Natasha Olivier Parks

Art and Expression

I have worked in schools with various age groups from grade school to high school and adults. I worked at a science and art program in Oakland at a recreation center, and did a writing and music program with Camp Sweeney, in San Leandro and I have substituted for St. Mary's College High School, in Berkeley, for Art and Theater classes. I am going to introduce art as a form of expression. Presenting a piece of visual art for interpretation, introducing visual art and writing to form their own opinions. I am also going to use music and poetry with the lyrics on the screen, for the students to engage in. And lastly, we would delve into various visual art projects. Vision boards, Watercolor paintings to express feelings, and shapes as an introduction to drawing and freedom to express themselves in color and shapes. The students should be able to walk away with the feeling of being able to release their voice and opinions in various mediums without having to verbalize their experiences.

Hello! My name is Natasha Olivier-Parks.

I am a graduate of UC Berkeley, and have had the experience of travelling to several countries abroad and to live and work in Germany. My experience has helped to embrace new cultures, languages, food, and most importantly art and history. It has provided insight for how art throughout the centuries has impacted our view on what has happened in our timeline. That has lead me to want to explore how our mind interprets the social and economical occurrences within our society, and how art has impacted our mentality. How do we interpret art and how does it make us feel while we are listening, looking, and producing pieces of art. Which medium of art helps us to relieve our feelings and thought without verbalization.

My Education

University of California, Berkeley
BA English Literature (2001)
University of California, Berkeley
AA African American Studies(2001)
University of California, Berkeley
AA Women's Studies (2001)

My Experience

Love Never Fails
Program Coordinator/Store Lead
Standard Cognition
Law Office
Legal Secretary