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

OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (OSF): 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.

SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AT OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY FOR SEPTEMBER...APPLY NOW!!!

Update for September Registration 2019/OSF Year 11: The Oasis Skateboard Factory Classroom is now closed and we won't be returning calls until Sept. 4. If you need to reach someone over the summer please call the Oasis Alternative S.S. Main Office at 416-393-9830 (20 Brant St. 3rd Floor). We will be holding a drop-in Info Session for remaining spaces on Wednesday Sept. 4 at 9AM,. Thursday Sept. 5th at 4PM and Friday Sept. 6th at 1PM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.). All New and Returning Students must claim their spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 5 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Mandatory Orientation for All Students Friday Sept. 6 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Full day classes and projects start Monday Sept. 9, 2019.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ride Low Industries




I’m a first semester student at Oasis Skateboard Factory.  My brand is “Ride Low Industries”, which is a cruising/longboarding company.  My target market is anyone that’s looking for a cheap, low emission way to get around the city.

For my personal board I chose to do three skeletons oriented to show the progression of how to get on a board.  It wasn’t really my first idea, the first idea was to put “Ride Low Industries” across the bottom but I didn’t like how it looked. Designing the board was probably the hardest thing about making the board.  I found all the woodworking went by quickly and then when it came time for me to put a picture on the deck there were so many options.  I just didn’t know what to do and what I’d like best.

For the design I picked I had to first find a skeleton graphic, which was just a side view of a skeleton standing straight so I needed to change the image to fit the progression.  I used a light box and through lots of trial and error I came up with the final images.  Then I applied a black base coat, and then had to create three individual stencils and then sprayed them white.  Then I used a Fineliner to draw in all the detail.

From designing this board I learned that there is a lot more that goes into designing a board than wood and a picture.  I like the board, but I think it could be a lot better...I’ve heard that everyone has that feeling about their first personal board.