Late Summer Computer and STEM Camp in White Plains of Westchester at The Digital Arts Experience

Summer STEM Camps

We’ve got you covered! While other camps end before August does, The Digital Arts Experience’s computer and STEM summer camps in White Plains of Westchester County, NY, keep on going into the first week of September. Listen to President Rob Kissner talk about how you should end your kids’ summer.

With courses in 3D Printing, Animation, Graphic Design, and more STEM subjects to choose from, your child is sure to find a program that they are interested in! Allow your children to finish their summer at the most fun and educational summer camp in Westchester.

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Jeff Soto, programming Instructor at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains, Westchester, NY.

New STEM and programming courses for kids in Westchester!

We, here at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains, Westchester NY, are proud and excited to announce two NEW programming and web development courses for kids that we are currently adding, and a few extra courses coming this year!

Text-Adventures with Java:

We will be teaching an advanced Java Course that will build off of and develop the skills learned in our Java 101 Course. Students will spend time learning how developers in the real-world face complex problems. They will learn how to think ambiguously, write pseudocode, and develop algorithms to solve the problems they will encounter as they progress through the course. Furthermore, their Final Project will be in the form of a text-adventure, in which, the students will create their own story-line. Our objective is to teach the Java language in depth, while facilitating a fun, creative, engaging, and hands-on experience that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and critical thinking. This course will be a prerequisite to one of our future courses coming this year; Web Applications with Java: Hard-Coding a 2D game.

Programming 101 using Ruby:

This course is specifically designed to teach the core concepts of programming. We have designed the curriculum with the goal of teaching our students to think like a programmer. Students will learn to embrace abstract thought and practice common coding conventions. Being able to code with convention and conciseness in mind, is key to creating beautiful reusable code, that can be distributed worldwide. The Ruby programming language is currently sky-rocketing within the software industry, with employers seeking candidates whom are not only educated in the language, but are able to think pragmatically. This course assumes no prior programming experience, but is equally useful for those on an intermediate level.


  • Intro to JavaScript
  • Intro to jQuery
  • HTML5 Canvas: Game Development for The Web
  • Web Applications with Ruby on Rails
  • Android App Development with Android Studio
  • iOS App Development with Swift
  • Java Applets: 2D Game Creation

Why Take These Courses?

To put it simply…. because you should become digitally literate. Programming is, in essence, applied Math and Science. It teaches us to think smarter, faster, and more efficiently. It’s no secret that software and computers are changing our society. With so many of our industries relying on Software Programs to automate their daily tasks, it’s becoming more and more evident that we need to educate not only ourselves, but our youth. The tech industry is booming. Job growth is estimated to increase between 20% and 30% for Computer related fields by the year 2020. Employers are seeking computer literate individuals more than ever before. To add to that, in 2013, a study conducted by the Census Bureau found that 83.8% of households reported computer ownership, and 73.4% reported internet use. With STEM technology rapidly evolving and embedding itself in our daily lives, it is imperative that we learn how computers communicate, and what goes into creating, reading, and writing software programs. Below is a small list of a few jobs in the software industry and their respected average salaries: (Keep in mind the estimated 30% job growth in this industry)

1) Java Developers

2) Ruby Developers

3) Web Developers

To sum it up, we urge you to come learn with us. Tell your friends and family, and spread the word. The Digital Arts Experience of White Plains in Westchester is committed to empowering today’s youth, as well as, any adult whom wants to learn or sharpen their digital skills! Contact us via email, phone, or website. Thank you for reading!

-Jeff, Software Instructor at The Digital Arts Experience

Jeff Soto, programming Instructor at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains, Westchester, NY.

Jeff Soto, programming Instructor at The Digital Arts Experience in White Plains, Westchester, NY.

To learn more about the programming, web development (HTML5), coding and STEM classes that we are offering for kids and teens in Westchester County, visit our website at

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The DAE presents its latest Meet the Staff post, which highlights a special member of our DAE creative community!

Today, we interviewed one of our interns, Eli Tuttman!

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Eli Tuttman, Intern in the Spotlight


Name: Eli Tuttman

Age: 20

Interests: Music, film & happiness!

What do you do at the DAE?

Anything & everything that I can do!

What’s your favorite part of working at the DAE?

All the people and free recording time!

What do you hope to accomplish this summer?

Outside the DAE-Become a better person and inside the DAE- a better musician!

Why I Love Photography

by Remy Kuhn, Intern

Photo by Remy Kuhn

Photo by Remy Kuhn

Photography has always been something I was interested in but not necessarily invested in. As a part of this younger generation, I have grown up with photography my entire life, but, unfortunately, did not pick it up right away. As a child, I was more interested in visual art and arts and crafts, but have more recently grown to love and become involved with photography and digital media. Digital photography became more relevant, faster for time restriction, and unlimited in comparison to traditional art, in resources and effects.

In high school, I was one of the photography editors of my yearbook and was able to get acquainted with using a DSLR camera, capturing the everyday moments in the hallways and special events. I had the chance to experience the personal and interactive side of photography, taking a journalistic approach and photos on the go. This enabled me to work with multiple subjects and in a busy environment.

After having that position, I continued photography in the artistic world, and wanted to go further with learning the technicalities, compositional aspects and taking photos for a more an artistic purpose. In college, I have taken a few photography courses including both analog black and white photography as well as digital photography. Through these courses, I gained a new perspective in photography that quickly grew on me. I became fascinated with the world of photography and what you could create by changing a picture on and off the camera. In other words, I could manipulate the scene in front of me and establish my own vision of what I wanted it to be or what I thought would be aesthetically pleasing to other people.

Learning to photograph in different lighting situations and environments has made photography even more intriguing. Every day, anywhere I go, I am now eager to use photography, not to just snapshot everything, but make memories of the highlights of places I go and people and things I see. I think it is important to realize the two different aspects of photography; you can use a photo to express or remember a specific moment in time that happens in front of you or you can manipulate what happens in front of the camera and shoot the image you create yourself.

Through photography, I have found that I can create and capture an interesting experience, editing my own world in Photoshop and having the ability to be creative and imaginative in any project I encounter.

New social media such as Instagram, Vine, and new technology like iPhones, make it easier to take photos anywhere at any time, but using an actual camera, analog, digital, or DSLR is a more exciting and rewarding experience and I suggest that everyone try it, in between Instagramming and whatever else!

MEET THE STAFF: Jordan Grobe

The DAE presents its latest Meet the Staff post, which highlights a special member of our DAE creative community!

Today, we interviewed one of our interns, Jordan Grobe, who is a rising sophomore at George Washington University!

Jordan Grobe, Intern in the Spotlight

Jordan Grobe, Intern in the Spotlight

Name: Jordan Grobe

Age: 19

School & Year: George Washington University ‘16

Major/Interests: Business & Event Management and my interestes are music, technology, and sustainability.

What do you do at the DAE? Produce, Direct, and Host my web series, Reflectivity!

What’s your favorite part of working at the DAE? All the people I get to work with, and the amazing professional equipment I have access to!

What do you hope to accomplish this summer? To produce the best quality YouTube videos I can, with all of these awesome people at the DAE!

MEET THE STAFF: Jackie Garbuio

Today, the DAE presents its new Meet the Staff post, which will highlight a special member of our DAE creative community!

For our first edition of Meet the Staff, we interviewed one of our interns, Jackie Garbuio, who is a rising senior at Syracuse University!

Jackie Garbuio, Our Intern in the Spotlight

Jackie Garbuio, Our Intern in the Spotlight

Name: Jackie Garbuio

Age: 21

School & Year: Syracuse ‘14

Major/Interests: Computer Animation/Tennis, Zumba!

What do you do at the DAE? I am a teachers assistant helping out Nick in the animation class, I do some other video production stuff, and I grace the building with my happiness and winning smile everyday.

What’s your favorite part of working at the DAE? Getting to do something I love while working with amazing people.

What do you hope to accomplish this summer? I am learning how to use Blender another animation program and I’m working on creating a character in it and making friendships that will last forever <3.