Learn the Skills Needed to Work in Costume & Wardrobe Departments

Two and a half day Costume & Wardrobe workshop led by Costume Designer Lisa Padovani

This hands-on Costume & Wardrobe workshop led by award-winning costume designer, Lisa Padovani, will take trainees through the pre-production and production processes of a costume and wardrobe department to prepare graduates to work on television and film sets in entry level positions.

 Trainees will dive into creative aspects of a production to gain a basic understanding of breaking down a script, creating mood boards, and working with Directors and Production Designers. Trainees will focus on fundamental departmental skills needed including: organization, communication, budgeting, expense tracking, working with and fitting actors, basic alterations, and more. The workshop will also teach Set 101 basics to prepare graduates to work on set.

Upon successful completion of this intensive, participants will be referable for positions on upcoming film and television productions shooting in the Hudson Valley and NYC areas.

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday as well as light snacks and beverages throughout the workshop.

Pre-requisites: Stockade Works is particularly seeking diverse members of the community and women who are typically precluded from jobs in the film production sector. No experience is necessary. In order to attend workshops participants must be 18 years of age or older.


DAY ONE: Friday, July 19 • 4PM - 8PM
4:00 - 4:45PM Workshop Welcome + Overview
5:15 - 7:00PM Workshop
7:00 - 8:00PM Wrap Up

DAY TWO: Saturday, July 20 • 8:45AM - 5:00PM
8:45AM - 9:30AM Breakfast + Daily Overview
9:30AM - 12:00PM Workshop
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 4:30PM Workshop
4:30PM - 5:00PM Wrap

DAY THREE: Sunday, July 21 • 8:45AM - 5:00PM
8:45AM - 9:30AM Breakfast + Daily Overview
9:30AM - 12:00PM Workshop
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 4:30PM Workshop
3:30PM - 4:30PM Wrap Up


Jonathan Burkhart   A little too early in his youth, 13, Jonathan worked as a cameraman on dozens of television shows, commercials and feature films. Some feature film credits include Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Mountain View” for John Sayles, “A Better Tomorrow” for John Woo, “Dazed and Confused” for Richard Linklater, “Roommates” for Peter Yates, and “Reversal of Fortune” for Barbet Schroeder.  Having his fill in the camera department, Jonathan went on to produce independent film, television, and theater. He produced the award-winning film “Baby Steps” starring Kathy Bates, written and directed by Geoffrey Nauffts. Recently Jonathan produced several feature films for BCDF Pictures. “Higher Ground,” directed by Vera Farmiga, starring Vera, John Hawkes, Josh Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz. “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Elizabeth Olsen. [  Full bio ]

Lisa Padovani

Lisa Padovani is a five time primetime Emmy nominee and two-time costume design guild winner whose work has contributed to some of the most memorable characters on screen. Her many film and television credits include “Far from Heaven,” “I’m Not There,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” “Mad Men,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Gotham,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Sneaky Pete.”

Wardrobe Supervisor

Lisa will be joined by an industry leading Wardrobe Supervisor. Stay tuned for more information.


July 19-21, 2019

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Registration fee: $500 $425
Special Offer!

Full and partial scholarships are available to attend this workshop.

Applications are now closed

Application & Notification Dates

June 24- July 1: Committee application review

Interviews with finalists

July 2: Acceptance announcement

July 14: Workshop registration fee due

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