Why be bored in school? Go to a Skateboard School!

This Toronto District School Board alternative school design program, where students earn high school credits by creating their own brand and running a skateboard business / professional design studio, now offers even more SK8 Entrepreneurship Opportunities & New Courses including SK8 & Art Co-ops, Native SK8 Studies, Physical Arts & Mindful Living...

OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (OSF): TDSB's ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.G.s since 2006!

APPLY NOW!!! (*Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.)

JUNE 29th UPDATE: OSF is now CLOSED FOR SUMMER and will reopen September 4th. We will be doing an Info Session for the remaining spaces on our student design team Wednesday Sept. 5th at 9AM in the OSF Classroom Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.

* ALL New and Returning OSF Students must come claim their preregistered spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 6th 10:30AM to 1:00PM. Mandatory Orientation for ALL STUDENTS Friday Sept. 7th 10:30AM to 1:00PM, with full day classes and projects starting Monday September 10th.
If you need assistance during the summer you can reach our Office Administrator at 416-393-9830

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Bat Board!



Inspired by my childhood years of watching Batman cartoons, this custom deck was definitely my highlight board of the year. This custom longboard was built in full day sessions, once a week for four weeks, at Roarockit Studio. With help from Ted Hunter, a template was drawn out, the mold was shaped, and veneers were cut. A spine was constructed with four layers of veneer that were pressed against the shape of the board then cut smaller and attached.

This project definitely opened up an entirely different world of board shaping for me. I no longer think skateboard art applies only to graphics, but to the shape of the board itself as well. As a student who has completed the program at OSF, I have pushed the envelope and expanded my skills as an art student. The Bat Board has taught me to pay as much attention to my canvas as I do to my art work.