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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Komodo Dragon


I‘m in the Oasis Skateboard Factory and I like this school a lot. I am 16 years old and this is the first skateboard deck I made.

My theme for my board was a Komodo Dragon in the Amazon rain forest I couldn’t find any Komodo Dragon stencils on the internet so I thought I could be one of the first to make one, so I did this deck.

First, I made a copy of a Komodo Dragon and drew it on tracing paper. Then, I cut out a stencil with the plastic paper and tapped off all the sides of my deck that didn’t need paint and then sprayed off each layer a different colour.

I used pattern and balance by putting two palm trees at each end of my board and I used the element of lines to make an outline so I knew were to put the colours.

I’m really happy with this board I made; I really enjoyed the process of making it and worked to the best of my ability.