Spring Break Programs for Kids in Westchester, NY

Spring Break STEAM Programs for Kids in Westchester, NY at The Digital Arts Experience

So you’re just getting back into the swing of things after February Break and just starting to get back to your routine and now you have to figure out what to do with your kids during Spring Break. If you’re not going away, you still have to work while your kids are out of school, so what can do you?

Well, your kids can stay home all day and play video games or they can come to a Spring Break Boot Camp at The Digital Arts Experience and create something amazing!

From LEGO animation and 3D printing, to video game programming with Scratch or Python, we’ve got programs for all ages and all skill levels. And with half and full day options, as well as our super flexible drop-in schedule, we make planning your week easy knowing that your kids are in a safe, fun and exciting learning environment.

Programs run from April 11-14th. To find out more visit the TheDAE.com or give us a call at (914) 644-8100.

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

YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/digitalartexperience
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheDAExperience
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDAExperience
Website: http://www.TheDAE.com

The Digital Arts Experience Summer STEM 2015 in Westchester

Learn about The Digital Arts Experience’s summer STEM and tech camp courses in ‪‎Westchester‬ County from President Rob Kissner.

Visit http://www.TheDAE.com to learn more!

The Digital Arts Experience summer STEM courses in Westchester County from President Rob Kissner.

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

YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/digitalartexperience
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheDAExperience
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDAExperience
Website: http://www.TheDAE.com

After School STEM Programs in Westchester

Written by Cristina Calabrese, Director of Operations & Founding member of The Digital Arts Experience

When The Digital Arts Experience (The DAE) of White Plains opened its doors in July 2012, our main purpose was to provide After School & Summer Tech Camps to kids and teens throughout Westchester County.

As The DAE began to expand upon the courses taught inside our facility, so did the demand for us to bring our programs offsite as well. With this came the idea for our Mobile Classroom, The DAExpress (The Digital Arts Express).

The DAExpress was created to provide the most cutting edge technology in a state of the art learning environment available to the Westchester community.

Inside The Digital Arts Express, or The DAExpress.

Inside The Digital Arts Express, or The DAExpress.

Able to accommodate up to 10 students at once, The DAExpress is designed to act as one of our classrooms on wheels. With this mobile computer lab, we can offer nearly every single class that we teach in our White Plains facility, anywhere in Westchester, Southern Connecticut and Rockland.

The DAExpress is equipped with 10 brand new Mac Book Pros, a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer, and the best digital teaching tools. We bring The DAE to you!

Since its inception in September, we’ve run classes and programs with nearly 15+ unique local schools and organizations, including:

  • Children’s Village of Dobbs Ferry
  • Don Bosco Community Center
  • Greenville School
  • Greenwich Academy
  • Greenwich Country Day School
  • Heathcote Elementary
  • JCC on the Hudson
  • Rye Arts Center
  • SAR Academy
  • Seeley Place
  • Solomon Schechter School of Westchester: Upper & Lower School
  • Westchester Hebrew High School
  • Westchester Library System
  • Westfield Day School
  • White Plains YMCA
  • White Plains Youth Bureau

…and more! We also run private, custom classes that we bring right to your door.

Students at Solomon Schechter show off their final projects in Scratch coding!

Students at Solomon Schechter show off their final projects in Scratch coding!

In addition to that, we don’t always use our Mobile Classroom when we travel to schools. Often times we will drive over and use the school’s computer room or media lab and provide classes out of there. In many cases, schools and organizations do not have the necessary equipment to provide such classes on their own. That is one of the reasons that The DAExpress came about.

The DAExpress allows us to bring everything: instructor, class content, and equipment. And the best part is – we come to you! Topics that we teach include:

  • 2D & 3D Animation
  • 3D Minecraft Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Game Programming with Java
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Computer Science with Python
  • Scratch Coding
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Visual FX & Video Production
Animation Instructor Nicholas Sceusa teaching 3D Minecraft Animation using a powerful 3D Animation program, Blender.

Animation Instructor Nicholas Sceusa teaching 3D Minecraft Animation using a powerful 3D Animation program, Blender.

We can also provide Professional Development to school staff. In short, there is a lot we could do with our Mobile Classroom. As time goes by, we discover new and unique uses for it. We are excited to keep it “rolling” and see where the future takes us!

Do you know of a school or local organization in need of After School STEM related programming? Contact us at info@TheDAE.com or feel free to visit our website www.TheDAE.com to learn more.

Mobile STEM Class Westchester

The DAE’s Mobile STEM Classroom Rolls through Westchester!

The Digital Arts Experience’s first Mobile Classroom, dubbed The DAExpress, has been running workshops, presentations, private classes, birthday parties, after school & weekend programs and more in digital art, tech and STEM-related fields all throughout Westchester since the beginning of September.

Primarily running after school programs, The DAExpress works with a variety of elementary, middle and high schools within Westchester and Rockland County including:

Students take a break from playing Minecraft in our Mobile Classroom

 

 

The DAExpress is equipped with 10 laptops, a large display device for the instructor, and a 3-D printer which can be brought on location to run various programs for kids and teens.  The cost runs $250 per hour, so with a max of 10 kids, it is essentially $25 per kid per lesson, or $200 per kid for an 8-week session.

Check out the video showcasing the Mobile Classroom and its features:

To learn more about The DAExpress, its services, and how to book a program, call (914) 644-8100, e-mail info@TheDAE.com, or visit www.TheDAE.com.

Summer Tech Camp Westchester NY – (914) 644 – 8100, The Digital Arts Experience

Summer Tech Camp Westchester NY – (914) 644 – 8100, The Digital Arts Experience

Join us for our SUMMER TECH CAMP!

The Summer Programs at The DAE are all about having fun while working hands on with the most up to date digital tools and technologies.  From 3D Animation to 3D Printing, Computer Programming to Digital Photography, and so much more, we offer some of the most unique summer programming in Westchester, Fairfield & Rockland Counties.

Our programs are 100% hands-on, so each and every student will have their own computer workstation.  With our small and interactive classrooms, each and every student will have the help and attention they need to fulfill their projects along with their experience here at The DAE.  Best of all, each student will complete his or her program with original work that shows off his or her new skills!

With half day and full day sessions and 1-week and 2-week programs that run all summer, we are sure to have a program that works with your schedule!

Join us for our OPEN HOUSE May 22nd and stop by anytime between 4:00pm and 8:00pm!

Click here to register!

The Digital Arts Experience

170 Hamilton Ave suite 100

White Plains, NY 10601

914-644-8100

http://www.thedae.com

@thedaexperience

http://www.facebook.com/thedaexperience

 

Summer Tech Camp Open House 

This summer, The Digital Arts Experience is offering some of the most unique programs in Westchester. Our camps are focused on providing kids and teens with a hands-on exploration into the digital world in a collaborative and non-competitive environment. We pride ourselves on adhering to low student to teacher ratio which never exceeds six to one. Best of all, each of our student his or her class with complete work that can be used in a portfolio or college application! Programs include:

 

  • Visual Effects & Video Production
  • Digital Photography
  • 3D Printing & Prototyping
  • Stop Motion Animation w/ Legos
  • Anime/Manga Drawing
  • Intro to Electronics w/ Arduino
  • 3D Minecraft Animations
  • 3D Animation & Modeling
  • Graphic Design – Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Web Design with HTLM/CSS
  • Intro to Computer Programming
  • Game Programming with Scratch
  • Game Programming with Java

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We are going to offering two open house dates that will provide an interactive exploration into our summer programs. Join us to learn about our classes, meet our instructors, explore our incredible facility and see real examples of student work! The open house will be trade show style – you can walk through our great room from table to table, learning about each of programs that we will be offering this summer. If you feel that the open house is a good fit and want to register, we will gladly extend a discount on enrollment just for joining us at the open house! 

 

Dates: May 22nd and June 18th from 4:00PM – 8:00PM

 

We don’t require an RSVP, just stop by when it is convenient for you and we will welcome you to our facility!