ARIKA “KOKO” SANTOS
DENVER, CO 80219
To have a job that is fulfilling and meaningful, particularly with the arts/community with an emphasis on at risk youth and/or children with disabilities, yet not limited to any genre or audience. As an artist I wish to share my talents with the community in a healing and educational manner. Art is a language that can be utilized to heal and uplift people of all ages, genres, race, economic, or spiritual background. Art speaks and I hope to help people find their voice through art.
State of Colorado
Colorado State Law & Colorado Board of Education
Usui Reiki System
Reiki Master Certification
Red Rocks Community College Holisitic Health Program
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Reflexologist
Holistic Health- Nutrition, Crystals, Healing Touch, Yoga and more...
University of Hawai’I at Manoa
B.A. Studio Art/Theatre (TYA) degree
Department of Art and Art History with a focus in Studio Art
Theatre with a focus on costume, puppetry, and youth theatre and theatre for social change
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
Studied Fine Art/Arts Education
CPR & FIRST AID Certified
Denver Public Schools
Guest Teacher & Independent Contractor
The Rock Center
Arts Education, Project and Curriculum Development, Community Outreach working with at risk youth.
Young Artist's Project
The Storyteller's Project
Arts Education provided citywide, in Denver, CO. After-school programming teaching emotional intelligence and coping skills using art.
Boys and Girls Club
Springwood Retirement & Assisted Living Senior Community
Arts Education & Assistant Program Director
Provide arts & crafts, fine arts education, entertainment for elders.
Community Art Programs, Workshops, Culture, Classes, Parties, Art Therapy Non-Profit located in Denver, CO.
City and County, Denver Parks & Rec.
My Denver Youth Program
Specialized Rec. Instructor working with youth citywide. My Denver, is a mayor endorsed citywide program for the youth of Denver. Duties included traveling to different sites citywide, curriculum development, promotion, teaching, hosting field trips, and community outreach with an emphasis on art, drama, dance, culture and community.
Kennedy Theatre -Costume Shop
University of Hawai’i at Manoa,
Assemble costumes for shows. Hand sewing and machine.
Some experience with surger, cutting fabric, patterning, and draping.
University of Hawai’I at Manoa,
Working with programs such as SPAM (Student Parents at Manoa),
UH Manoa Children’s Center Preschool, and Bridge to Hope.
Duties included clerical, promotions, community outreach for
student parents, advocate for student advancement, and artistic consultant.
I.C.U (In Creative Unity)
Los Angeles, CA
Resident Artist/Youth Coordinator
Managed Youth oriented projects
Murals, Art Shows, Classes, Community Outreach working directly under founder, Stash Maleski. In addition work also involved personal assistant and clerical work for founder/director. Also responsible for working and managing individual artists on various projects and campaigns with corporate sponsors and jobs.
K O K O S ART
Small business owner, Artist/Designer
Original art commissions, painting, drawing/illustration, sculpture, custom photography, murals, model, jewelry design, production, workshop faciliatator, prints, magnets and other gift items available.
Holistic Health Practitioner Certified
Integrative Natural Healing
Teach and facilitate
Light and energy healer
Reflexologist Certified and Licensed
Calm healing technique using acupressure points on hands, feet, ears.
AWARDS & HONORS
Colorado Merit Scholarship
Osher Scholarship recipient and interview for ad
Verizon Scholarship recipient