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, 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...APPLY NOW!!!

Semester 2 Update: So many cool skaters, designers and creators have emerged through our program over the past decade... Picture you on our Year 11 crew! OSF is taking applications to start school Sem. 2 February...Drop in to a Wednesday 9AM Info Session in Dec. & Jan. to get an application until spaces fill up.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thank you @sugarbomb_printing for helping students set up a new SK8 Sticker Studio in the OSF office!


Cute Or Disturbing?

Proceeds from this OSF X Longboard Living project going to ENAGB Youth Program at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (3 of 6 boards sold already!)

Got to have your game on to be talking skateboard building with the OGs @roarockit !

Many Proud Parents at our Open House!

Introducing our new OCADU Intern EMILY....great to have you on board!

Our Trustee @ausmalik out supporting our youth event

Students explaining the meaning in our TKARONTO series at the OSF Open House

OSF X Longboard Living Product Catalogue hot of the press with hand braided Medicine Wheel inspired colour binding


OSF Designers with their @anomaly Mentors developing their Brand Identies

Exploring what makes up your brand's Visual Identity @anomaly Lunch & Learn

Our Young Creatives!

OSF X Longboard Living Product Catalogue 2016

Sanding 23 boards for @chiefladybird today

Diwali Celebration and sharing snacks at Scadding Court Community Centre

OSF's Acknowledgement of Traditional Territories studio/classroom door poster

OSF crew joined our West End Alt friends on a bus tour of Indigenous Toronto

Young designers getting digital help developing their brand assets by the @anomaly crew

Volcano Skate Co.:

I'm 17 years old. This is my first year at OSF. My brand is Volcano Skate Co. The theme of my brand is to metaphorically "explode" the barriers between the individual groups in skate culture today. Brands that influence my brand include: Volcom, Vans, Emerica, Mystery, and Fallen. 
Materials that I used to make this deck include: seven plies of hard rock maple and a vacuum bag to press my board into the best shape possible. For the graphic I used Montana Black spray paint and painter's tape to create a stencil. I used a smooth upwards curving flow for my design to draw the viewer's eye up the entire board. I chose a simple colour scheme so as not to take away from the little details. I left the beautiful grain of the wood showing to make the black really pop.
I think it's really dope that I'm able to put my unique ideas onto a skateboard and receive credits for it! This board turned out great in my opinion, considering its my first board. Next time I'll pay more attention to making the lines smoother and making the tape stencil more exact. All in all I think it's a dope board and I'll be sure to ride it to it's death.

TKARONTO Native SK8 Studies Series acknowledging Traditional Territories

Sunday Night Teacher Prep: Meeting A Tribe Called Red in @strombo 's living room!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Put this in your calendar: OSF Open House...see you there!

Burnin' up a storm in the OSF studio with @champstiles for an upcoming installation for @craftedcoffee

OSF checking out the Bare Decks show


I'm a 17 year old student in Oasis Skateboard Factory. I'm the creator and designer of my personal skateboard brand called Jokesmith.
The theme of this skateboard design is sneaky and sinister. I portrayed that by illustrating a creepy looking jester with a similar colour scheme to the Joker. I also added vertical black lines to the board similar to a circus pattern or Beetlejuice.
My inspiration came from the name of my brand. I worked from the idea of how Jokesmith sounded. Initially I thought of a evil, clown, jester type creature and the idea stuck. I added on more small ideas from there, like his snake like body.
To create my design, I used a stencilling technique. I started by covering the surface of the board with tape and cutting out the shapes of my design. Layer by layer, I used every different colour in my design to differentiate the shapes and create the whole image.
What I aimed to communicate with this design is a sinister jester who can take risks. He has no hesitation to do what he pleases. I tried to communicate that by giving him a smug expression and have him holding cards to show his risk taking in gambling.
Overall, I'm very pleased about my first skateboard. It shows me I'm ready to take my next design further!