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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...

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Volcano Skate Co. Retro mini deck:


Volcano Skate Co.
Retro mini deck:
I'm 17 years old. 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 are Volcom, Vans, Emerica, Mystery, and Fallen.
​Materials that I used to make this mini 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 snail pink spray paint, painters tape to make a stencil, and a wood burner. I used a semicircle to draw your eyes from the top to the bottom of the board. I chose a lighter pink to allow my wood burned design to pop and to not allow it to be under appreciated.
​I am satisfied with the result, although there are some things I could've improved on such as paying more attention to the sanding of the sides of the board, as well as letting the paint dry fully before moving it or touching it. All in all its a very nice mini skateboard and I'lll be sure to ride it to it's death.
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