STEM & Tech summer camp in Westchester Open House June 18th

Join The Digital Arts Experience Thursday, June 18th anytime between 5-7PM for Open House showcasing our fun and exciting summer STEM and tech programs for kids and teens in Westchester County.

Our facility will be set up like a trade show with instructors ready to talk about different programs and showcase past student work. Sign up during Open House and receive 10% off of your summer enrollment.

The Digital Arts Experience aims to provide a unique opportunity for the kids & teens of the Westchester, Rockland and Fairfield communities to explore the world of creative technology, digital art, STEM related fields and more!

Our programs are goal oriented and focus on hands on learning so each and every student will complete his or her class with incredible original work that can go towards creating a portfolio.

We strive to expose our students to the digital world in order to help them discover new talents and possible career paths.

E-mail info@TheDAE.com to RSVP for Open House!

Join us for Open House on June 18th to learn more about our Summer STEM & tech programs!

Join us for Open House on June 18th to learn more about our Summer STEM & tech programs!

The Digital Arts Experience
170 Hamilton Ave, Suite 100
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 644-8100

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – “My Experience at The DAE”, Victoria H., Age 11

August 21st, 2014- White Plains, NY, The Digital Arts Experience Inc. (The DAE) provides After School, Summer and School Break tech programs for kids and teens in Westchester County that are both educational and fun!

For this entry, Cristina asked Summer Camp helper Victoria to answer a few questions about her past, present and future thoughts on The Digital Arts Experience. Her answers are listed below.

After School & Saturday programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

2D Flash Animation student work from Summer 2014 camps: After School & Saturday programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains.

 

Q. In your own words, what is the Digital Arts Experience?

A. The Digital Arts Experience is a creative environment for everyone. It is an amazing place for you to create digital items. Whether you want to create a website, direct your own movie or program a video game, the Digital Arts Experience is the place for you!

Summer Programs programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

Instructor Matt Lewis showcasing student work. Summer Programs programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains run all the way through the end of August.

 

Q. Why do you like the DAE?

A. I like the Digital Arts Experience for many reasons. I love to work with the staff. They help me with my work, and they are just so awesome! Also, when it comes to the digital world, the possibilities are endless! 3D Printing, Music production, animation, even game programming–they have it all!

Print your own objects! 3D Printing and Scanning programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

Print your own objects! 3D Printing and Scanning programs for kids & teens in Westchester County at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains

 

Q. What are some things you’ve learned at the DAE?

A. I learned so many things at the DAE. I learned how to make a movie with special effects, how to create my own music, and I even learned how to cross reality with animation!

 

Q. How do you think the DAE has helped kids and technology?

A. The DAE has taught kids many things. In all the classes I’ve ever taken, each kid there would learn something new. Whether it was learning how to do stop motion or how to make hilarious scenery, we would all learn something really cool. The teachers taught us how to make many things with certain software. (Final Cut Pro X, AfterEffects, Photoshop and more) And now that I know, I use it every day!

Parents, guardians, friends and family gather around for the Student Showcase, where students display the work they've created during camp and classes.

Parents, guardians, friends and family gather around for the Student Showcase, where students display the work they’ve created during camp and classes.

 

Q. What do you see in the future for the DAE?

A. I see many things in store at the DAE. I have a feeling it will become very popular. In my vision, the DAE will be well known for amazing classes. Whether it’s learning how to 3D print or how to create a music composition, I see great things for the DAE.

The Digital Arts Experience staff - 6 of whom recently received CPR, AED & First Aid certification includes Rob Kissner, President & CEO, Cristina Calabrese, Director of Operations & Co-Founder, Emily Angell, Scratch Instructor & Event Planner, Jess Hachigian, Director of Community Relations, Nick Sceusa, 3D Animation guru & Celina Bertoncini, Animation, 3D Printing & Scratch summer instructor.

The Digital Arts Experience staff – 6 of whom recently received CPR, AED & First Aid certification includes Rob Kissner, President & CEO, Cristina Calabrese, Director of Operations & Co-Founder, Emily Angell, Scratch Instructor & Event Planner, Jess Hachigian, Director of Community Relations, Nick Sceusa, 3D Animation guru & Celina Bertoncini, Animation, 3D Printing & Scratch summer instructor.

To view the schedule of classes for the upcoming Fall, check out: http://bit.ly/1tW12yy.

For questions or comments, feel free to send us an e-mail at info@TheDAE.com.

The Digital Arts Experience

170 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100

White Plains NY, 10601

(914) 644-8100

www.TheDAE.com

facebook.com/TheDAExperience

New Classes this week at The Digital Arts Experience (03/31 – 04/05/14)

Hey Westchester — looking for some Spring After School activities for your kids? Check out what new classes we will be offering starting this week. Image


 

NEW CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK | The Digital Arts Experience

March 31st – April 5th:

Tuesday: Start of Game Programming with Java 4-6PM http://bit.ly/1e1oUUH

Tuesday: Turning Techies into Team Players [workshop] 6-8PM http://bit.ly/1ptJwMp

Wednesday: Start of 2D Animation & Cartooning 4-6PM http://bit.ly/1gQm6jb

Saturday: Intro to Electronics & Microcontrollers 10A-12PMhttp://bit.ly/1hPzBe4

Saturday: Start of 3D Minecraft Animations with Blender 12-2PM http://bit.ly/1jLVRfS

Saturday: Start of 3D Printing & Design 11A-1PM http://bit.ly/1lwvAlG

Saturday: Start of Digital Music Production 10A-12PM http://bit.ly/1lwvv1h

Saturday: Start of Intro to Computer Programming 10-11:30AM http://bit.ly/1i64n3N

 

Questions? Give us a call (914) 644-8100 or e-mail us info@TheDAE.com.

Learn About Arduino: Programming Class Now Offered in Westchester

by Megan Johnson, intern

We’ve talked before about the importance of learning coding in this day and age. But how do we begin to engage young students in such a seemingly complex field?

Open source programs offer a fun way for kids to discover a potential passion in coding. As Regina ten Bruggencate, senior Java developer for iPROFS, says, “Games can be a great way to get interested in programming,” including Minecraft and Arduino. These two programs are ones that we at The DAE teach our students in order to help them learn coding in a fun way!

According to Arduino’s website,

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Arduino functions as an inexpensive microcontroller module that can be as easy or as advanced as users need it to be.  For those who don’t know, an open-source program, like Arduino, has codes that are openly available to the public for use or modification at no cost. The point of using programs like Arduino and Minecraft is to teach kids how to program games, meanwhile teaching them all about computer programming without any unnecessary computer jargon that goes over their heads.

As we mentioned in a recent post, computer programming jobs are steadily increasing. Oracle OpenWorld argues that it is incredibly relevant and important for kids to learn programming:

Who cares if kids don’t become involved in IT? Well, many people should. Data shows that well-paying careers will be sent overseas if qualified candidates can’t be found on home soil. As technology becomes increasingly integrated in daily life, the number of opportunities is likely to continue to rise.

What a concept. Having kids play games and design their own is a way to give them a secure future, not to mention some pretty awesome new skills.

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Interested in having YOUR children learn Arduino or Minecraft?
Check out our upcoming events and class offerings!

Minecraft Tournament (Ages 9-13) Sat, Nov 16th 11AM – 12PM

Intro to Arduino  (Ages 13-17) Tues 4:00PM – 7:00PM starting Dec. 3rd

Physical Computing Project Lab: Arduino (Ages 13-17) Wed 6PM – 8PM starting Dec 4th

Check out our other programs being offered here.