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!
APPLY NOW!!! (*Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.)
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
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
PR95: "The Classic"
Half a semester has passed and I'm still in love with this school, so its really no surprise that I would draw on this inspiring place to make myself something so clean and classy.
I started out with pre-cut Canadian hardrock maple, pressed it with Roarockit technology and I could see my board slowly coming alive! With the plan of starting my own brand, I looked to the public for ideas for the graphic. Everywhere I looked I could see that people were almost attachted to crest designs: sports teams, hip hop logos and street wear. It was almost like everyone belonged to these out-played brands as a trend and had lost the passion for what they individually want or could have. Having this observation in mind, I created my own personal crest with the feur-de-lys and other decorative elements so I could introduce change into the local skate/street wear market.
My color scheme was based around medieval royalty, using white as the background and velvet purple as an accent with gold as the main theme. I glossed over the board several times so the colours really popped, which made those powerful colours "forever classy"!
After working through the process of board and brand-building, I started to realize that I could do this for a long time as a career after my time enrolled at OSF. Pushing myself there now is the thing that has made me succesful over these past few months, so I'm just going to keep on pushing up those hills till I reach my life goals... Thanks OSF!
Pashun over Fashion!