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.)

JUNE 29th UPDATE: OSF is now CLOSED FOR SUMMER and will reopen September 4th. We will be doing an Info Session for the remaining spaces on our student design team Wednesday Sept. 5th at 9AM in the OSF Classroom Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.

* ALL New and Returning OSF Students must come claim their preregistered spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 6th 10:30AM to 1:00PM. Mandatory Orientation for ALL STUDENTS Friday Sept. 7th 10:30AM to 1:00PM, with full day classes and projects starting Monday September 10th.
If you need assistance during the summer you can reach our Office Administrator at 416-393-9830

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Student Brand: MTS

I am a first semester student at OSF.  My brand is MTS or Menace to Society.  For my first board, I spraypainted the letters MTS with red spraypaintwith a black background and gold speckles.  I painted the board red and taped the letters off, creating a reverse stencil.

The board represents me because I haven’t followed society’s rules. For example, I haven’t been in school for years. I picked the red and black colour scheme to reflect this bold, in your face feeling. I wanted the colours on the board to really pop. I used the brighter colour for the letters so they stand out.

This is my first skateboard and I think making it was sick. It’s cool to know how something I’ve always used is made. On my next board I will pay more attention to the wood grain to prevent chipping. Making a board was a cool and unique assignment that you wouldn’t normally be able to get to do at a school to get credits.