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 Entrepreneurship Opportunities & New Courses including SK8 & Art Co-ops...APPLY NOW!!! (*Resuming September 9th, 2015, Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.)
*UPDATE: Spaces are still available for September, but our classroom is now closed for summer. We will reopen with an Info Session on Wednesday September 9th at 9AM for students wanting to apply for a spot on the OSF Student Design Team. While we will not be returning messages over the summer, you can speak to our Office Administrator Anita Court during the first part of July and end of August at 416-393-9830 firstname.lastname@example.org
All new accepted pre-registered students and all returning OSF leadership students must come in to be timetabled at 10:30AM (to 12noon) on Wednesday September 9th.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I’ve been attending the Oasis Skateboard Factory for a year and a half and I just produced my first custom board. The board is more focused on the shape because I carved my own completely original mould rather than the graphic itself. The graphic is only two lines: the purple one is in the centre with a thinner white one slightly to the side. I feel this gave it a classic kind of surfboard look. A board I saw at Roarockit called the Chubby Racer was my inspiration for this deck.
I used a number of materials on this board: three different sandpapers, a sanding belt, sand tipped drill bit, a Styrofoam mould, vacuum press, spray paint, seven plies of Canadian maple, and wood sealer. I like this board. I spent a lot of time and effort shaping it and making the wheel wells (it took an entire day to do these alone!).
I am proud of this board. It’s the only one of the eight boards I have produced here so far at the factory that I plan on riding and I can’t wait. I am graduating this semester but I hope I can stay connected to this program. It’s a great place full of creative people I am also applying for a grant to continue the company I started while in the program. Good luck to all future students and try and take advantage of the program.