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.)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER REGISTRATION!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

OSF Merch Table & Art Exhibit at National Youth Arts Week Launch Party: Thursday, May 1


Hear about important developments for the future of OSF and help with year end planning and events: Our rescheduled last Community Council Meeting of the year is happening this Tuesday, April 29th, 7-9PM at Roarockit Skateboard Company (880 Millwood)

OSF is waiting to present after the Minister of Education at a conference for all the school boards in Ontario: SK8Art & Entrepreneurship as Student Engagement & Student Success!


OSF x ANOMALY: Students get personal support with their SK8 Brands in preparation for June brand book presentations



Unique-Unexpected-Unforgettable-Unconventional: Guerrilla Marketing class for OSF @ ANOMALY


If you want it come & get it...an example of OSF Custom Grip by student Lit Co gets the thumbs up!


ARMOR



Hi this is my first semester at OSF. I was proud of my experience at another alternative school but now I'm graduating from OSF with an even greater sense of achievement. This my first skateboard I've made. I have been absorbing the skate culture that I haven't been involved with before and this community has immediately welcomed me into it. My first board is an introduction to my new brand ARMOR which represents wearing the style you're already comfortable with as protection from all the world throws at you. Being comfortable in your skin, and letting people know what you are all about. The products for my brand let you put on new armour to face the world.

This board is made up of seven layers of Canadian maple veneer that I glued and pressed together. Shaping and sanding this board was a lot more work than I expected, but it was still something that I enjoyed. I put my brand logo word mark on the finished board using spray paint that I stencilled through masking tape. Cutting it out was nerve-racking, but it turned out a lot more clean than I thought it would. I think it looks really awesome!

The next step for ARMOR is to expand my brand with more graphics with bolder ideas. I'm looking forward to working on stickers, t-shirts and more boards to see how big my brand can be.

Monday, April 14, 2014

GENERATION GRIND: Skateboard Art & Auction Wednesday April 16, 7PM at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. West)











Hope to see you at...
GENERATION GRIND:
Skateboard Art & Auction
Wednesday April 16, 7PM at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. West)

OSF/TDSB Students + Roarockit x 19 Local Artists = one awesome show!
Silent Auction Opening Bids = $100

Promote the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484175035135770

In anticipation of the Generation Grind opening party & auction to support our students and help the OSF program continue to grow, we want to thank those who supported our school crew to get our show up and looking so professional today: our generous best friends at Roarockit, super-awesome staff at Gladstone Hotel, OCADU Big Ideas & Rapid Prototype Lab staff, Mark Titchner, tensegrity masterminds Ryan & Peter, dedicated interns & volunteers Adam, Anna, Paul, and the over 20 local talented Artists & Designers who have volunteered their time to mentor youth and collaborate with us on presenting some wicked cool boards for you to bid on at Wednesday's silent auction!


Pick up OSF History Class designed vintage Toronto felt Pennants $5 at the front desk display of the Gladstone Hotel



The final GENERATION GRIND laser-cut board project up at Gladstone Hotel to April 20th: OSF x Mark Titchner x OCADU


Generation Grind installation day at the Gladstone Hotel (Opening Party & Auction April 16, 7pm)
















The Roarockit circle is up! (Installing GENERATION GRIND SK8Auction to support OSF April 16, 7pm)



Sneak peek of a RUNT collab, one of the awesome boards up for auction this Wednesday April 16 to support OSF (Gladstone Hotel 7pm presented by Roarockit)!


Some kid is gonna be stoked when they get this gift of OSF Student stenciled griptape delivered to the mom today!


Forests Ontario presentation provides another perspective into the politics of wood following our investigations into SK8 Sustainability


West End Alternative student filmmakers visited OSF to see an alternative school in action: ALT9 promo video now in production


Final coat goes on OSF x Mark Titchner x OCADU BIG IDEAS Grant Winning laser-cut boards...check them out on display at the Gladstone Hotel GENERATION GRIND Opening Party April 16, 7PM


A beautiful day for an OSF Churros Break in Kensington Market! (Thursday, April 10)


Cool to see OSF Design Services menus printed by our students in use at Gladstone Hotel tonight!


OSF/TDSB Winners of Big Ideas grant to promote equity & access...thanks OCADU for funding opportunities for youth!!!


New Niche market? Pet Portrait board sent to client...


TOMORROW SHOULD BE OURS memento-mori board self-portraits made in the Rapid Prototype Lab (OSF x Mark Titchner x OCADU) on display @ GENERATION GRIND




OSF Gr. 12 Art Students in the OCADU Rapid Prototype Lab


Applying the employability skills learned at OSF, this student got hired!!!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Schedule Change: Because of our upcoming show, our next Community Council Meeting will be postponed 2 weeks and is now scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th, 7-9PM at Roarockit Skateboard Company (880 Millwood)

Hope to see you at...
GENERATION GRIND:
Skateboard Art & Auction
Wednesday April 16, 7PM at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. West)

OSF/TDSB Students + Roarockit x 19 Local Artists = one awesome show!
Silent Auction Opening Bids = $100

Check out the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484175035135770

OSF Day of Pink: We value diversity & inclusion in our classroom & design practice!