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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...

OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (OSF): TDSB's ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.G.s since 2006!

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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

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sakie


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!