Silvia Sacrestano


Name: Silvia Sacrestano
Nationality: Italian
Tel: 07930453762

An enthusiastic and friendly freelance art workshop leader with experience in a range of environments including heritage, carnival and fashion with all a variety of audiences, children, young adult, families and adults.  Fluent in English, Italian and Czech.  Competent with CAD, Photoshop and Macromedia Dream Weaver amongst others

Arts and education employment


Fashion & textile                                                                                               Feb 2014 on going

BTEC Fashion level1 & 2 + creative textile @Richmond Adult Community College

Fashion design course for adults building a portfolio, sewing and patterns skills, felt making, screen printing, creative textile, designing a full fashion collection.


Fashion Associate lecture

@ Fashion Retail Academy (SIR PHILIP GREEN)                                    Sep 2012 – July 2014

Fashion design communication lecture for level2 ABC fashion diploma @ FRA, teaching to teenagers illustrations & fashion, building portfolio for work or advance studies in fashion.


Art tutor

Play Space @ various schools in Westminster                                                    April 07- June15   

Healthy eating after club for disadvantaged kids with families , creating artistic menus, textile aprons, fashion felt making, jewellery construction, digital designs  & healthy smoothies for the final show: ‘the café’. Focused on healthy living sponsored by the NHS. Exploring wet felting technique and designing/ making lovely felted gifts the unique tactile and therapeutic experience working with natural fibres such as wool and silk.

Screen print tutor,,@ArtdepoN12   June2009 ongoing

Screen printing facilitator for adults and summer school clubs (OUTREACH GROUPS), creating designs t-shirts- fashion costumes & carnival costumes with a final production presentation


Fashion print tutor @EastSide  &                             June 10-   August 11

Designing& facilitating summer workshops for teenagers (OUTREACH GROUPS), designing, illustrations, constructing, customizing t-shirts, dyeing, creating a collection for the summer fashion show. Aiming to the ASDAN booklet.


Carnival Art Workshop                                                           May – September/ 2006-2011

Sunshine International Arts

Carnival arts workshops with young & adults ,to create t-shirts & costumes, puppets and masks which were used in the night Thames Festival, Southwark Youth Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Luton Festival, Liverpool festival and Oxford Festival.


Art Workshop Leader                                                                                              Feb 07

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms‘Dancing Through the War: The Royal Ballet 1939-46’:Textile printing workshops, creating peg dolls and solders. Inspired by  ‘Make Do and Mend’ from the Second World War, when clothes were rationed and people had to use what they had and recycle. mix age with families. Carnival Art Workshop           Carnaval del Pueblo                                                                                         Jan-June 07Carnival Costume&Float Design at Southwark college culminating into young & adults people from the Latin American community dressing up and performing at the Carnaval del Pueblo in Southwark, MAKING LANTERNS, POPPETS , COSTUMES & MAKE UP ARTIST

Dreamweaver Tutor                                                                                    Jan 07-Dec 09

Vital Regeneration: Queens Park New Media Centre

Teaching adults how to design & build a web site with Dreamweaver, Level 1, 2 and 3. LOCN Accredited courses.


Fashion Tutor                                                                                             Jan 07 –Dec 09

Timberland project @ Parish School Soho 

Developed and lead craft classes (t-shirt- bath bombs- sculptures-felt making-printing-flyer-story mapping) with digital animation performance, for groups of children 5 – 10 years with end of term presentation & display  @ Timberland shoe shop in Oxford St.                                               


Heritage Learning Project Worker                                                             Oct – Dec 2006

Museum of London, London Wall

Worked with the Access & learning department to design and create a set of Roman and Medieval activity bags to enable special education needs schools visiting the Museum to explore the galleries through a multi-sensory approach.


Art Workshop Leader                                                                                         November 06-May 07

Museum of Croydon Clocktower

Developed and lead a series of printmaking family & young adults workshops inspired by the Sunshine in Suburbia exhibition & maps, in which the visitors were able to learn printing techniques to make wrapping paper and canvas paintings.


Photoshop Photography Webdesigning Tutor                                                   August 2006 & 2007

Redbridge Summer University and Wembley Youth Centre (11 – 22 year olds)


Carnival Art Workshop Leader                                                         May – September 2006 & 2007

Laburnum Community Street Party

Lead adult and family workshops which involved making costumes, puppets, t-shirts, banners and decorations for a community street procession.


Arts Tutor                                                                                                               July – August 2005

Brent Summer University

Taught different groups including SEN, 11 – 14 and 16+ about fashion design.  As part of the workshops the participants designed, created and displayed their own designs.


Fashion employment


Freelance Fashion Design Printer                                               February 2006- June 2013

Asudari (fashion label)


Freelance Designer                                                                                            April 2005

Keeler Gordon


Fashion designer                                                                                              2000 – 2005

Silvia Sacrestano (fashion label)


Fashion Events Organiser                                                     January 1999 – December 2000

Aquarium (nightclub)


Junior Textile Designer                                                               June 1999 – October 1999

Natasha Kerr (interior design company)


Junior Assistant (fashion print design studio)                         September 1998 – June 1999




Education & Training


City & Guilds 7407 level4

London South Bank University Certificate level4 in Further Education teaching   March 2007


Advanced carnival craft skills (Making of the Mas)                                             August 2006

Kinetika (of Atlanta Olympics 96), London

Creating carnival character, carnival design, flying fabrics, contraction, illumination, puppets and event management


Teacher Training                                                                                                 May 2004

Empowering Learning Teacher Training & Recruitment Consultants, London

Lesson planning, behaviour management, arts curriculum links.


Business Training                                                                                      September 2002

East London Small Business Centre


BA(Hons) Fashion, Print & Design                                                                      1996 – 2000

Central Saint Martins College, London



Travel is a main passion that has seen me visit many parts of the world.  This has further enhanced my desire to build relationships with people of different backgrounds and cultures.  I am also interested in alternative therapies & food gardening.