January 25th, 2015

Intro to Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

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Intro to photo emulsion screen printing

Feb 1st 1-4pm

This is a one day class run by Heavy Gel print shop and located at Limited Ink Studios. The class will cover the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion.

In this technique, a silkscreen is coated with a light sensitive emulsion and then exposed under a high intensity light with an opaque image or black film.

Students will learn about

  • prepping images for silk screens
  • mesh counts for printing on various materials and details
  • coating and burning screens
  • printing

Students should bring a silkscreen of any size, silkscreen ink or acrylic paint, (available at Blick, Blue Rooster, Baller Art, Artists and Craftsman) and whatever they’d like to print on: fabric, wood, paper, etc.

 Images must be in black and white to print (no greyscale).* Half tones are also acceptable.

Prior to class e-mail high quality images in the size you want them to print to info@heavygel.com. PDF, Photoshop or Illustrator file preferred. Students may also cut stencils by hand*

*the black or opaque otherwise known as “positive” parts of the image are what will be exposed and washed out to be printed. If all this image prep info is completely new or you have questions, e-mailinfo@heavygel.com and I’ll help you out. :D

$80, all materials included (incl. silkscreen, which you can take home with you)

SIGN UP HERE

January 22nd, 2015

@heavygel is Lookin GOOD!! Moved something's around in the kitchen for this awesome set up. Check out the website for more info on classes! #losangeles #limitedink #silkscreen #burningacreens #eatyourheartout #studio #heavygela #wip #posters #print #lookingood
@heavygel is Lookin GOOD!! Moved something’s around in the kitchen for this awesome set up. Check out the website for more info on classes! #losangeles #limitedink #silkscreen #burningacreens #eatyourheartout #studio #heavygela #wip #posters #print #lookingood

January 14th, 2015

This is my little #electronics #artstudio connected to #heavygela and #limmitedinkstudios I hung #pictureframes #silkscreening #artistspaces #circuitbending #collage #xseande #workshops #officehours
This is my little #electronics #artstudio connected to #heavygela and #limmitedinkstudios I hung #pictureframes #silkscreening #artistspaces #circuitbending #collage #xseande #workshops #officehours

January 14th, 2015

#framing #officehours #hg4 #hgla #heavygela #stickers #businesscards #artiststatement #xseande
#framing #officehours #hg4 #hgla #heavygela #stickers #businesscards #artiststatement #xseande

December 16th, 2014

#wallofpaint #screenprinting #artstudio #limmitedink #heavygela #mylifeinmilkcrates
#wallofpaint #screenprinting #artstudio #limmitedink #heavygela #mylifeinmilkcrates

December 13th, 2014

#heavygela moved again. We loved #downtownartistspace but I found a new community art studio  above another print shop, near #silverlake that was too good too pass up. We're in #limmitedinkstudios now and this is the first time we've ever had (finally) a designated #darkroom #coworking #screenprintingclasses #communityscreenprinting #openstudios #galleryshows #workshops #lascreenprinting #silkscreening
#heavygela moved again. We loved #downtownartistspace but I found a new community art studio above another print shop, near #silverlake that was too good too pass up. We’re in #limmitedinkstudios now and this is the first time we’ve ever had (finally) a designated #darkroom #coworking #screenprintingclasses #communityscreenprinting #openstudios #galleryshows #workshops #lascreenprinting #silkscreening

December 1st, 2014

Been making flyers lately- I think @timmersontim made this original collage for this flyer, I know that green paper is the inside cover of a sketchbook. This shows at @thelexingtonbar this Wed #heavygela
Been making flyers lately- I think @timmersontim made this original collage for this flyer, I know that green paper is the inside cover of a sketchbook. This shows at @thelexingtonbar this Wed #heavygela

November 9th, 2014

Printing in HG3 #screenprinting #cassettes #xseande #taperelease #heavygela #downtownartistspace
Printing in HG3 #screenprinting #cassettes #xseande #taperelease #heavygela #downtownartistspace

November 7th, 2014

#electronics #noiselife #soundstudio #circuitbending #heavygela #downtownartistspace
#electronics #noiselife #soundstudio #circuitbending #heavygela #downtownartistspace

November 1st, 2014

#heavygela has moved into a work only #artstudio with a bunch of other talented artists #woodshop #metalshop #ceramics #hugegarden #screenprinting #design #unpacking #dtla #artwalk #tired #heavy
#heavygela has moved into a work only #artstudio with a bunch of other talented artists #woodshop #metalshop #ceramics #hugegarden #screenprinting #design #unpacking #dtla #artwalk #tired #heavy

October 12th, 2014

#heavygela is burning
#heavygela is burning

September 28th, 2014

#feedbacula came to visit! And they have all our old #stickers #heavygela
#feedbacula came to visit! And they have all our old #stickers #heavygela

September 7th, 2014

DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN / ROBEDOOR / DIN / BAILOUTS POSTER

#heavygela #synthesizers #screenprinted #glitch #gigposter

DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN POSTER

By: Heavy Gel
Date: 2014
Media: 6 color screen print on white 80lb cover
Size: 18 x 24″
Edition: 10

$15.00


Gig poster for a summer experimental music/noise show hosted at Heavy Gel LA.


#heavygela #synthesizers #screenprinted #glitch #gigposter

 

July 18th, 2014

Just finished a new batch of posters, stickers, and patches. Hello LA #heavygela #screenprints
Just finished a new batch of posters, stickers, and patches. Hello LA #heavygela #screenprints

July 16th, 2014

#heavygela #isitsummeryet #sweaty 
#heavygela #isitsummeryet #sweaty
 

July 16th, 2014

IT’S 3AM AND HOT

No really #printoclock #heavygela 
No really #printoclock #heavygela

June 6th, 2014

Wanders Studio Visit

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Former Heavy Gel studio members Abe Homer and Sam Dorge stopped at HGLA on their photographic discovery voyage across the USA. They are documenting their wanderings on

http://wearewanderers365.tumblr.com/

 

June 6th, 2014

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400 posters for #thehackadayprize they gave us a bunch of #swag #heavygela

April 3rd, 2014

Studio Construction

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Duncan and I have been doing construction to our studio.

Building walls.

Scrubbing floors.

Studding about.

 

March 7th, 2014

ASTATIC / VAMOS! / BARRACUDA

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Criminal Hygiene pulled out at the last minute, so Duncan and I chose this point in time to debut our surf rock project, Barracuda

MISSED IT? GET A POSTER!

February 22nd, 2014

Composing A Poster

                #heavygela is getting ready for our first event. #justtgrowingitoutthere #chance #composition
Heavy Gel (LA) is getting ready for our first event.

#justthrowingitoutthere #chance #composition

February 21st, 2014

L.Aundry

Portrait of the artists' laundry #laundryexhibit #heavygela #xseande

 

XSE&E participated in this pop up gallery in a laundry mat.

The laundry mat was open and people were doing laundry. Myself included. I sold some work, and gave a really embarrassing interview for some show on the Ovation network. This is a truth about LA- dudes with cameras everywhere. 

Portrait of the artists’ laundry

February 19th, 2014

Car Wash

#stripping #carwash #heavygela

We left our pressure washer dead and buried in a dank Chicago basement. Till we get a new one, we’ll be stripping at the carwash.

February 18th, 2014

Feedbacula Poster Preview

#feedbacula poster preview. #heavygela looks like #davidhockneys been hosting pool parties here.

4 colors down, 2 to go.

Heavygel looks like David Hockneys’ been hosting pool parties here.

 

February 14th, 2014

Poster for #thefuns Feb 20th #emporium designed by The Funs #screenprinting #gigposter #heavygela
Poster for #thefuns Feb 20th #emporium designed by The Funs #screenprinting #gigposter #heavygela