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...APPLY NOW!!! (*Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.)


Monday, February 25, 2013

You are invited to an important OSF Community Council Meeting this Thursday, Feb. 28, 7-9PM at Roarockit (880 Millwood, 88 Bus from St. Clair Subway)


The OSF Community Council’s mandate is to provide a safety net to support our students and to enrich their experience of success in the school and community.




OSF COMMUNITY COUNCIL 2012-2013



*Sem. 2 Update

Co-Chairs: Ted Hunter & Norah Jackson, ted@roarockit.com, norah@roarockit.com, 416-938-4588 (Roarockit Skateboard Company)

Parent/Guardian Reps: Angela Echlin, angelae@tevelec.com, cell: 416-568-3595 & Belinda Toulouse, bel.toulouse@gmail.com, cell: 647-721-3597

Community Partner Rep: Ryan Rubin, info@longboardliving.com, 416-939-8723 (Longboard Living)

Coordinating Street Art/Design Mentor: Erin Zimerman AKA ROCK, 416-832-3304, hotdoghatman@gmail.com

Student Council Reps: Moises Frank, Kyle Echlin

Student Shop Manager: Kyle Echlin

OSF Student Alumni Rep: Carly Bond

Student Lead Designers: Moises TRNE TRKS Frank, Julieta Arias

Artist Collaborations Student Coordinators:Julieta Arias, Jacob Eisenstein

Student Nutrition Program Rep: Skittlez Gunn

Student Merch Table Managers: Claudinne Rocha, Mike, Gontmakher, Zach Benmergui

Student Studio Technicians: Manuela Harper, Danielle Andrzejewska, Justine Byer

Skate Team Mentor: Ariel Stagni, ariel.stagni@gmail.com, 647-290-3278

Student Skate Team & Promotions: Kieran McGregor, Jake Malpica-Herman, Karlton Ramrick-John, DJ Pangowish

OSF Storefront School Proposal Rep: Lauren Hortie, lauren.hortie@tdsb.on.ca, Cell: 416-587-2011

Teacher Advisor: Craig Morrison, craig.morrison@tdsb.on.ca, OSF Classroom: 416-393-0845, Cell: 416-888-0640



A Delicious & Inspiring Field Trip: Hands-on, Pedal-powered, Sustainable & Artisanal Chocolate-making Workshop at Chocosol










Friday, February 15, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ALL HANDS ON DECK!

A new semester of board building with Roarockit technology starts at OSF NOW!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fist Day of Classes for Sem. 2 at OSF: Spraypaint Safety and History of Graffiti Workshop with ROCK




The Sem. 1 OSF Yearbook 2012/13: A Class Set of Student Brand Stickers on a Custom Board!




IDLE NO MORE (OSFxSK8CODE)


End of Sem. 1 Boards for Clients...






Tiefz Tut


I like to skateboard, make music and draw.  I create weird art.  It’s a mix of a bunch of things, weird four-eyed creatures, Japanese inspired designs.  I like to draw weird characters and incorporate them into my skateboard design.  Hopefully I’ll have my own brand in the future and be an established painter.

I got inspired for this board by a few of my drawings of many-eyed creatures and then saw a thing on TV about Egypt.  I thought it would be cool to do a Egyptian-style toon.  The board is maple and I wood burned the image on.  I didn’t really see anyone doing wood burning at OSF this year, so I thought it would be really nice to try it on my board.  I focused on the use of line, using different shapes and repetitions of shapes and the movement of the lines themselves.  I was trying to show it is cool to use different things, and change everyday images into something new. 

I learned wood burning and it is a really unique skill!  I feel really accomplished with this board because I learned a new skill and challenged myself to use an image that isn’t normally seen in skateboard art...and it turned out really well!!!



Black Inc.



I enjoy long walks on the beach, moonlit dinners, and long conversation. I also make longboards.

My custom board is an extension of the brand I’ve created at OSF.  My brand is called Black Inc. The overall theme of my brand is line drawings done in black ink.  I also take a bit of inspiration from modern tattoo style art. Before getting a tattoo, you always receive a preliminary concept sketch. Usually this sketch is black and white, with small amounts of shading. That’s really what I’m trying to achieve.

The theme of my graphic on this board is beauty and freedom. That may not be the message directly conveyed, but that’s how I feel when I look at this board.  It was important for me to produce a graphic that I was completely in love with. I want to send this board out into the world feeling confident in the fact that whoever takes it with them will love it forever and I really hope I achieved that.
 
Like I said, I’m really inspired by tattoo art. Not so much the old school tattoo art. Anchors, and hearts with words “mom” scrawled across them, don’t really do it for me. Lately I’m really into Asian inspired tattoo art. There’s a shop called Chronic Ink that I really, really love. I can honestly say I like every single thing they do, and I follow them religiously. I just adore everything they’re doing.

For this board I used Canadian hard rock maple, lots of glue, a roarockit vacuum press, a skill saw, and various sanding utensils. I have two different coloured veneers; a brown and a teal. I feel the colours look wonderful together. So warm and earthy. I’m very happy with how it turned out.




Luvsumone – I LUV NY




What up world, you already know who it is;) TRNE TRKS, been a student at OSF for a year and a half now. You might recognize me as the Spanish artist with the never ending bad hair days, yeah.. that’s me.  I was born into this lifestyle of graffiti and hip hop and a lot of my art reflects that. Currently I stopped skating as much to focus more on my art. I'm really trying switch the game up and paint on random objects beyond the limits of a squared canvas. I find that one of the hardest things in life is trying to balance everything, especially when you love too much, lol. My dream for the future would look a little something like this… a super awesome drop-in art/dance studio where youth would get the opportunity to just paint and get away from struggles or have someone to talk to and learn about Jesus Christ. 

Bottom Image/Top Board: This board was pressed using Roarokit technology and was a commissioned cruiser for a cop I met last summer. She really wanted a New York theme with a graffiti twist.  The funny thing about this board is that I painted this exact image mural size so it was fun to do it again on a smaller scale. The colours were totally down my lane, warm, vibrant and just straight up delicious! I was really inspired by fruits check it out, mango on top and kiwi on bottom, yumm. I began with taping up the first side of the board so half of it was exposed and then I went at it with spray cans and my magic touch, fading and layering and speckling at just the right pressure. I let that dry and then did it to the bottom side. There is definitely balance and focus on the board and sense of line and shape. I was aiming to communicate the liveliness and warmth of a city like New York.  That’s why I used a lot of bright colours. The skyline and bridge were simple stencils, sprayed with darker colours to put a focal point on the center of the board and to make a clear division of sky and water. The way I see a spray can is like an explosion focused on one spot and once you can master that you can create anything.  When you look really closely at the sky it’s just tons of dots placed just at the right spot. I really enjoyed making nature out of my own mind and of course adding my graffiti flavour. 
 
LUVSUMONE: Love God, Love Art, Love People.



OISE Teaching Intern helps OSF student finish his LAST MATH COURSE EVER!!!