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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Demewnic




















Hi this is my first semester at OSF. My brand is Demewnic which a play on the word Demonic with a feline twist.  My brand exists to take all things cute and turn them into you worst nightmares. My graphic on my first board is an image of a human wearing a severed cathead mask leaning against a tree in a moody environment.

I used lots of red and black to communicate the dark elements of my brand. I made the graphic with spraypaint and paint marker. I made the actual board out of Canadian maple. This was the first thing I made out of wood and I’m really stoked to ride it!

I learned to make sure every surface you do not want to spray is covered with paper so that you don’t get overspray, which is difficult to fix. On my next board I will be more careful spraypainting and manage my time better so I’m not rushed. Overall, I have learned more in a month at OSF than my whole previous high school experience, from designing and creating my own brand and the related teamwork and communication skills. I can’t wait to freak people out with my next branded creation!