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

Saturday, November 5, 2016

SAFE IN YOUR SKIN:


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My brand is Safe in Your Skin. We exist to promote positive body image within tattoo culture.
On this deck I painted a tattoo inspired icon I have been working on for a long time. I’m inspired by other artists especially in the tattoo industry. I’m drawn to a more traditional style with attention to linework and stippling. I created this graphic using tape stencils and paint markers. I decided to paint a stripe up the centre of the board to reflect old school skateboard graphics. I chose greyed-out shades to give the deck a vintage feel. The graphic is balanced because the central image isn’t right in the middle. By placing it a little high and adding the stripe your eye travels over the entire board.
Overall I’m pretty happy with this board. Last year my first board was more traditional tattoo style with bright colours. This year I’m trying to put my own stamp on traditional style and I think this board is successful in doing that. I’m looking forward to mixing super girly imagery with the darker, more macho tattoo flash. I’m still inspired by tattoos but watch Safe in Your Skin for a new twist.