We were proud to host our 2nd Minecraft Build-Off Tournament on Saturday, January 11th. Kids from all over Westchester, Fairfield and Rockland Counties came together to build anything they could imagine! Participants were given 1 hour to build, and the final products were simply breathtaking. During the tournament, our DAE Staff members were present to make sure everyone was all set up, and gave tours to parents who hung out during.

Local news and press were able to stop by and write-up some wonderful articles about the event. Check out what they had to say:

White Plains Digital Arts Experience Holds Second Minecraft Tournament – The Daily Voice

Minecraft Build-Off Tournament in White Plains – LoHud.com: The Journal News (Westchester)

The Digital Arts Experience will be hosting Minecraft Tournaments regularly – we are looking to develop a community of avid Minecraft players for bigger tournaments with more exposure down the line! Our next tournament will be on Saturday, March 22nd. Save your spot early by registering here!

Interested in using all of that creative Minecraft energy a step further? We’ll be running a new “3D Minecraft Animations with Blender”, where students will learn how to create 3D animations and renders from Minecraft! Students will export their characters or environments and import them into Blender – an open sourced 3D Animation program. From there, they will learn how to use Blender’s powerful editing tools to create unique textures, colors, poses and more! This class will provide a foundation on how to use Blender for 3D Animation and modeling – and by the final class, feel comfortable taking their skills to a more advanced level!

Interested in enrolling? The class dates are listed below:
Saturdays, 2:00PM – 4:00PM: 01/18 – 03/08; or
Tuesdays, 6:00PM – 8:00PM: 01/21 – 03/18

Registration Link