

July 16-1710:00 am - 9:00 pm (Thursday - Friday)
July 18 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.(Saturday)
Booth :F1 - NW Corner of 1st Ave and Broadway- Across from Royal Jewelers

Celebrating 30 years of Professional Painting.
The biggest summer event in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Enjoy downtown Fargo while you stroll the traffic free streets viewing hundreds of high quality artists and fine crafts. You can pick up a free map at any information booth. Take advantage of Ellen�s pre-issue discounts. She will have many new originals along with her note-cards, Christmas Cards, and "Progressive Painting" "Where's Petunia?" her new Gold Medal Award winning childrens Christmas book "Samson's Gift"

Stop by and say hello to Ellen in person.or pick up your new beautiful 2016 calendar celebrating 30 years of Professional Painting.


Wonderful Watercolors

03/25/2015 - 03/27/2015

Taube Museum of Art 2 North Main St Minot, ND 58703

Are you looking for a refresher or building course. Many students tell me that this class helped them more than they ever imagined. You will learn how to use basic design skills to improve your watercolors along with getting a better handle on the media. Please join us as she explore the Basics of watercolor painting. The registration fee is $185. You can sign up with Doug Pfliger (701-838-4445) or by email or Email for detailed prospectus.

The classes will take place from March 25th to March 27th from 9:00 am- 3:30 pm

Opening and Talk at the Taube Museum of Art

03/26/2015 - 03/26/2015

Taube Museum of Art 2 North Main St Minot, ND 58703

Come and join Ellen as she talks about the making of her new book "Samson' Gift"
She will also be signing her book "Samson's Gift".
While you are there don't forget to stop the Museum by for a collection of her art on display.

Timings: 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

PAINT YOUR PETS (or favorite animal) Workshop

04/13/2015 - 04/16/2015

Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND

Paint your Pet workshop ( or favorite animals

With Ellen Jean Diederich
April 13-16 at the Fargo Holiday Inn.

Learn basic watercolor techniques on your favorite subject - your pet. Sorry no pet welcome. However I have seen a few at the Holiday Inn.

You will learn how not only create a portrait but how to integrate it into a background and work with color. We will also work go over some basic drawing techniques to help you succeed. Ellen is always ready to help.

Festival of the Artists

04/19/2015 - 04/20/2015

Hopkins Center for the Arts - 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343

Join meApril 19th from 1 p.m. � 4:30 p.m. at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Festival of Artists is a free event where multiple artists will be teaching complimentary hour long demonstrations. I will be demonstrating watercolor painting techniques from 2:15 � 3:15. Hope to see you there!

Hopkins Center for the Arts

1111 Mainstreet

Hopkins, MN 55343

(Suburb of Minneapolis)

Email me at or call me at 701.235.4241 for questions.


05/16/2015 - 05/19/2014

Dillman's Bay Resort, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Please join me for a watercolor workshop at Dillman's Bay Resort May 16-19 in Lac du Flambeaur , Wi. Dillman's is a wonderful resort out on the lake that presents several fine art workshops in various mediums through the spring, fall and summer.

This workshop isdesigned to help you find uniquive tendencies in tyour work and develop them and use design to your advantage. I will teach the basics in a relaxing and fun environment. This workshop will let you work at your own level, on subject matter you love to paint.

Read specifics on my workshop by following this link or sign up for the workshop by contacting Dillman's by phone: 715-588-3143.Please email or call toll free 866-221-5860 for any additional questions.


06/02/2015 - 06/04/2015

Alexandria, MN

CREATIVE WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES sponsored by the Brush and Pallette Club -, in Alexandria Minnesota. This class is designed to explore technique and design to create new imagery. Previous painting experience is required. We will be adopting all types of water- media including, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, watercolor pencil, metallic paints. We will design and create two paintings one using the grid. Please join us and add your insight to the painting process.

Cost of your workshop is: $150 for members, $180 for nonmembers, our club dues are $24.00 in case anyone is interested in joining the club. We will also be adding 2 snacks and a light lunch for each day included in the price (something new we are trying) The class will be in the fellowship hall at the United Methodist Church, 2210 E 6th Ave. in Alex.
Please contact Jana Tonsfeldt - (320) 815-8384 OR Doris Judson,(320)762-5636 to register or to receive more information.

Beginning Watercolor Workshop

07/20/2015 - 07/23/2015

Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND

This workshop is designed for the beginning painter or those who want a good review in watercolor. You will learn basic techniques and graduate by using them to create one or more watercolors. The class is held at the Holiday Inn, Fargo in a room with natural light and great atmosphere for painters.We will really go over understanding the paint and Ellen creates a comfortable class setting ad working environment. Any age. Class fee is $215.00.

For a syllabus, registration and supply list, please email or call toll free 866-221-5860.


09/21/2015 - 09/26/2015

MacRostie Art Center, Pelican Rapids, MN

PROGRESSIVE PAINTING September 21-25, 2015 9:00am - 3:30pm

A 5 day Watercolor Workshop MacRostie Art Center
CONTACT 218-326-2697
With Instructor Ellen Jean Diederich TWSA, RRWS, WSA, WW

Workshop Description:
This workshop is designed to give you solid watercolor skills combined with design that will help lead you to design and create your own paintings. In this class we will have a fun session on painting your pets or favorite animal. Painters take Ellen’s workshops because she helps them learn and loosen up in a relaxed and fun classroom atmosphere. You will work at your own level, on subject matter of your choice. Diederich will provide a wealth of information through multiple demonstrations, discussions and personal assistance. There will be a strong emphasis on the power of the basics, particularly shapes, color and value.

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3374 Maplewood Court, Fargo, North Dakota 58103 •
phone 701.235.4241 • toll-free 866.221.5860 • fax 701.280.2016