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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, 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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SKULLS by @parrfect_skateboards

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SKULLS by @parrfect_skateboards
This is my 5th board at OSF. My brand is Parrfect which exists to fuse
the spiritual with the everyday. This board was inspired by me missing
my cultural food. I'm Inuk and I grew up in Cape Dorset, so I'm used
to eating different animals than I do here in Toronto: Caribou, Polar
Bear, Walrus. The skulls of these three animals are on this new
symmetrical free ride longboard, representing that when I eat the
animal I am stronger spiritually along side my elders who traditionly
ate this food too.
To make this board I spray painted the design and did a wood burning
of skulls showing through the custom grip tape. I added these human
skulls to link the people of the land to the animals. I cut out a
silhouette of the skulls and traced it on to the grip tape before
sticking it down. It was hard to cut the grip tape and try to centre
it, but I think it turned out great. I love a new challenging technique to learn.
I feel good about this board. I learned to not smudge the graphic by
putting it on a dirty surface (I had to tape some of it up again and
fix the paint a second time). Overall, it looks great and fits into my
brand style with the faded background colours and the Inuit theme of
the graphic. I'm looking forward to seeing where my next board takes
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