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

Saturday, November 5, 2016


MADINUS: This is my second semester at OSF. My brand is Madinus (pronounced “Madness” because we all have Mad-in-us) and we exist to release, embrace and celebrate our inner freak show.

This graphic has a vintage freak show/carnival theme. My inspiration is the TV show American Horror Story and old carnival posters. To create the graphic I wood burned all of the line work on the board from the character to the rays and scroll. Then I used watercolour paints to “stain” the wood. I made the colours a little dull and dusty to reflect the vintage feel. I used repeating pattern in the rays to create rhythm by alternating colours. The rays also create movement on the board, drawing your eye to the central image and out to the edges. I used the rays on the griptape side too, giving the board a complete feeling. Finally I glossed the board to make it super shiny and beautiful.
I think the board turned out just how I wanted it to. I feel like of all the boards I’ve done this one reflects my brand the best. I’ve done Ouija boards in the past that look great but this deck has all of my brand themes- colour, vintage style, freak show imagery etc.. Next up I want to step out of my comfort zone and use spray paint instead of my usual woodburning and watercolour technique. Watch out for more Madinus merch this semester. It’ll help you get your freak on!