Bohemian Rhapsody with Michelle Ward

Create an accordion artist book filled with color and pattern and lyrics of the iconic song by Queen.

We will listen to the melody and composition of the music, then interpret our impressions visually.  The purpose is to focus on blending paint colors and how to incorporate specific text on pages. 

This is a terrific self-imposed assignment to practice building single pages that work together as an entire piece.  We will finish both sides of an eight panel pre-folded accordion substrate, as well as a portfolio-style cover.

The lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody have been prepared and typeset for your use. If you prefer documenting a different song please bring laser copies (not inkjet) of the lyrics.  Panels are 5” x 7” (total of 16).  Class fee includes accordion book kit.

Supplies required: 
  • white gesso,
  • acrylic paints (palette of your choice),
  • brayer,
  • spray bottle for water,
  • cloth rag,
  • gel medium or adhesive of choice,
  • handful of round bristle brushes,
  • scissors,
  • favorite stencils and mark-making tools. 
  • Optional: rubber stamps and ink pad.
Instructor will provide:  accordion book kit, lyric print-outs, paint and stencils to share.



Cost: $ 130.00