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.)

Want to Join OSF for Semester 2? Attend an Info Session to get an application (any Wednesday at 9AM except Dec. 14, 28 or Jan 4). ALL Sem. 2 APPLICATIONS DUE THURSDAY, JANUARY 19th! (Applicants will be invited to an interview/design experience scheduled on Jan. 20 & 31)


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Our OSF Superstars shine as OSF Ambassadors @sketchtoronto 20th Anniversary Event


It's the end of the school week already: Students, remember that Friday is a PA Day so no classes!


@justseeds in the OSF Studio kicking off a collab skateboard series


OSF Crew's merch table at the @sketchtoronto 20 year celebration tonight: Love being part of a community of organizations supporting Toronto youth!


These kids will be selling some OSF Tees tonight in the @sketchtoronto Marketplace, including our Black Plague tee with @waybad $20


We love it when @youtharcade comes to visit: Check out their amazing resources in Kensington Market!


@zim_skateboards


Coffee themed art by OSF Students X @champstiles makes great holiday gifts: Some unique wood burning on display through December @craftedcoffee 135 Ossington


Métis artist Patrick DeCoste making a roadkill skateboard as part of the OSF Native SK8 Studies program


Detail of the new OSF X @waybad board that went into production @controlmfg today! Available at the Jan. 27 OSF Pop Up Shop @anomaly 7pm!!!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Goofing around at the end of a busy week, best time to print our new OSF X @waybad BLACK PLAGUE rat tee. Available on the OSF table at the @sketchtoronto 20 year party Thursday Dec. 1


Pitching skatepark designs to Adrian Giacca to support a project at the Milagros School in Cerrito, Peru


Sick Co.

This is my second year at OSF and I’ve launched a new brand. Sick Co. exists to release your inner sicko and defy the mainstream. As you can see from this sign/skateboard I’ve made for my Pop-Up Shop table, the art for my new brand is siiick!
This sign is a custom jig sawed shape made out of seven plies of
Canadian Maple just like a regular skateboard. My custom lettering is a font that is drippy and looks like it is melting like this soft serve ice cream cone. I spray-painted it in my signature brand colours, except for the ice cream cone’s beige. The green represents a grungy and unappealing look that a lot of my customer are interested in. My brand is more for outsiders who are looked at by society as different. In my view we are all sickos at some point!
I’m really challenging myself to make better quality art and products this year before I graduate in June. Come check out my table at our end of the semester Pop-Up Shop on January 27th from 7-9pm at Anomaly (46 Spadina Suite 200). I’ll be selling new Sick Co. hoodies, tees, hats, boards, stickers and buttons. Hope to see you there!

Chewing over ideas for the OSF Rats Nest for Come Up To My Room @gladstonehotel (Jan. 2017)


In time for the holidays, some wood burned coffee-themed art gifts from OSF Students X @champstiles available @craftedcoffee !


Anomaly Mentors helping OSF Designers plan their Jan. 27th Pop-Up Shop


@legendsleague on building a personal brand: OSF x @anomaly Business Program Lunch & Learn


New OSF x WAY BAD street deck in development: Dropping January 2017!


Pro Bono Ontario Lawyers are doing a workshop with OSF Student SK8 Brands in class today...


CONCEPT

CONCEPT: This is my first year at Oasis Skateboard Factory. I've been boarding for about three years and stumbled on Oasis as the chance to produce my own boards. I've gone through a lot of design changes but now feel most confidant with this design. I'm inspired by the look of architectural blueprints, the geometric designs are intriguing to me.
I started with a blank deck and a full layer of white paint and then I taped off lines to form triangles. I found the design more intricate than I thought it would be at first. As random as it looks there was a coherency that i found I needed because to randomly place lines leads to the formation of boxes which i didn't want. However, you can't just not place lines or else you don't get the art.

Originally I found my designs overly complicated. Eventually i came to the conclusion that i shouldn't strive for more than I could achieve and just take what i know and roll with it.