Jake & Rock

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm.  Event details below.  If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!

Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.

Student: Jake
Artist: Rock

Message from the team:

“My name is Jake. I am a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory, and my brand is SkumBag Skateboards. SkumBag Skateboards exists to poke fun at societal issues and represent the skumbags that love skateboarding.

Rock is an artist and an arts educator. The mediums he uses are spray paint and ceramics. He produces big, colourful, and fun pieces of artwork in the form of graffiti and murals. His major artistic accomplishments are that he has painted graffiti in eight different countries, has been published in art books like ‘Graffiti World,’ and going back to school after ten years to finish an art degree. He went on after that to get a teaching degree as well.

One thing he wishes that someone had taught him when he was young is that “there are people who do, and people who talk. Then there’s people who do and talk.” His advice to young makers is, “Set goals, do what you say you’re going to do, and do stuff.” 

The project that we worked on together was making a deck with a new graffiti version of “Oasis Skateboard Factory.” We did it in a graffiti writing style. The way we produced this was by using stencil with spray paint and paint markers. I pressed and woodworked the board and Rock and I both painted the image.”

The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.

All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.

On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming.  Parking is free.

CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!