Events and Shows

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Holiday Open House

12/09/2016 - 12/10/2016

Ellen's studio/home

Ellen's Studio
3374 Maplewood Court, Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 235 - 4241

Holiday Open House December 9-10 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

Enjoy Ellen's beautiful original artwork, refreshments and live piano music.


Children's Watercolor Class

03/16/2017 - 03/16/2017

Fargo, ND

Paint Samson’s Portrait: A Watercolor Workshop • Thursday, March 16, 2017 • 9:00 – 11:30 AM • Instructor: Ellen Jean Diederich • $32 / $26 members • Ages 6-11

Learn drawing and watercolor painting techniques as you create a portrait of Samson, star of local artist and author Ellen Jean Diederich’s picture book Samson’s Gift. Draw inspiration from artwork at the Museum, and create your very own watercolor masterpiece while learning interesting facts about sheep and wool. All class participants will receive a signed copy of Diederich’s 2014 picture book Samson’s Gift.

Creative Watercolor Techniques Workshop

04/11/2017 - 04/14/2017


Creative Watercolor Techniques workshop with Ellen Jean Diederich
Fargo Holiday Inn April 11 - 14, 2017
Class is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class is designed to explore technique and design to create new imagery. Previous painting experience is required. The two primary lessons are on working wet & wet in watercolor and the grid. Students will be experimenting with all types of water- media including, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, watercolor pencil, metallic paints. Please join us and add your insight to the painting process.

Email or 701-235-4241 to receive a syllabus and registration form.

Beginning Watercolor Workshop

08/01/2017 - 08/04/2017

Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND

Beginning Watercolor with Ellen Jean Diederich RRWS, TWSA, WW, WSA
August 1-4, 2017 Tuesday - Friday 9;00 - 3:30 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo

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. Students will go over understanding the paint medium. Ellen creates a comfortable class setting and working environment. Open to all ages. Class fee is $215.00.

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

All images Copyrighted by Ellen Jean Diederich. All rights reserved.

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