Scott Nash

Scott Nash visited with students in grades 3,4, & 5 at the Pemetic Elementary School in Southwest Harbor on May 14, 2012.

Scott has been a student of kid culture for over twenty years. As a founding partner of NASHBOX, BIG BLUE DOT, Corey McPherson Nash and BUG ISLAND Productions, Scott has developed an expertise on the branding and creative development of kids products and programming for entertainment consumer product and the publishing world.”  For more about Scott, visit his website.

Scott’s many achievements include developing animated properties for Disney, Nickelodeon, and MTV, as well as the illustration and/or writing of numerous children’s books including Flat Stanley, Betsy Red Hoodie, Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, Who Cried Wolf, Bugliest Bug, and Tuff Fluff.

During his visit Scott discussed how illustrators interpret stories through art, what technical and thinking skills are used, and how creativity is inspired. He guided students as they tried their hand at drawing and shared a few drawing tricks along the way.  The illustration workshop was designed for grades 3 & 4.

Grade 5 students learned how to interpret stories through animation using an ipad and HD App.  Students will work with Mrs. Sattler and Mrs. Null to write and produce an animated film as an outcome of Scott’s visit. Look out Hollywood!

Island Reader & Writers was pleased to partner with the Pemetic School and to host our good friend Scott Nash for another wonderful school visit.  This program was supported by a grant from the Catherine Johnson Fund.

Each student received an autographed copy of Tuff Fluff as a keepsake. Publishers Weekly magazine reports that in Tuff Fluff, “Nash cleverly parodies the detective shtick with tight, pithy phrases and the lost-toy formula with his plot twists.”

 VIDEO: Scott Nash teaching animation

VIDEO: A Student's Point of View

VIDEO: Scott's Visit with IRW