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.)
Update: We are taking applications for September OSF Year 11 starting May 15... come to Wednesday 9am Info Sessions to get an application (May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 12, 19 & 26)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
OSF Pop-up Shop at Art Gallery of Ontario May 1, 4-10PM (OSF Art Installation on display May 1-12, 2013)
- The AGO Youth Council’s new project with guest artist Hazel Meyer
- A pop-up shop by Oasis Skateboard Factory
- Live painting with Elicser
- Grant-writing and fundraising workshops for youth by ArtReach
- Drop-in art-making activities
- Break dancing battle and beat-boxing showcase by UNITY
- Sports Muralist and athletes from the PanAm Games
- DJs and live performances
- Special guest speakers include Mme. Michaelle Jean!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Happy Earth Day: Bamboo Skateboards swag for the winners of our Fourth Annual OSF x Bamboo Skateboards Graphic Design Challenge
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Installation Sneak Peak: BOARD N' SCHOOL skateboard art auction to support OSF tonight at Gladstone Hotel 7-10PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This is my first semester at Oasis Skateboard Factory. I've lived in Toronto all my life. I’ve never moved except when it came to schools. I was jumping from school to school trying to find the right fit for me. Throughout high school I was never really active or played any sports; I was mostly only just acing my art classes. When I first heard of OSF I really didn't consider the school as I had no experience skateboarding. Once I heard drawing and design was involved I thought it would be an interesting experience. Turns out I am now showing up to school, enjoying waking up to come to class to finish projects, and share some new drawings. I was never too confident about my art till I went to OSF. I felt like my art is finally starting to be appreciated. I have started drawing again like crazy. Now I've been drawing way more then I used too.
For my first board I decided to do a doll from my favorite anime "Another". She always kind of creeped me out in a beautiful way. There’s something about dolls I’m so drawn too. My love for creepy, gory looking dolls started when I was 10 years old and my dad brought me home this doll in a coffin from the brand "Living Dead Dolls". I guess those dolls replaced my "Barbie phase". Many artists and characters have inspired me, like Shary Boyle, Mary Pratt, Tim Burton, Emily the Strange, John Tenniel, and the list goes on.
I plan to make more longboards with my original drawings of dolls in the future.