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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...


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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

Monday, May 16, 2011


This is my first personal board I created for my company, Eye4Eyes. The inspiration for my board can be described as "Alice in Wonderland meets the real world". My board involves the nautical theme from my company inspired by the traditional style of sailor and pin-up girl tattoos. Since I want to become a tattoo artist after I finish school, the tattoo element plays a big part in my company and my designs. A lot of what I draw is inspired by what I see on the internet and in magazines.

The materials I used were spray paint and paint markers. When I was nearly done my board I added highlights to the figure’s skin. I created a highlight on the tentacle by using a white paint marker, smudging blotches using my finger. This technique gave it the final look of reflecting light on the figure’s skin, the tentacle and the bunny. The colors I used really made my board pop by adding the highlights. With the technique of smudging the paint marker with my finger, texture and dimension was added to my board. The tentacle creates movement on my board that guides the viewer’s eye from the top of my board through the rest of my graphic.

Personally I really liked this graphic and I’m really proud that I learned how to press and shave down my own board. I’m also really happy that I figured out that I can smudge paint marker to create a highlight as well as to add shading to my board.