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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.

Friday, November 2, 2018

MONKEY BO$$

MONKEY BO$$ is my new brand that I started in my first semester at OSF. MONKEY BO$$ exists to show the similarities between humans and animals. Humans seem to think that we aren’t animals or evolving; we have huge egos that make us think we are alien to the natural world. On my first board I represented an ape on the US dollar bill as the President. On my board I am showing apes as the top of the food chain as supreme in our civilization.
This was the first board I pressed and made by myself. I hand sanded it and then dipped the whole board green with spray paint. Then I stenciled areas for a second color of analogous green. The details were drawn on with paint marker to get a variety of fluid lines of similar line weight; there are a lot of details, especially in the focal point of the President Ape. I used the paint marker to create textures using dots and lines to make the graphic less flat or 2D. 
Overall, I am really happy with how my first board turned out. I learned that its easy to mess up with paint markers because they smear and you need a steady hand. I made sure I knew where the lines were supposed to go and I went over them multiple times to make them look smooth. I think that my graphic turned out looking a bit vintage so its a good match for this old school pool deck shape. I’m looking forward to developing the style of my brand on clothing and other skateboard shapes.
Instagram: monkeeboss