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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

Saturday, May 14, 2011


My board relates to my brand Spore because my board is an image of a collection of mushrooms. This is the first personal board that I have made at Oasis. This is an extension of previous artwork that I have done in the past, which included the same image on a series of high school lockers. My inspiration for my brand Spore comes from the appreciation of beauty I find in non-traditionally beautiful things.

The materials I used included spray paint, and tape for the stencils. Paint marker was also used in the end to add in the white dots on top of the red mushrooms. The elements I used in this design were lines: there’s lots of bold lines on the board that make it stand out. I also used bold colour, and curved shapes. The white dots on the mushrooms added texture to the whole look of the board. The principle of movement was also used because there are a lot of curved lines in the middle of the board.

What I am trying to communicate is a design that is original and something you wouldn’t usually see on a board. Mushrooms with faces are something that I would consider examples of untraditional beauty and creativity. I am very happy with this board, and I’m proud that my first personal board turned out better than I thought it would. I thank Oasis for giving me this opportunity to complete a longboard with my own design which has been something I’ve been wanting for a while.