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!
SPACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER...APPLY NOW!!! (*Drop-in Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.... Next Sessions are June 26 & September 4)
Update for September 2019/OSF Year 11: The OSF 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. 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.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I had an idea for my first board graphic, a dragon wrapping around the board with a graffiti laser beam shooting from its mouth. I’ve always loved dragons because they appear so powerful. I’ve been doing graffiti for about two years so I wanted to incorporate it into my board. So I thought...graffiti dragon!
I decided to use my graffiti name,”Sakie”, for this board because it is meant to represent me. The dragon’s head is at the nose of the board, shooting the beam and graffiti towards the tail. The blue dragon contrasts with the red/ orange/ yellow background. The purple and gold graffiti work well with all the surrounding colors. The graphic was hand made, layer-by-layer, with a series of 9 or 10 stencils, as well as some free hand paint marker work.
My love of dragons and graffiti was my inspiration for this board as well as some ideas from my classmates. Personally I couldn’t be happier with how this board turned out. I’m happy I not only got to do this as a school assignment, but I get to keep this board and ride it. I get to represent myself on the street while I’m riding it!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Copy the following link to your browser to download and read the Artist Statements as a consolidation of learning and student reflection on our Sustainability Intensive/Graphic Design Challenge with Bamboo SK8: