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

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Flying Eyeball


I’m new at Oasis and this is the first board I’ve completed. The graphic I’ve done has to do with this stick-on-tattoo I bought at a dollar store when I was younger. Ever since then I drew that tattoo over and over again making it my own.

I was really attracted to it because I like how there are horns and dragon wings on the eye ball making it cool, but also it has this soft simple shape to it. The two identical flames on both ends create symmetrical balance.

I built this skateboard by gluing the wood together and sanding it for hours. It makes the board mean so much more when you build it yourself than an “all I did was a graphic” kind of thing. I spray painted the background with red, orange and yellow giving it a faded effect. After that, I made a stencil of my graphic then sprayed it on.

After I made my first board I was very proud of myself and I had a sense of accomplishment that I’ve never felt before. Working with my hands has been a really rewarding experience!