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...
OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (OSF) "ON THE GRIND": TDSB's ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.G.s since 2006!
*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, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
While many students would rush out of school before a long weekend, OSF students wanted to stay after school to learn to print their new Skate Team Tees!
Thanks to East York Alternative and Teacher Adam Passarello for letting us use their awesome screen printing classroom!
The graphic that I have made for my first deck is the planet earth looking gray and colourless with colours leaving earth in a flowy way. This graphic was what sparked my interest in art because I had bad grades in every class (including art) but I doodled all the time and the first time I put effort into an art piece at my old school I got an amazing mark. This graphic consist of layers of spray paint and then some touch ups with paint marker. The board has stars all over it to keep the board looking consistent.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Learning through Teaching: OSF Students take their Artist Buddy through the steps of the Roarockit method to press a board in preperation for our April Auction
Sunday, March 24, 2013
OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (School / SK8 & Street Art Design Services)
- Are you 16-19 years of age and wanting to be reengaged in school by doing real-world projects in the community?
- Do you love visual arts, design, street art and skateboard culture?
- Earn Gr. 9/10/11 compulsory & elective high-school credits by running an entrepreneurial skateboard design business.
- Learn hands-on to build skateboards, design original custom graphics, work with local artists and community partners, market, retail and display your own brand… and have the opportunity to earn $$$!
INFORMATION SESSION DATES for Sept. 2013 Registration at Oasis Skateboard Factory: Every Wednesday at 9:00AM starting April 3 (Application Packages for Sept. 2013 Registration at OSF are Due Friday, May 31, Interviews will be scheduled June 4 & 5). *All hour-long, drop-in info sessions take place on Wednesdays at 9:00AM sharp in Room 3, Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas St. West at Bathurst. (Note: Due to space and time constraints, latecomers will have to return for the next scheduled session) -----Note: Spaces are available for young women age 16+ to participate in OSF initiatives promoting women in skateboarding/graffiti.