Online Workshops

Kramden has launched new online workshops to keep you and your family active and learning at home. Check back weekly for the latest!

Piskel: Free Pixel Sprite Editing App

Learn how to make your own graphics for 2D game projects with the web-based pixel editor, Piskel. This hands-on workshop will take you through the sprite creation process. Topics include how to create different styles in 8×8 and 16×16 resolution, how to export your work to use in many game engines, and a brief introduction to animation.
Wednesday, June 3, 11 am – 12 pm
Ages 11+
Free
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Google Sheets: Formulas

Take your spreadsheets knowledge to the next level in this workshop on using formulas in Google Sheets. We will go over what makes up a formula, editing formulas, how to build them from scratch, and some common formulas you’ll use often. Basic familiarity with Google Sheets recommended.
Wednesday, June 3, 2 pm – 3 pm
Ages 14+
Free
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Virtual Tour of Kramden Institute

Join us for a tour of Kramden’s office! We’ll walk you through our operations, including our computer refurbishing stations where donated equipment gets fixed up before it is awarded to students. You’ll have a chance to ask questions about our work, how to donate equipment, and our programs to bridge the digital divide.
Thursday, June 4, 11 am – 12 pm
All ages
Free
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Google Sheets: Functions

Add a new layer of usefulness to your Google Sheets spreadsheets with this workshop on functions. We will go over Sheet’s built-in functions, setting up a function in a cell, using functions correctly with your data, and basic math, statistical, and date functions that are often helpful. Basic familiarity with Google Sheets recommended.
Wednesday, June 10, 2 pm – 3 pm
Ages 14+
Free
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Online Camps

We’re bringing our STEAM camps to you! Spark your child’s imagination with our creative technology camps. Try game design, Scratch coding, electronics, digital creativity, and music coding. Or check out our live computer-building demos.

Computer Classes Postponed

To help keep our community healthy during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we have postponed our Monday night computer classesWe will contact each participant with updated information. If you have any questions, please contact us at 919-293-1133.

Computer Classes for Beginners

Postponed until further notice
Normally held Monday evenings, 6 – 8 pm (unless noted)
Choose dates below

FREE. Ages 18+

This four-class series helps beginners with little or no computer experience learn basic skills. Free computer offer! Attend all four classes to receive a free refurbished desktop computer system (one per household). Sponsored by MetLife.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs; saving, copying, and deleting files; organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents; use cut, copy, and paste; and get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites; find good info using Google searches; filling out forms; keeping accounts secure; and avoiding scams.
  • Social Media Savvy. Learn about social media sites; protecting your privacy; avoiding scams; and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

TechGirlz Workshop Postponed

The Python programming workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 26, has been postponed until a later date. If you registered, please check your email for updates.

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org.

Scholarships: Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other camps & classes. Apply for a scholarship here.

Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.