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*Drop-in Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.) during the school year.


Update for September Registration 2019/OSF Year 11: The Oasis Skateboard Factory Classroom is now closed and we won't be returning calls until Sept. 4. If you need to reach someone over the summer please call the Oasis Alternative S.S. Main Office at 416-393-9830 (20 Brant St. 3rd Floor). We will be holding a drop-in Info Session for remaining spaces on Wednesday Sept. 4 at 9AM,. Thursday Sept. 5th at 4PM and Friday Sept. 6th at 1PM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.). All New and Returning Students must claim their spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 5 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Mandatory Orientation for All Students Friday Sept. 6 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Full day classes and projects start Monday Sept. 9, 2019.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Zombie Apocalypse

This is my third semester at the Factory. This longboard represents my love for horror films. Hence the “zombie apocalypse” taking place on the underside of the board.

It is a pintail longboard, made of 100% pure Canadian maple with an added kick-tail on the backside for ample manoeuvrability, control and for pivoting. A kick-tail is also ideal for someone transitioning from a street deck to a longboard.

I used a limited colour pallet of just green on black. This gave my design lots of contrast which supported my theme and conveys a darker, nighttime atmosphere. I dipped the whole board in black, then I made stencils for the green graphics. Later I hand painted extra details of black into the design to make it pop. I also layered in some misty and drippy techniques to top it off. Finally, I added an offset racing stripe on the top that wraps over the nose and down the top of the graphic and merges into a lightening bolt.

So, if you too have a love for horror films or zombies, be sure to check it out at Fine Grind 3, our upcoming art show on Wednesday, January 26 through to February 28 at Manic Coffee (426 College St).