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
3 year substitue authorization
Red Rocks Community College Holisitic Health Program
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Reflexologist
Holistic Health- Nutrition, Crystals, Healing Touch, Reiki, 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.
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
Studied Fine Art/Arts Education
University High School
Los Angeles, CA
High School Diploma
CPR & FIRST AID Certified
Denver Public Schools
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.
Café Portofino, The Marriott Hotel & Resort Kalapaki Bay Kauai, HI
Fine Dining Server
Excellent Customer Service
Large Parties (Weddings, Conference, Etc.)
Server and Trainer
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. Currently managing murals and artists in Denver, CO.
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.
AWARDS & HONORS
Colorado Merit Scholarship
Osher Scholarship recipient and interview for ad
Verizon Scholarship recipient