Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Virtual Workshop for Teens: Live from the Studio: Animation and Filmmaking Workshop with Napoleon Wright II

This free, virtual two-session workshop on Saturday, April 17 and 24, is part of the Live from the Studio series in which teens learn new mediums and gain inspiration from working artists in real time.

Learn about the art of storytelling in both animation and filmmaking with North Carolina artist Napoleon Wright II. Teens will explore the importance and process of storyboarding and the different techniques, hardware, and programs used to bring concepts and ideas to life. Using what they learn, participants will create a video or animation to share with the class at the end of the workshop. All levels are welcome.


For storytelling

– Pencil

– Blank sheets of paper or a sketchbook

For video capturing

– Smartphone, DSLR camera, or anything that lets you capture video

For video editing

– Adobe Premiere, iMovie, or anything that lets you edit video


For storytelling

– Pencil

– Blank sheets of paper or a sketchbook

For creating animation

– Adobe After Effects, RoughAnimator for iPad, or yellow Post-it notes

About the instructor

Napoleon Wright II is a motion designer, graphic designer, illustrator, and video and music producer. He began his career working in public relations and corporate environments and utilizes this background within his own company, Pan II Creative, and nonprofit, Becauseus. Watch Wright’s reel to see his storytelling skills.

If you do not receive a confirmation email or for additional questions on the content of this program, email Maria Lopez.

Photo and gif courtesy of Napoleon Wright II


Apr 17, 2021


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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