The Digital Arts Experience is closing. Thank you for 10 amazing years
Dear friends and parents,
First, I would like to thank you for your loyalty and support over the last 10 years. Together, we have built an amazing community around our shared passion for being creative with technology, and because of your support we’ve made a huge impact. We created a space where creative kids can join together to learn, create, and share their passions for all things nerdy. DAE students have gone on to pursue computer science, animation, engineering, etc. in college and many of them have built rockets or race cars, created apps out in the market, or created animations for feature films. The most rewarding part of it all is that many students have returned to teach at The DAE during our summer programs.
During the last two years, The DAE has faced significant hardship in this ongoing pandemic. Like all small businesses, we’ve had to continually adapt to the changing circumstances and do our best to press forward. From transitioning all of our programs online in 2020 to downsizing our physical space in 2021, we have worked hard to be able to continue to offer our awesome tech classes to the community.
Unfortunately, the lasting effects of the pandemic on the business are significant and it is no longer sustainable. It is with a heavy heart that I share that The Digital Arts Experience will be shutting down at the end of January.
The DAE Through the Years
Ribbon cutting event signifies the opening of The DAE. The 2nd ever "digital" ribbon cutting in the US.
July 11th, 2012
The DAE's first classes are held, Photography and Graphic Design.
July 18th, 2012
We launch a complete Summer Camp with classes in coding, design, and web development.
July 1st, 2013
The DAE's first ever Minecraft Build-Off Tournament. Many awesome kids ages 9-13 attended.
November 16th, 2013
We bring 3D printing and Makerbot 3D printers to Westchester County.
December 13th, 2013
The DAE begins working with schools, bringing STEM education into the community.
The DAExpress arrives, a cutting-edge mobile classroom for kids in Westchester.
October 6th, 2014
The White Plains Youth Bureau awards The DAE with STEM Recognition Award
May 12th, 2016
The DAE wins the Westchester Family Favorite as the #1 STEM camp in Westchester.
June 29th, 2017
The DAE moves to Scarsdale, NY.
September 17th, 2017
The DAE won Best of Westchester 2019 for "STEAM Classes".
July 17th, 2019
The DAE joins forces with AT&T to create Code Heroes, a summer program for under-served students.
July 30th, 2019
We started a Dungeons & Dragons club that quickly became one of our most popular programs.
November 8th, 2019
The DAE transitions to online classes and workshops in light of COVID-19.
The DAE reopens in 2021 for in-person summer programs.
The DAE sadly closes its doors after nearly 10 years in business.
January 31st, 2022
The DAE's Partners Throughout the Years...
...and many, many others. Thanks for being great partners in supporting STEAM education in our community.
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Our beloved Dungeons & Dragons club will also continue to be offered on an ongoing basis. Nick Sceusa, our former Director of Operations, created the D&D club in 2019 and will be taking over ownership and operations of the club. If your child is currently participating in our D&D club, Nick will be in touch. If you are interested in learning more or signing up, visit www.nicksdndclub.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.