Let’s face it — kids can take a Scratch Programming class in many different places throughout Westchester County, or do the Hour of Code from home. There are a million and one ways to learn about 3D printing, computer programming or animation. You get the picture… And so do we.
But there’s the thing: experience. Meaningful learning is all about the experience. Knowledge retention happens when a person can put emotion behind the skills they learn.
Think about driving. Someone can show you or tell you how to drive all day long while you’re in the passenger’s seat, but until you get in the driver’s seat, get your hands on the wheel, put on your blinker, run over a few curbs and get pulled over for speeding, you really don’t learn very much. (We don’t encourage speeding, by the way! It was a metaphor…)
At the DAE, students drive. They get their hands on the tech. They try to go too fast and run into problems. We teach our kids about failure and how not to panic when something goes wrong — about how glitches are good because they teach us what we need to fix. We encourage thoughtfulness and problem solving, discussion and thinking outside the box.
Our world is so fast. It’s easy to throw information at people (especially kids) and expect them to get it. (Those kids with their iPads just know how to do all the things!) Classes at the DAE are different. They’re inclusive. They’re project-based. And they’re fun! We invite you to visit us and find out why.
Winter classes begin this weekend! January 21, 2017.
Visit us: TheDAE.com
Email us: info@TheDAE.com
Call us: 914-644-8100
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!
The Digital Arts Experience
170 Hamilton Ave, Suite 100
White Plains, NY 10601
YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/digitalartexperience
Instructor Jeff presents his students’ work at the end of the session.
Last month, fourteen teens, ages 12-15, joined us through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) program to learn Web Design! BBBS is a program run through the Family Services of Westchester to provide children and teens (“Littles”) facing adversity with an adult (“Bigs”) mentor who do fun activities together.
The teens spent two weeks in our Web Design intensive class at The DAE with instructor Jeff, learning how to create their own original websites. Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, the kids were able to design their web templates. Jeff taught them how to build and code the websites start to finish by teaching them basic HTML/CSS. At the end of the two weeks, the kids presented their websites and amazed us all with their fully functioning sites and creativity!
We at The DAE were so excited to share this time with BBBS and we look forward to hosting them again soon!