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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, INDIGENOUS SK8 Studies, Physical Arts & Mindful Living...


*Drop-in Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.) during the school year.


Update for September Registration 2019/OSF Year 11: The Oasis Skateboard Factory Classroom is now closed and we won't be returning calls until Sept. 4. If you need to reach someone over the summer please call the Oasis Alternative S.S. Main Office at 416-393-9830 (20 Brant St. 3rd Floor). We will be holding a drop-in Info Session for remaining spaces on Wednesday Sept. 4 at 9AM,. Thursday Sept. 5th at 4PM and Friday Sept. 6th at 1PM in the OSF Classroom (Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.). All New and Returning Students must claim their spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 5 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Mandatory Orientation for All Students Friday Sept. 6 at 10:30AM (dismissed at 1PM). Full day classes and projects start Monday Sept. 9, 2019.

Saturday, October 27, 2018


XV: I am new to OSF. My brand is XV. XV exists to represent the evil within everyone.

The theme of my board is based on the tarot card of the devil. I'm inspired by horror films like Anti-Christ, A Serbian Film and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm also inspired by heavy metal bands like Slayer, Metallica and Motorhead. I like art that shows the dark side of humanity. Instead of looking away I'm fascinated and want to understand more.

To make this board I pressed maple veneers in a Roarockit vacuum bag. I sanded the board by hand and painted the grip and graphic side black. To get the graphic on the board I taped up the board and transferred the image using graphite paper. Then I cut out the graphic using an x-acto knife. It was difficult because of all the little details. After painting the stencil white I used black paint marker to add small details. The element of design I used was line, creating a variety of lines to give the image texture and shading.

Overall I feel happy with my first skateboard. I liked the whole process of making it and seeing the final product made me feel accomplished. I learned a few things along the way like to not move the stencil because it takes a long time to fix it. I also learned to include lots of detail and that spray painting is fun. Expect more dark designs coming soon from XV.