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ARIKA “KOKO” SANTOS

E:  KOKOSART@ME.COM

DENVER, CO 80219

Website:  www.kokosart.com

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE

 

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.

 

EDUCATION

 

2016-2019

State of Colorado

Colorado State Law &  Colorado Board of Education

2017

Usui Reiki System

Reiki Master Certification

 

2013-2016

Red Rocks Community College Holisitic Health Program

Arvada/Lakewood, CO

Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Reflexologist

Holistic Health- Nutrition, Crystals, Healing Touch, Yoga and more...

 

2009-2012

University of Hawai’I at Manoa                                                                                                      

Honolulu, HI

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

 

1999-2001

Santa Monica College                                                                                                             

Santa Monica, CA

Studied Fine Art/Arts Education

 

*NOTE

CPR & FIRST AID Certified

 

 

WORK

2016-2020

Denver Public Schools

Guest Teacher & Independent Contractor

2018-2020

The Rock Center

Arts Education, Project and Curriculum Development, Community Outreach working with at risk youth.

Young Artist's Project

Peace Warriors

 

2019

The Storyteller's Project

Arts Education provided citywide, in Denver, CO.  After-school programming teaching emotional intelligence and coping skills using art.

Collaborating with

Boys and Girls Club

Compass

Scholar's Unlimited

YMCA

2017

Springwood Retirement & Assisted Living Senior Community

Arts Education & Assistant Program Director

Provide arts & crafts, fine arts education, entertainment for elders.

2016

Art Garage

Denver, CO

Community Art Programs, Workshops, Culture, Classes, Parties, Art Therapy Non-Profit located in Denver, CO.

 

2013-2014

City and County, Denver Parks & Rec.                                                                                          

My Denver Youth Program

Denver, CO

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.

 

2011-2012

Kennedy Theatre -Costume Shop

University of Hawai’i at Manoa,                                                                       

 Honolulu, HI 

Assemble costumes for shows. Hand sewing and machine. 

Some experience with surger, cutting fabric, patterning, and draping.

 

2009-2012

Women’s Center

University of Hawai’I at Manoa,                                                                       

Honolulu, HI

Various tasks

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.

 

2016-1999

I.C.U (In Creative Unity)                                                                             

Los Angeles, CA

Resident Artist/Youth Coordinator

Artist/Teacher/Organizer/P.A.

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.  

 

1997-2020

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.  

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Holistic Health Practitioner Certified

Integrative Natural Healing 

Reiki Master

Teach and facilitate 

Light and energy healer

Reflexologist Certified and Licensed 

Calm healing technique using acupressure points on hands, feet, ears.

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2015-2014

Colorado Merit Scholarship

 

2012-2009

Osher Scholarship recipient and interview for ad

 

2012              

Verizon Scholarship recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

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