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.)

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Umbilical Board

My name is Kevin and I recently turned 17! I’m a new student at the Oasis Skateboard Factory. For my first personal board, I decided to make a mini board; The Umbilical Board. The Umbilical Board is a baby who is being held up by his umbilical cord. The inspiration comes from horror movies and cute things I see on Tumblr. The materials I used are tape, x-acto knife, paper, spray paint, and a maple wood mini board. The technique that was used to make the board was stenciling. We would tape up the board then trace the outline of the graphic onto the tape. Then we’d proceed with cutting out the outline then spray painting it. We would do it layer by layers and eventually the graphic would be done! The elements and principle of design that I used are the value in purple, the round shapes, and the repetition of shapes and colours throughout the board. The purple on the board fades out as it approaches the head and I mostly used round shapes for the graphic. For my first board I think I did okay, it’s full of flaws but I learned to move on from them. I learned how to spray paint and how to use stencils to make a skateboard design! There was a lot of work, took a lot of time, and I wasted a lot of tears but it was worth it.