Watercolor workshops

Taube hosting classes by well-known watercolorist Diedrich

The Taube Museum of Art is hosting a Basic Watercolor and Design Workshop by watercolorist Ellen Jean Diederich of Fargo.

Diederich has a BFA degree in fine art and a BA in art education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and has been painting professionally since 1985. She is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Diederich was the charter chairman of the RRWS national juried exhibition. She is president of her publishing company, Givinity Press, providing reproductions and a line of note cards and Christmas cards.

In addition to the Basic Watercolor and Design Workshop, Diederich will teach a “Paint Samson’s Portrait” class for children ages 7 to 12 on Tuesday, May 1 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The class is based upon her award winning book “Samson’s Gift.”

Class participants will receive a short drawing lesson followed by how to mix and use watercolors before completing the actual portrait. Each participant will leave with a completed watercolor portrait and a signed copy of her book. The class is $30 per child and includes all supplies and a copy of the book.

Preregistration is required due to limited class size. A number of scholarships are available for the children’s class for those needing assistance in covering the class fee. Call the Taube for more information on how to secure a scholarship.

To register for either session, contact the Taube Museum of Art by phone at 838-4445, stop by the museum during normal business hours, or email taube2@srt.com with any questions.