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.)


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thank you to our friends @notionmfg for hosting a day in their factory where OSF designers got to make custom branded cell phone cases and skins!


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Learning about Cut & Sew, Direct to Garment Printing, Dye-Sublimation while hanging out with the awesome @notionmfg crew today!

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alt9 Art Show, featuring our OSF x @philipcote1 installation “8th Fire” @gladstonehotel until Tuesday, at which point #boardsofeducation2018 takes over the space leading up to our party & auction April 12, 7-10pm


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⚡️⚡️⚡️#boardsofeducation2018 ⚡️⚡️


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Come see the whole beaded loom skateboard by @dawnkwe Jenny Blackbird x @pop_sk8_to for #boardsofeducation2018


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Love it when we get to work with such exciting & excited, glittery✨ artists #boardsofeducation2018 @trillilife x @badinfluencetoronto


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Lone Wolf Skates


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I’m 17 and my brand is Lone Wolf Skates. Lone Wolf Skates exists to be the savages of the street. This is my second semester at OSF. I've been enjoying being here and have made some friends. I get to progress in skating and learn about the history of skating. 
I made this board with 7 plies of hard rock Canadian maple with a blue bottom ply. I pressed it with the Roarockit thin air press on a custom mold and hand scraped and shaped it. I got some help making the graphic of a zombie wolf positioned on a white background. I positionedvthe graphic right in the middle of the board so I can show the blue veneer on the nose and tail. I am happy with the nice finish which I sprayed with some gloss spray.
I am happy that my brand and products are progressing and I am looking forward to making more custom shaped original street decks over the course of the semester. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to build a brand @lonewolfskates at OSF!

Busy day on the studio with many guest artists working with their student collaborators on #boardsofeducation2018


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@pop_sk8_to


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I'm 17 years old and I am the creator of POP SK8. I have recently been re-introduced to skateboarding and learning more about longboarding. POP SK8 exists to provide a platform to bring together the worlds of cartoon, comic art, and sk8 culture. My new innovations were making a custom dancing longboard shape, using bamboo veneers, using Black Panther comics decoupage and sealing it with polyurethane.

The white cut-outs contrasts with the bamboo and rythm comes from the layout of the comics. I wanted to represent my thoughts on Black Panther with this board. Many people feel like its a black empowerment movie, but I think the character Black Panther is more so, being a black superhero created in the 60's, during the civil rights movement.
I really like how this board turned out and glad to have made this in black history month. The shape came out really well, but next time I need to be more careful with the comics.

Students pitching Business Plans to our Weston-Pro Bono Lawyer mentors...


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ABCs of Starting a Business class with Weston/Pro Bono Lawyers


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OSF Indigenous SK8 x @philipcote1 Skateboards installed @gladstonehotel : Check out this collaborative work & lots of other art from alt9 TDSB alternative school students


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