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.)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER REGISTRATION!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Reminder to OSF Students that your Pitch of 3 Tshirt Designs is Due Tomorrow Thursday @anomaly at Noon. Class decision on 3 Criteria for a "Good Tshirt" design: 1. Clear Concept (appeals to Target Market, original-not a fad) 2. Relates to Brand (colours, imagery, font etc.) 3. Well Executed (well drawn, placement & proportion/size on tee, well printed)


Reminder to OSF Students to meet Kyle at AGO at 4:30pm Tuesdays to teach skateboard building...


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Thanks to the 30 professional artist who collaborated with our students to present such amazing creative work @gladstonehotel


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Great embrace from the community @gladstonehotel Thanks for promoting & supporting our students!


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Thanks to everyone who attended and made bids on boards and a huge hug to Jay @cjskatepark for being our auctioneer and raising funds to enrich our school programming !


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Thank you to our generous friends on the @roarockit team for making the show & auction a success!


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Thank you @gladstonehotel for hosting our skateboard art show & auction in your beautiful gallery


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Live Auction by @cjskatepark 's Jay Mandarino


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Thank you to Pauline Maracle & Jayson Martin for the feast of fry bread, pickerel and strawberry drink!


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Pauline Maracle is cooking up some Fry Bread for the OSF Native SK8 Studies class this morning...


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Bone Bead Bracelet workshop with Pauline Maracle & Jayson Martin today (OSF Native Studies)


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OSF Day of Pink! (Thanks to @Waybad for our new SK8 Tee printed by our crew!)


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As OSF Skaters & Creators, Diversity is our Strength! (OSF SK8 Team Day of Pink Tee with Waybad)


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So many rad skateboards available at our Live Auction & Closing Party


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The inspiring @dhanioks leading us in a UN//TY workout: OSF Physical Arts & Mindful Living course


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Ready to workout, OSF style!


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OSF SK8 Screenprinting Services a Tshirt design by @Waybad for Day of Pink


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OSF Screenprinting Studio getting set up this morning to print a SK8 Tshirt design @waybad sent us for our Day of Pink...


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OSF X Beto Janz Process Video for our upcoming show at Artscape Youngplace for tdsbCREATES

https://www.facebook.com/beto.janz/posts/1265728613482441

Youth are REVOLTING deets...


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Squaaaad! OSF Ratz Vinyl Toys by @queasy_rider ready for customization by our Student Brand Designers


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Customers of @tucanacoffee have voted & chosen the top student designed prototype to be produced into a run of coffee mugs for the shop! (1st Place @mossymeadows , 2nd @ickytoy , 3rd @catcallboards )


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Starting our OSF Ratz Vinyl Toy student brand customization project today... awesome Rat Fink inspired mold by @queasy_rider !


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New mini from @_atlastofficial…


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This is my final semester at OSF. My brand is ATLAST and we exist to celebrate that we’re lost.

This graphic is inspired by the 80’s, motels and “beachy” vibes. I also gathered a lot of inspiration for this piece from American traditional tattoos and folk art.

This image to me is a representation of my ridiculous childlike fears that I’ve outgrown, my current fears that I’ll probably think are stupid 5 years from now and my future fears that are lurking waiting to come and bite me at the most unexpected of times.

I created this design using Gouache. This was my first time using gouache on wood and I found that it created a beautiful flatness on such a textured canvas. The problem with gouache is that it is a very unforgiving medium in terms of shading, for this I created depth in my image using strategic stippling.

I pressed this deck out of a Roarockit Mini kit using a pre-stained dark brown face veneer. I then shaped and sanded the deck until it was ready for a graphic.

Overall I really enjoyed playing with gouache on this mini. I especially value the contrast between the opacity of the gouache and the transparency of the stain. I will definitely be using gouache in the future!

Finishing up the OSF x Beto Janz process video for @tdsbcreates ... (shout out to student @mad.in.us for getting this done on a tight deadline)


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