We are dedicated to fostering printmaking in the greater Los Angeles area through a much needed community hub centered around accessibility and artist involvement.
Heavy Gel will continue offering print and publishing services, facilities, and workshops.
PSLA Projects will expand it’s programming to include more in-person artist residencies, fellowships, internships, grants and fundraising.
Since first opening in 2012, Heavy Gel has opened it’s doors to artists and soon-to-be printmakers, providing hands-on workshops as well as community access to our facilities and equipment. In addition, we offer commission printing for artists, designers, musicians, companies and brands.
In 2018 we co-opened The Print Shop LA as a dedicated community space where the public could actively rent the studio to work on their own projects. The studio also functioned as a gallery and event space, hosting print-themed exhibitions, artist and publisher vending opportunities, funded artist residencies, grants, and internships- for or college credit or studio access. We even gifted a risograph to one lucky printer at one of our exhibitions!
Facilities and equipment included:
screen printing on paper, t shirts, and textiles
large format guillotine paper cutter
woodcut and relief printing
zines / artists books
click here for a tour of our former studio!
Throughout the pandemic and racial tensions of 2020, PSLA offered safe, private workshops and individual studio access. We opened our Risograph to offer free printing for protest signs. The Trans Healthcare Grant raised over $4,000 going directly to the medical expenses of two recipients. We were able to provide space for one in-person artist-in-residence. In 2021 we started a new curated publishing program, Artist Series Editions, and awarded 3 remote publishing grants to be printed in our new space.
The studio hopes to be able to offer exhibition, vending, and sales opportunities to the LA community. We are aiming to raise a minimum of 25K in order to cover our moving expenses and expand this accessible printmaking studio to continue providing art and publishing tools to independent artists.
This support will secure the future of our community printmaking studio and organization, and allow us to keep our doors open to the public. We are dedicated to providing access to printmaking workshops & residencies as well as create opportunities for publishing, exhibitions, post BFA and MFA opportunities, internships, employment, and studio access.
SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS(Monthly or Annual)
Please stay tuned for information on studio rental memberships and rates.
For a one time donation please visit our GOFUNDME
All membership levels come with a Heavy Gel x PSLA tote bag and hand printed thank you card.
Print Isn’t Dead
$10 (monthly) /$100 (annual)
Give your support to the community print shop for things like lightbulbs and trash bags! Every dollar is an investment in print education, exhibitions, and opportunities for artists. You will receive invites to all events and notifications about upcoming programming and print releases!
$20 (monthly) / $200 (annual)
Artist level members receive discounts on studio access, workshops, and residency fees, as well as invitations to participate in future print exchanges, calls for art and exhibition opportunities!