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, INDIGENOUS SK8 Studies, Physical Arts & Mindful Living...


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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Alternative Tentacle 7

Invitation: You can’t escape the grasp of Alternative Tentacle 7, a gripping exhibit by artists from nine Alternative Schools! Please join us at our Opening Party on Friday, May 11th from 7 to 9 PM! XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Ave. (North of Queen St. W.) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Secondary Alternative Schools: City / Contact / East York Alternative / Inglenook Oasis / SEE / SEED / Subway Two / West End (Toronto District School Board) Salon Show: Saturday, May 12th through Saturday, May 26th, 2012 Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 6PM For more information, Contact Craig Morrison at Oasis Skateboard Factory (416) 393-0845

OSF on Susan Hay's "Making a Difference" (Global TV airing Monday, April 30, 5:30-6:30)

Character Designs developed as extensions of Student Brands get turned into posters in preparation for a Guerilla Marketing workshop

Dream Decks mentored by Ted Hunter in process at Roarockit and in the OSF Classroom...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Prizes for Bamboo SK8's Picks from the Skateboard Sustainability Intensive: OSF student board to be hung in their Oceanside, California headquarters!


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!

Oasis Arts & Social Change Program Students join us for a free skate day at CJ's

Enjoying the warm spring weather by checking out new galleries in the hood (Posterboy show) and eating gelato!

SK8 Stickers for Student Companies roll out at The Baitshop

Custom Board for a Client

Friday, April 6, 2012

OSF x Bamboo SK8 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: