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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, INDIGENOUS SK8 Studies, Physical Arts & Mindful Living...


*Drop-in Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.) during the school year.


Update for September Registration 2019/OSF Year 11: The Oasis Skateboard Factory Classroom is now closed and we won't be returning calls until Sept. 4. If you need to reach someone over the summer please call the Oasis Alternative S.S. Main Office at 416-393-9830 (20 Brant St. 3rd Floor). We will be holding a drop-in Info Session for remaining spaces on Wednesday Sept. 4 at 9AM,. Thursday Sept. 5th at 4PM and Friday Sept. 6th at 1PM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.). All New and Returning Students must claim their spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 5 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Mandatory Orientation for All Students Friday Sept. 6 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Full day classes and projects start Monday Sept. 9, 2019.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Shred Empire!

My brand name is Shred Empire.  The theme of my skateboard is a 3D cartoon/ comic art effect.  My inspiration is the beautiful street art around my community. Also, the murals and underground graffiti really caught my interest.  I used different types of techniques to create my graphics.  I used spray paint to layer the background one by one.  Then I proceeded to create the outline and details with a sharpie ink pen. I played with the contrast by making the background bright orange to make the white and black letters stand out.  My artwork was signed with my friends’ tags to give the idea of a crew of creative skaters.

My personal response to my first skateboard is that I learned a lot in the process. I feel like I have a lot to improve on when it comes to applying the graphics cleanly. For example, I now know that I should draw with clean hands and not touch the paint with dirty fingers!